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Solved Can we get rid of default folders shortcuts everywhere?


mikolajek

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Warsaw, Poland

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#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Precision M4800
    CPU
    Intel i7-4900MQ
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4600 & nVidia Quadro K2100M
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM & Dell 2408WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB & Hitachi TravelStar 5K750 750 GB
    Browser
    Firefox 32
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security 15

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mvp
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23,327
#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

mikolajek

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Member
Warsaw, Poland

Posts
65
#3
Thank you! This works like a charm!

Customization is everything... At least in OS :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Precision M4800
    CPU
    Intel i7-4900MQ
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4600 & nVidia Quadro K2100M
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM & Dell 2408WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB & Hitachi TravelStar 5K750 750 GB
    Browser
    Firefox 32
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security 15

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mvp
Posts
23,327
#4
You're most welcome. I agree with that. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone