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


basher

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That IS the problem - this tutorial removes "folders" from "this pc", but "folders" still exists in "save as" windows. But i see that tutorial has been updated, it removes registry keys from two places now, so i will try it later and see what happens.
 

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That IS the problem - this tutorial removes "folders" from "this pc", but "folders" still exists in "save as" windows. But i see that tutorial has been updated, it removes registry keys from two places now, so i will try it later and see what happens.
The tutorial hasn't been updated. :confused:

OPTION ONE is only for 32-bit Windows.

OPTION TWO is only for 64-bit Windows. This is the one you need to use. Please let us know how it goes using this option.
 

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basher

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Maybe then i saw similar tutorial on another site, and it showed to delete keys from registry only in 1 place, but this tutorial shows to delete keys from 2 places, so this might work.
 

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It should for you. Please let us know how it went. :)
 

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streetwolf

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I got it working Shawn after a couple of tries. Don't know why it didn't work the very first time.
 

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Ok, good. I was just testing, and it was working fine for me.

You possibly didn't restart the PC afterwards?
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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streetwolf

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Ok, good. I was just testing, and it was working fine for me.

You possibly didn't restart the PC afterwards?
I did a restart although when it worked I didn't need a restart.

The only thing I can point a finger at is right before I ran the reg file I backed up my Registry. After seeing that the folders were still there I restored the Registry (needed a reboot) then I merged the reg files. Folders were gone immediately. Go figure.
 

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    ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
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Yeah, the backup .reg was most likely the cause that restored them. The restart is to apply this for the smaller "Save as" type dialogs.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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jonrichco

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Hi Brink, me again. I was surprised that MS in its wisdom (presumably) would reinstate all of the folders I had gone to so much trouble to delete (before I found your excellent .reg solution that is). Someone should tell MS not to nanny us and give us folders we don't want. Thanks again for a fine solution to a nasty headache.
 

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Hey Jon,

Yeah, I'm finding that some of these Windows Updates being released are resetting things back to default.
 

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Chummy

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Yes, windows automatically installed some updates last days and no problems, and today i see left one in optional windows update (kb2984006) i choose to install it then when i back to desktop i see the folders i removed before was back to this pc.
 

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Hello Chummy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yeah, it would be nice if each patch Tuesday so far wouldn't reset this back to default to show Folders in This PC again. :(
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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Brink,

I've used your registry tweaker several times successfully to Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
They have a habit of reappearing after certain Windows updates!

Recently I had to move my Documents folder to another drive as the drive containing it failed.
Consequently the Documents folder appeared under This PC.

I ran your registry tweaker Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1, but it did not remove this folder.

I ran Restore All "Folders" to This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
This successfully restored all the folders.

I ran Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1 again.
This removed all folders EXCEPT Documents.

There are no entries in the registry under HK Local Machine>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Explorer>My Computer>Namespace so I don't know how to remove the Documents folder from This PC.
Any ideas on what I may have done by moving Documents and how to remove it from This PC?

Out of interest, at the time of moving the Documents folder, I moved all my other user folders too, yet they do not appear under This PC, just Documents.

Peter

Addendum:

Since posting my original message, I have solved the problem by using your tweak: File Explorer that Always Opens to This PC
I don't know what was happening before doing this, but all is now well!

Peter
 
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Great news Peter. I'm glad you got it sorted. :)
 

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    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
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

FX2

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Hello ... Did you find the solution that removes these files in Windows 10? I tried this solution with Windows 10, it has not worked. If you have the solution and you can share, I would be very grateful .. Regards
 

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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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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

FX2

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Thank you for your fast answer... This solution worked straight off I am very grateful to you for it and thank you one thousand times.. See you soon...
 

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You're most welcome FX2. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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

SammerIT

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Many thanks BRINKS:thumbsup:, that's really solved one of the puzzles, the other part is how to hide/remove favorites from the "save as" window on RDS Windows server 2012 R2, any ideas?

Many thanks in advance
 
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SammerIT

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Hi Peter, can you please send me the link to that "File Explorer that Always Opens to This PC" tweek?

Brink,

I've used your registry tweaker several times successfully to Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
They have a habit of reappearing after certain Windows updates!

Recently I had to move my Documents folder to another drive as the drive containing it failed.
Consequently the Documents folder appeared under This PC.

I ran your registry tweaker Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1, but it did not remove this folder.

I ran Restore All "Folders" to This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1
This successfully restored all the folders.

I ran Remove All "Folders" from This PC in 64-bit Windows 8.1 again.
This removed all folders EXCEPT Documents.

There are no entries in the registry under HK Local Machine>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Explorer>My Computer>Namespace so I don't know how to remove the Documents folder from This PC.
Any ideas on what I may have done by moving Documents and how to remove it from This PC?

Out of interest, at the time of moving the Documents folder, I moved all my other user folders too, yet they do not appear under This PC, just Documents.

Peter

Addendum:

Since posting my original message, I have solved the problem by using your tweak: File Explorer that Always Opens to This PC
I don't know what was happening before doing this, but all is now well!

Peter
 

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  • OS
    Windows Server 2012 R2

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