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Win 8.1 Navigation Pane on folder issues

  1. #1


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    win 8.1

    Win 8.1 Navigation Pane on folder issues


    Hi

    AFter a clean install of WIn 8.1 pro, i notice that in file explorer, navigation pane, the 'this pc' icon is replaced by the 'desktop' icon, and 'this pc' is a sub folder of 'desktop', in effect they have swapped

    this is different to the other win 8.1 machines i have and makes it difficult to navigate

    is their any reason or a fix for this

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by fisgard; 08 Mar 2015 at 04:37.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Fisgard, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm not sure, but it sounds like you may have Show all folders turned on for the navigation pane. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure it's turned off to see if that is what the issue is.

    Navigation Pane "Show all folders" - Turn On or Off

    If this is not the issue, then please post a screenshot showing this to see what it may be.

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    Posts : 2
    win 8.1


    thats it, thank you very much

    not sure it will cure my aversion to revolving circles, but thank you anyway
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    If you mean the "Busy" circle for the mouse pointer, then you could change it to what you like instead.

    Mouse Pointers - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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