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Please i need to remove this

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    Windows 8.1

    Please i need to remove this


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    tell me how to remove this

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    WHY -- do you feel the need to remove those? They are default folders that are used by a variety of system functions. Removing them is risking destabilizing your system.
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    Penn's Forest
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    hdilru,

    Do you mean the folder listings under This PC?

    I've been looking for the reference also ... they aren't links ... they employ some other mechanism (desktop.ini, registry entry, or XML definition) that I have not yet found. The tutorial section usually has some guides on this type of tweak, but again I haven't seen a tutorial on this subject) to be honest, I've only used Win8 for about 6 months and avoided looking at the tutorial section as I learned Win8 by trial and error.

    Maybe I'll take a look in the Tutorials section and see if anything might help there.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello hdilru, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to remove all or specific "Folders" from "This PC".

    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1
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    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Shawn, you are the greatest !

    I got called away and when I returned - there was the answer.

    Ran the x64 remove all reg and the folders were removed without a reboot. Good stuff you have there.

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    I don't see why anyone would want to remove those. Those are default folders where a lot of stuff can be found on your pc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I don't see why anyone would want to remove those. Those are default folders where a lot of stuff can be found on your pc.
    Hello Atomic77, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Some may wish to access them from a different location, and would then prefer not to have these shortcuts taking up space in their "This PC" window.

    It's all just a matter of one's own personal preferences though. At least we have options to help.
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    Penn's Forest
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    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I don't see why anyone would want to remove those. Those are default folders where a lot of stuff can be found on your pc.
    From my perspective, they are user folders, not system folders. To display them under This PC is odd, to display them under my account is fine.

    I can access the folders under my user account and from Libraries.

    As Shawn said It's all just a matter of one's own personal preferences...

    The actual folders aren't removed, just the shortcut links shown on the Explorer window.
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