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TheRene

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Hi,

Anyone out there who knows if its possible to create an expandable folder shortcut in i.e. "Computer" toolbar?

This is a shortcut in my "Computer" toolbar, it's not expandable:
Shortcut non expandable.png

This is a regular folder in the same toolbar, it's expandable:
Regular folder expandable.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    msi GT70
    CPU
    Intel©Core ™i7 -3630QM
    Memory
    12GB DDRlll
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX / 2 GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio, Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB+128GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    25/5
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

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mvp
Hello Rene, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what you mean. It looks like you already created an expandable "Computer" toolbar.

Only folders or drives will be expandable in the "Computer" toolbar. Files will not be.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    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 3
    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

TheRene

New Member
Hello Rene, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what you mean. It looks like you already created an expandable "Computer" toolbar.

Only folders or drives will be expandable in the "Computer" toolbar. Files will not be.


Thanks for your quick reply.

I can see how this can be confusing. Yes, the "Computer" toolbar is expandable, but I am thinking of the folders in the "Computer" toolbar. In the first screenshot, you can see that folder (witch is a shortcut) named "Thorstein" is not expandable. If this would have been a regular folder (not shortcut to target folder), it would have been expandable.

If you notice in the second screenshot, the folder "Steam" is expandable, seeing that it's not a shortcut.

So to sum up, I would like to have the shortcut folder "Thorstein" to be expandable.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    msi GT70
    CPU
    Intel©Core ™i7 -3630QM
    Memory
    12GB DDRlll
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX / 2 GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio, Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB+128GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    25/5
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

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mvp
I see now.

Shortcuts, even of folders, are considered to be files, so that's why it's not expandable.

The only way to make it expandable is to move the actual "Thorstein" folder to that location instead of using a shortcut. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    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 3
    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

TheRene

New Member
I see now.

Shortcuts, even of folders, are considered to be files, so that's why it's not expandable.

The only way to make it expandable is to move the actual "Thorstein" folder to that location instead of using a shortcut. :(


I suspected as much. It's really not a big deal, but would have been nice to have that folder expandable, since the target folder is in my SkyDrive dir. Thanks for your help nonetheless, much appreciated! :)

So, no one knows if anything like this is possible in Windows 8?
Making expandable shortcuts
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    msi GT70
    CPU
    Intel©Core ™i7 -3630QM
    Memory
    12GB DDRlll
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX / 2 GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio, Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB+128GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    25/5
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

Brink

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mvp
You're welcome.

Not that I'm aware of. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    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 3
    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

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