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MDJ

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How to change names of the folders in navigation pane in Windows 8.1 x64 under This PC category? I want to change the names which are shown in File Explorer, not actually change locations.
 

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topgundcp

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Just go to: C:\Users\Username
  1. On the RHS, right click on the folder->Rename
  2. Sign out and sign back in to take effect.
 

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Ztruker

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What folders do you want to change? Can you post a screen capture to help us understand?
 

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    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
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    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
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    Lenovo
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MDJ

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What folders do you want to change? Can you post a screen capture to help us understand?

I recently localized my Windows, but some folder names left unchanged. I want to change them manually, but not actually change folder locations on hard disk. Just to change how they are shown in File Explorer. I attach images which will explain my words.

This shows folders whose names I want to change:
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Screenshots below shows what I mean by saying ‘not actually change folder locations on hard disk’.
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    Windows 8.1 x64
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    PC/Desktop
    Country Flag
    Lithuania

topgundcp

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Just go to: C:\Users\Username
  1. On the RHS, right click on the folder->Rename
  2. Sign out and sign back in to take effect.

I don‘t use Libraries so this doesn‘t work. I want to change the names of the folders under This PC category.
This is exactly what I suggested above.
Note: After making the change, you need to sign out and sign back in to take effect.
From the screenshot, I Changed Download to My Downloads

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Name
    Dino
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

MDJ

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Just go to: C:\Users\Username
  1. On the RHS, right click on the folder->Rename
  2. Sign out and sign back in to take effect.

I don‘t use Libraries so this doesn‘t work. I want to change the names of the folders under This PC category.
This is exactly what I suggested above.
Note: After making the change, you need to sign out and sign back in to take effect.
From the screenshot, I Changed Download to My Downloads

View attachment 49055


It isn‘t the same for me. In all accounts of my Windows Navigation Pane leads to the same folders (user accounts don‘t have seperate folders), only Desktop folder is different for each user. Documents folder is on D disk and other ones but Desktop folder are in D:\Documents\.
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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Country Flag
    Lithuania

MDJ

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Well, though I didn‘t find a way to rename those folders manually, I recreated them and reseted their locations (right-clicked folders in navigation pane, clicked ‘Properties’ and chose ‘Location’ tab). After doing this, my localized version of Windows changed the names of those folders.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Country Flag
    Lithuania

Ztruker

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Good fix, way to go.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us florida

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