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Make my PC Settings icon and "Tools" folder disappear!

  1. #11


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    GRRR - let me get this right... in Sort by Name mode, you cant get the Administrative Tools category to disappear? You cant be serious...... I simply CANT win.

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  2. #12


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    lol and so i tried hiding it under assumption they were all SHORTCUTS and low and behold, it makes them all disappear in control panel too.... FML lol.
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  3. #13


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    just fwiw - if i can move the store icon under the "tools" category like pc settings in category mode - that would be a concession im willing to make lol.

    I was prepared to go with apps by name until administrative tools popped up after restarting (even though the darn show administrative tools dipswitch is set to OFF) sigh. I toggled it on/off just in case but nope.. theyre stuck in by name view 24/7.

    category mode, the dipswitch works - they arent present - and i have to deal with the pc settings/store organization issue.

    Lesser of two evils - one of the two has to be resolveable >.<
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yeah..., tweaks often open larger 'cans of worms'!
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  5. #15


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    That they do. Thing is, my problem is largely solved if I sort by name. I can live with that. I get the cleanliness I wanted and the grouping I wanted.

    The issue now is that administrative tools show no matter what I do which is nuts. I didn't even "touch" administrative tools lol.

    I checked on my other PC. I thought maybe in. "Sort by name" mode they showed but sure as &$?& on the other PC they are toggleable no matter the view used.

    If anyone has any ideas . now I wish I had backed up a bit more recently with Acronis lol.
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    The issue now is that administrative tools show no matter what I do which is nuts. I didn't even "touch" administrative tools lol.
    Can you post a screen shot?
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  8. #18


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    The issue now is that administrative tools show no matter what I do which is nuts. I didn't even "touch" administrative tools lol.
    Can you post a screen shot?
    LOL you live for screenshots don't you :P I will post one in a bit (in a dungeon in ffxiv atm!)

    Its simple really - The same category you have showing in your screenshot (administrative tools) shows in mine (except I don't want it to!).

    Regardless of sorting method I choose Administrative Tools shows up whether I have it set to "show" or "hide" in the charms bar under tiles.

    Ridiculous I tell ya. Never was an issue until yesterday and cant figure out what or why it is now.

    As for the link that was posted by the previous poster - Im checking it now and will let ya know :P
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hmmm......,
    Check this vid out, (it's a little 'all over the place' but with some patience you can muscle your way through it):



    The Administrative Tools folder is a tricky one; you have to 'cut' the shortcuts from the default folder and put them in a new 'Admin' folder. Leave the original one empty, it won't show.
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  10. #20


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    I love windows 8 - good times. Of course if we weren't enthusiasts, or atleast in my case; anal, it wouldn't be an issue LOL.
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    WIth that said, ill take a peek. I appreciate your help tremendously! I'll be back in a bit with the results Here's to hoping! Its little things like this I get stuck on and cant mentally move on to things that are much more important until I resolve them. I'm a weird weird ******* :P
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