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Can we get rid of default folders shortcuts everywhere?

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    Can we get rid of default folders shortcuts everywhere?


    After updating to Win 8.1 I'm overwhelmed by Windows default folders stuck everywhere - in My Computer (excuse me - This PC from now on...), in Explorer, in the tree in Open/Save dialogs and so on.

    It's just enough for me to have my favorite folders under "Favorites" and just have my drives icons/shortcuts under "This PC" as I don't use Windows default folders normally.

    It there any way to achieve this?

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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mikolajek, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you are referring to the "Folders" in your "This PC" window in File Explorer, then the tutorial below can help show you how to remove them. In your case, be sure to use OPTION TWO for your 64-bit Windows.

    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thank you! This works like a charm!

    Customization is everything... At least in OS
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I agree with that.
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    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Thank you for the link. I was hoping someone would find a way to get rid of those folders and this worked perfectly.
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