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Add own folders to "this PC"

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1

    Add own folders to "this PC"


    Hi.

    C: is hidden from our users, and in win7/8 we created an library for a local folder on C: that users can use. But now in 8.1 with the changes in "this PC" it just looks awful with all entries under this pc, and favorites, and network, and library. i know that i can delete the special folders under this PC but i will still need to use this PC and Library for networks drive and our library for C:.
    Is it somehow possible to make our library for C:\Local as an special folder under this PC so we dont need both this pc and library in the pane menu?

    Regards

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Looks like this little free utility might get the job done for you. I personally haven't tried it myself but Winaero makes some very nice free utilities:

    WinAero: This PC Tweaker

    Good luck and I hope this information has been helpful.

    Note: the above was not intended to address moving the inherent Library folder but is intended to allow you to create a custom user folder under "This PC."

    my2cents
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    the app was kind of useful, i created the folder and then i exported the registry keys that was created, so i can deploy a .reg on all our computers. but there is one problem.
    if i double click on the folder in This PC and then right click in the folder the shell for "New" is gone, so i cant create new folders etc.

    anyone knows how to fix this? it feels like i can copy this shell from somewhere in the registry and apply to my new folder.. or?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Glad I could help. No time to address your second issue right now but that is fixable. If no answers, I'll get back to you when I can.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    that would be really nice, i'm attaching my reg so you can see what i have done.
    Add own folders to "this PC" Attached Files
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, since This PC is primarily a navigation menu, I am not going to try and alter that structure. Anyway, here is one way it could work for you:

    First, you would need to establish a "folder within a folder" arrangement. Once done, then you could link it via the utility like so:

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    Hopefully that could work for you; however, if not, I wish you all the best in finding an appropriate solution.

    my2cents
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1


    Thanks for trying but that aint the solution im looking for. I will continue looking, but thanks for all
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