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

  1. #130


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonrichco View Post
    These are the keys in my machine:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpa ce\
    They are not the same as yours.
    NameSpace
    {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572649FDE}
    {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E46713}
    {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-1307-DFADABB5ACCA}
    {40953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
    {BDEADFC0-C265-11DO-BCED-00A0C90AB5OF}

    So not the same as in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
    Don't know why that would be
    Jon
    Jon,

    The top 3 keys are correct, but the bottom two (below) must have been added by you or some program. They are not in the registry by default.

    {40953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
    {BDEADFC0-C265-11DO-BCED-00A0C90AB5OF}

    You are missing these below:

    {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
    {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
    {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}

    Please post a screenshot of your "This PC" window, and one showing the same registry locations below from your system.

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  2. #131


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    thanks admin.
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  3. #132


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    Windows 8.1

    Another question


    Hi all,
    I just discovered this forum last night and have already found heaps of useful, helpful information.

    Brink; I used the reg_edit to remove all my shortcuts from "This PC" and it worked fine, except I still have three other items under "This PC" and I can't for the life of me work out why they're residing there, or if there's a way to change where they sit. I was hoping someone here could assist.

    I recently downloaded SugarSync as my Cloud service (I'll look at removing the OneDrive folder from the shortcuts pane when I feel confident enough to follow that tutorial) but I have no idea why it's been placed under "This PC" and not near the OneDrive folder.

    Also I have my WDTV Live Hub (connected to my router and TV) showing up in there, as well as under network. Any idea why this might be?

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    My OCD would love the "This PC" to contain the four PC drives, and for the network devices such as the WDTV and my wife's PC to be under Network where I assume they belong.

    Just seems counter intuitive to me. Any advice appreciated.
    Dave
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  4. #133


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    Hello Dave, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Check in the right pane of each long GUID number subkey under the NameSpace key at both locations to see if one may have the name of the item you want to remove like below for RealPlayer Cloud in mine.

    If it does, then you can delete the long GUID subkey to remove it.

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    Before doing this, you might consider creating a restore point. This way you could do a quick system restore to undo a mistakenly deleted wrong key.
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  5. #134


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you


    Thanks for the welcome. I see you're a night owl as well

    I had a look in that location and did find an entry for SugarSync (I'll create a restore point and try to remove it later), but cannot see anything for my two network entries. Any thoughts on those?

    Cheers,
    Dave

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  6. #135


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    Good news so far. Go ahead and post a screenshot showing the network locations highlighted in This PC. If it's where I think it is, it would be in a different location in the registry.
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  7. #136


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    Windows 8

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    Hey Shawn!

    The folders are back today after last night's updates. I found the reg file I saved and I applied it again. Time spent getting the problem fixed? About 15 seconds mostly navigating to the reg file.

    Ann
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    Hey Ann. Just gotta love those resetting updates.
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  9. #138


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    So, this tutorial works for files explorer, but how about a dialog window, when you downloading files from the internet or saving files from programs, and when a mini window appears to show where to save files, "folders" exist in these windows. This tutorial doesnt work for those mini windows "save as", so how to remove it from there ?
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  10. #139


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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    So, this tutorial works for files explorer, but how about a dialog window, when you downloading files from the internet or saving files from programs, and when a mini window appears to show where to save files, "folders" exist in these windows. This tutorial doesnt work for those mini windows "save as", so how to remove it from there ?
    Hello Basher,

    Yep, it will remove "Folders" from "This PC" in the small "Save as" type dialogs as well. Since you have a 64-bit Windows, you'll need to use OPTION TWO for it to work though. OPTION ONE will not work fully in a 64-bit Windows.
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