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Add "Computer" to Win 8 file explorer navigation pane

  1. #11


    Thanks, SIW2. I'll give it a try.

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  2. #12


    Classic Shell is nice but it doesn't solve the problem. There must be a missing or corrupted file or files in my system not fixed when I upgraded from 7 to 8.
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  3. #13


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    Yes. probably.

    You can add computer to classic explorer like this - open classic explorer settings.

    Dot the All Settings box.

    grab custom item from the right pane and drag it into the left.

    rt click the custom item ( now in the left pane ) and select EDIT.

    On the second dropdown of the edit box, select computer from the list.

    You have to Ok it there and again in the main window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbdresner View Post
    Classic Shell is nice but it doesn't solve the problem. There must be a missing or corrupted file or files in my system not fixed when I upgraded from 7 to 8.

    Steve,

    Did you see my post below? It may be able to help.


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  5. #15


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    This what you get - it is much better - nice flyout menu:
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  6. #16


    Restore_Computer_registry_entries.reg gave me the following error message:

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    I'm the administrator.

    I tried refresh (repair/install) a few times in Windows 7, where the problem originated. It failed each time at the very end of the process. Instead of trying it again with Windows 8, I'll wait until I'm in the mood to do a clean install of Windows 8.

    Thanks again,
    Steve
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  7. #17


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    you are the admin, right, but you have to run it as administrator , it's an option when you right click on the shortcut
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  8. #18


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    Don't have "run as administrator" option. Tried "take ownership," but that didn't work.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by sbdresner View Post
    Restore_Computer_registry_entries.reg gave me the following error message:

    Click image for larger version

    I'm the administrator.

    I tried refresh (repair/install) a few times in Windows 7, where the problem originated. It failed each time at the very end of the process. Instead of trying it again with Windows 8, I'll wait until I'm in the mood to do a clean install of Windows 8.

    Thanks again,
    Steve
    Steve,

    That would be normal with the REG file I posted above if part of the registry entries for "Computer" haven't had their permissions modfied and are still protected by the system. This is a good thing meaning that they weren't deleted. The REG file was to restore them in case they were deleted.

    At this point, I would recommend to reset Windows 8 to basically have a clean install afterwards, but a little faster. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.
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  10. #20


    Thanks, SIW2.

    The Classic Shell configuration puts the drives in the start menu, but when the file explorer starts up in an "open" or "save as" situation, for example, I still get the limited selection of folders in the navigation pane and have to enter the drive and folder names manually, which in some cases is not an option. In this sense, the filer explorer cannot be replaced.

    Steve
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