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how can I categorize the My PC page?

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    how can I categorize the My PC page?


    I was resistant to switch from Windows 7 to 8 but decided to try 8.1 after DBANing my hard drive.


    My first question is how can I categorize the My PC page like it was before?








    I noticed 8.1 did not come with the Widgets feature which I assumed was because this is a preview. Can this be enabled or is there a program to emulate it?

    I use ADB and Fastboot alot which initially had trouble installing the Android SDK Composite Interface Driver and Naked Driver 0.72 so I can issue commands to my device while it's in TWRP MultiRom recovery and sideloader mode. Now that I've got that fixed, I am wonder if there is a compatible updated ADB root file manager program for Windows?

    Is there a way to enable Aero Blur in 8.1?
    Last edited by Name Taken; 17 Jul 2013 at 01:00.

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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What do you mean by "categorize?" It looks more or less the same to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    What do you mean by "categorize?" It looks more or less the same to me.
    I want My PC to be categorized by hard drive partitions, removable storage, and portable devices.
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Mine has that. Not sure why yours doesn't. Have you tried using the various right click view options? Or opening the Ribbon and using those view options?

    EDIT:

    Oh, I just realized you said 8.1, sorry. I'm on 8 and it looks just like what you want. Don't know about 8.1.

    How the heck did you get it to only show Devices and Drives anyways? It should also show Network Locations and Folders as well. Like this:

    Click image for larger version
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    I have and there is no option for it.

    I edited the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\ registry key
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Mine has that. Not sure why yours doesn't. Have you tried using the various right click view options? Or opening the Ribbon and using those view options?

    EDIT:

    Oh, I just realized you said 8.1, sorry. I'm on 8 and it looks just like what you want. Don't know about 8.1.

    How the heck did you get it to only show Devices and Drives anyways? It should also show Network Locations and Folders as well. Like this:

    Click image for larger version
    Hello Mystere,

    The tutorial below will help show you how to remove "Folders" from "This PC" in Windows 8.1.


    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1
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    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Mine has that. Not sure why yours doesn't. Have you tried using the various right click view options? Or opening the Ribbon and using those view options?

    EDIT:

    Oh, I just realized you said 8.1, sorry. I'm on 8 and it looks just like what you want. Don't know about 8.1.

    How the heck did you get it to only show Devices and Drives anyways? It should also show Network Locations and Folders as well. Like this:

    Click image for larger version
    Your screen shot is exactly what mine shows in 8.1. I'd suggest he simply hit the arrow left of Folders or Networks locations and collapse the group to simplify the page view and then the full page is available again on demand.
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