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Vertical spacing issue between 'this pc' and 'libraries'

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Vertical spacing issue between 'this pc' and 'libraries'

    Hi everyone,

    I registered purely to post this as it's driving me mad, hoping someone else might have noticed it or have a fix!

    I open explorer, you get in the navigation pane:

    This PC

    Ok, so I want to remove Favourites because its a waste of space. I can right click in navigation pane or go 'view > navigation pane' to remove the favourites, doesn't make a difference which method.

    Now all looks ok, favourites disappears, vertical spacing is fine. However, on re-opening an explorer window, libraries are suddenly squashed up next to this pc for some unknown reason. If I then put favourites back, close and re-open explorer, vertical spacing is fine again.

    Basically, I can't remove favourites without it messing with the spacing, so I have to leave it in for now. I've run sfc.exe from cmd prompt but didn't come up with any errors. You'll notice I have used winaero to remove the folders from 'This PC' so maybe the problem lies there, not 100% sure though how to get explorer back to stock other than sfc.exe.

    1) Explorer default

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    2) Favourites removed

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    3) Explorer re-opened

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    Has anyone else had this issue? Thanks.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello SC, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you use a method in the tutorial below to remove Favorites?

    Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

    If so, see if restarting explorer or the computer afterwards may sort it if it's just a glitch.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks for the reply. I was a member of the windows 7 forums previously and found a lot of the tutorials most helpful!

    I tried options 1 & 2 already. Even after a restart of explorer and a full pc restart, the spacing issue persists (as in my 3rd image in original post).
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  4. #4

    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    One option would be to turn off show libraries(that's what I do) because if you leave the This PC tree open it shows the libraries too.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    The folder under 'This PC' aren't libraries though. I have loads of libraries but have to leave that old fashioned looking 'Favourites' on display purely because of a spacing issue.

    I have tried the same thing on a completely different windows 8.1 pc with identical results, remove favourites, close and re-open explorer and libraries is squashed up against this pc.
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  6. #6

    Mine is always that way, even with Favorites showing, always has been too.

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Vertical spacing issue between 'this pc' and 'libraries'
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