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Windows 8.1 Pro: "This PC", This folder is empty.

  1. #1

    Amman, Jordan
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 Pro: "This PC", This folder is empty.

    When I double click "This PC" file explorer displays "This folder is empty." and it takes a long time to display it's contents. Besides there is something wrong with my desktop shortcuts.

    Anyone can help? I need help.

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  2. #2

    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Hey mate, here is a good way to make your computer run faster: Optimize Performance of Windows 8

    In addition, uninstall any program that you do not actually need/want. Especially uninstall toolbars or coupon apps, etc. After this, get your antivirus program to full scan for any malware on your computer.

    After this, delete all your desktop shortcuts and recreate them. RIGHT-click your desktop, select new>shortcut, and browse to the location of the program to link to it. Click This PC>OS ( c: )>Program files [or located in Program files x86]>and find the program by searching through the matching folder - For example, Revo Uninstaller is located in the Revo Uninstaller folder, but you need to find the .exe that launches the program within that folder.

    There are other methods to doing this. You can 'grab' a file or folder by RIGHT-clicking and holding to drag it to the desktop. A menu will pop open, and you will select create shortcut. You can freely rename these shortcuts also.
    Last edited by DustSailor; 13 Feb 2014 at 13:11. Reason: Smiley's ruining my life!
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