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This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1

How Add or Remove Default "Folders" from This PC in Windows 8.1

information   Information
In Windows 8.1, Computer has been renamed to This PC. This PC now displays your Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders in addition to the usual devices and drives (hard drives, optical drives, and removable devices) and network locations.

These linked "Folders" are shortcuts of the folders in the C:\Users\(user name) profile folder of the currently signed in user.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the default Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders from only This PC (Computer) for all users in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

warning   Warning
Be sure that you use the correct download from Option One or Option Two below for your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 for it to work properly.

Tip   Tip
Recent Windows Updates have been resetting this and restoring Folders back to This PC.

If this happens to you after installing Windows Updates, then you can just reapply the .reg file below again.


EXAMPLE: Folders Added and Removed from "This PC" in Windows 8.1
Folders_in_This_PC.jpg
Remove_Folders_in_This_PC.jpg








OPTION ONE

Add or Remove "Folders" from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1



Note   Note
This option will only work in 32-bit Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

For 64-bit, see OPTION TWO below instead.


1. Do step 2 or 3, OR 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and/or 9 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Restore All "Folders" to This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Restore_Folders_in_This_PC.reg
download


3. To Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg
download


4. To Remove Only "Desktop" Folder from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_Desktop_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


5. To Remove Only "Documents" Folder from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_Documents_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


6. To Remove Only "Downloads" Folder from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_Downloads_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


7. To Remove Only "Music" Folder from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_Music_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


8. To Remove Only "Pictures" Folder from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_Pictures_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


9. To Remove Only "Videos" Folder from This PC in 32-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
Remove_Videos_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


10. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.​
11. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.​
12. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
13. Restart the PC to fully apply.​
14. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​






OPTION TWO

Add or Remove "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1



Note   Note
This option will only work in 64-bit Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

For 32-bit, see OPTION ONE above instead.


1. Do step 2 or 3, OR 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and/or 9 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Restore All "Folders" to This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Restore_Folders_in_This_PC.reg
download


3. To Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg
download


4. To Remove Only "Desktop" Folder from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_Desktop_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


5. To Remove Only "Documents" Folder from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_Documents_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


6. To Remove Only "Downloads" Folder from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_Downloads_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


7. To Remove Only "Music" Folder from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_Music_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


8. To Remove Only "Pictures" Folder from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_Pictures_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


9. To Remove Only "Videos" Folder from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.​
64-bit_Remove_Videos_Folder_in_This_PC.reg
download


10. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.​
11. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.​
12. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
13. Restart the PC to fully apply.​
14. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​



That's it,
Shawn


 

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Gornot

Member
Member
I was just wondering if you guys have this tutorial up here 'cause I just found out, like, five minutes ago, how to do this. Annoying as hell, those folders, and for most users with more than one partition completely useless. Now I can scale down my Explorer window to the size of the context pane :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-531G
    CPU
    Intel B960 Sandy Bridge (2.2GHz, 2MB L3 cache)
    Motherboard
    Intel® HM77 Express
    Memory
    6GB (4+2) DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GT630M with 1GB dedicated VRAM + Intel HD
    Sound Card
    Integrated audio with 2xHigh Definition Dolby® v4 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" HD LED Acer CineCrystal™ (high-brightness 200-nit)
    Screen Resolution
    1.366 x 768 (WXGA)
    Hard Drives
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    Keyboard
    Acer FineTip & MultiTouch Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 5M

Brink

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mvp
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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
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    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

zpempire

New Member
Works but please help

thanks for this, it help a lot to remove these folders in This PC. However, for example, in word and excel, if I go to "File" and click "open", all those folders "desktop, documents, etc..." still show in This PC. Do you have any methods to remove it as well? thanks in advance
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1

Hopachi

Polyhedric Stellation
VIP Member
Pro User
Very useful tutorial Shawn! :thumb:
Thanks again!

Now all I need (in case I want to get to the folders quickly without restoring them) is re-enable "Libraries" or add the needed ones to "Favorites"...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

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

Hopachi

Polyhedric Stellation
VIP Member
Pro User
Yes Shawn, thanks.

I agree, Libraries in the navigation pane is better. :thumb:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

Random2345

New Member
Thanks for your help it works perfectly apart from one problem. Whenever I create a new folder in Downloads (or Document, Music, Videos) the folder reapears in navigation pane under This PC. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

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

Random2345

New Member
Thanks for your help it works perfectly apart from one problem. Whenever I create a new folder in Downloads (or Document, Music, Videos) the folder reapears in navigation pane under This PC. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks

Hello Random, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID the issue. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html


Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

1.jpg


When I merge 64-bit_Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg it doesn’t show in the navigation pane anymore.


2.jpg


But when I create a new folder in download it appears under "This PC" again.

Hope it helps :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Thanks for your help it works perfectly apart from one problem. Whenever I create a new folder in Downloads (or Document, Music, Videos) the folder reapears in navigation pane under This PC. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks

Hello Random, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID the issue. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html


Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

View attachment 30304


When I merge 64-bit_Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg it doesn’t show in the navigation pane anymore.


View attachment 30305


But when I create a new folder in download it appears under "This PC" again.

Hope it helps :)



I'm not seeing this when I do the same. As a test, try merging the download .reg file (step 3) again, be sure to approve all prompts (step 12), then restart your PC to see if you still have this issue.
 

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

pintu440

New Member
Thanks for your help it works perfectly apart from one problem. Whenever I create a new folder in Downloads (or Document, Music, Videos) the folder reapears in navigation pane under This PC. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks

Hello Random, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID the issue. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html


Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

View attachment 30304


When I merge 64-bit_Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg it doesn’t show in the navigation pane anymore.


View attachment 30305


But when I create a new folder in download it appears under "This PC" again.

Hope it helps :)


Same Problem With Me. Help?:(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 enterprise

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Hello Pintu, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Did you move your user folders or profile to another location by chance?

Please export (right click -> Export) these two keys below from your registry as .reg files, and upload them here. I'll take a look at them to see if they may show what the issue may be. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html


Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\[COLOR=#ff0000][B]NameSpace[/B][/COLOR]


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\[B][COLOR=#ff0000]NameSpace[/COLOR][/B]
 

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

maxtolenaar

New Member
The tutorial says about to "ADD" and to "REMOVE" folders. I think it is misleading because it only talks about removing those folders. I want to add new "additional folders" besides the six default folders. Your tutorial says nothing about that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Hello Max, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm sorry, but this tutorial is for the default "Folders" in "This PC" only. That's why it doesn't say anything about other folders.

Please go ahead and create a new thread in the Customization forum area instead to see what we can do to help. :)
 

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

gmawet

New Member
Hello Random, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help to ID the issue. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html


Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

View attachment 30304


When I merge 64-bit_Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg it doesn’t show in the navigation pane anymore.


View attachment 30305


But when I create a new folder in download it appears under "This PC" again.

Hope it helps :)


Same Problem With Me. Help?:(

I had the same problem, and the downloads folder also did refresh correctly when I created new objects. Here is how I fixed both problems:
  1. Right-click "Downloads" in the navigation pane under "Favorites," select "Remove"
  2. Go to your user folder (type username in address bar)
  3. Open the "Downloads" folder
  4. Right-click "Favorites" in the navigation pane, select "Add Current Location to Favorites"

The problem, if you take a look at your screenshot is that the shortcut under "Favorites" shows "This PC>Downloads" (which should no longer exist). What you need is "Username>Downloads."

Also, if you want the "This PC>Downloads" to go away when opening files, then go to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}\ShellFolder
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}\ShellFolder

and change "attributes" from f080004d to f090004d. You might need to do the same for all the other "This PC" folders...

Desktop Folder – {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
Documents Folder – {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
Downloads Folder – {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Music Folder – {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
Pictures Folder – {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
Videos Folder – {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Watoh

New Member
Hello,

Apologies if i missed this, i did read 4 pages...

The tutorial says Add or Remove, I want to add some folders, not the default ones, but some new ones. Is it possible, if so how? Ideally i'd like to add my library folders.

Thanks for any help.

EDIT: Opps.. i should have read page 6! Ok this does not cover it.. shame. Cheers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pro (oem)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    i5-3570K
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    1.5GB GTX 480
    Sound Card
    x-fi extreme music
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 SSD
    Lots of spinny ones
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Coolmaster
    Cooling
    Water Cooled

Pixel Eater

Member
Member
gmawet, thank you! I had the same thing, and may never have realized what was causing it.

Brink, I think this would be worth adding to the original post. I was having the same issue, that basically if I dragged My Pictures to favorites instead of what's written above, every time I actually entered a folder inside Pictures, it would resurrect under This PC temporarily, until I closed that folder window.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    CPU
    Intel Q9450
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage Formula
    Memory
    8 GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7950 OC
    Sound Card
    Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP ZR2740W
    PSU
    Kingwin LZW Platinum 560
    Case
    Silverstone TJ-08
    Cooling
    Nexus Real Silent
    Keyboard
    Dell GYUM95SK
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    35 Mbit/s

mashebro

New Member
has been looking for this, thanks Brink :)

just add 1 question, is it possible to add control panel and networking in the this pc like old windows?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

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

kelwin

New Member
Just some praise - those regfiles saved me countless puzzled hours.
I have moved from XP to 8.0 to 8.1 in a month-with ClassicShell-:)

kelwin
Happy New Member
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Std-64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Compaq 100-000eo
    CPU
    AMDK140
    Motherboard
    2B01
    Memory
    DDR3 8192MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Packard Bell Viseo 243DBD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Internet Speed
    50/10
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    F-Secure
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