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Nonsense display in new 8.1 Explorer tree

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    Nonsense display in new 8.1 Explorer tree

    How get the old Windows 7/8 look back in Windows 8.1 Explorer? The idea of combining the folders "pictures, documents, downloads, music and videos" on top of the drives is totally stupid and redundant. What are the libraries then for??? I have several other libraries added and want them to be shown, so I have to enable libraries, but then I have the "default" libraries doubled now....
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    Last edited by dfgfgd; 22 Oct 2013 at 04:57.

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    Posts : 79
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit

    Yea, I didn't get that either. I was scratching my head on that one. But I'm just living with it. Adapt and roll with it I say. But I think it may have had a hand in deleting my Itunes music. Fortunately I had it backed up and the whole folder structure was still there on my Win7 install.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Perhaps you want to try this?

    Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

    There are other tutorials for removing SkyDrive and other customisations of the file explorer if you want in the same place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Perhaps you want to try this?

    Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

    There are other tutorials for removing SkyDrive and other customisations of the file explorer if you want in the same place.
    No. You dont understand or didnt look at the picture/read the post correctly. I dont want to disable the libraries. I want of course have the libraries shown, because it is editable/you can add things to it. I want these stupid doubled six folders gone under "My Computer", which came with 8.1, and are redundant because you have them already in your libraries and mostly ALSO in your favorites. You cant even minimize them, because then all drives are minimized too like c:, d:, and so on. I want it to look like the picture I attached here.
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    Posts : 69
    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP

    This may help
    How to remove Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos and Downloads folders from the Computer folder in Windows 8.1 | Winaero

    I should note that modifying your registry may be dangerous and I don't take any responsibility do it at your own risk. Just in case do Backup.
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    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit

    In addition to the above posters reply, if you don't want to edit the registry yourself, Brink has provided some reg files in this tutorial:
    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1

    Also, if following the Winaero tutorial and doing it manually, someone left the following comment on another site:

    "On 64-bit systems you need to delete those keys from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpa ce too, so that 32-bit programs don't show those folders either (in save/open dialogs for example)."
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