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

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by m18xr2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Although it makes it easy for everyone to understand each other on these tutorials, sticking to the Windows assigned names, you can rename "This PC" or "Computer" to something of your choosing - like "Workhorse", "Laptop", or "Speedster"!
    Yep, you sure could.

    Computer Folder Name - Change in Windows
    thanks for that

    another thing, how do I remove the favourite in the left panel as well as library? weird thing is favourite is a category of its own which library should too, but library for me is under "this PC".. what should i do?
    You're welcome. The two tutorials below can help show how to remove Favorites and Libraries from the navigation pane.

    Add or Remove "Libraries" from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

    Add or Remove "Favorites" from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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  2. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    FYI... Installed the leaked Windows 8.1 RTM GA Rollup A x64 and it restored all the folders. Just run the reg file again to remove them.
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  3. #12


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    Thank you for the heads up Gary.
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  4. #13


    Hi,

    I'm on W8.1 9600 and " remove all folders in This PC " don't work for me ?
    can you help me ?
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  5. #14


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    Hello Hyperia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here's a few things to check.


    Are you signed in an administrator account?

    When you merged the .reg file from step 3, be sure that you approved all prompts at step 12.

    If you had File Explorer open when you merged the .reg file, then close and open it to see the change.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Oct 2013 at 09:53. Reason: typo
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  6. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Hyperia, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here's a few things to check.


    Are you signed in an administrator account?

    When you merged the .reg file from step 3, be sure that you approved all prompts at step 12.

    If you had File Explorer open when you merged the .reg file, then close and open it to see the change.
    I'm sorry, i've fail

    It Work ! Thanks really !!
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  7. #16


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    No worries Hyperia. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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  8. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries Hyperia. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
    You're just amazing !

    Can you tell me how use this .reg with .bat ?

    Use : start /wait %systemdrive%\Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg

    OR

    Use : start infdefaultinstall %systemdrive%\Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.reg

    ( i use .bat for install my drivers effortless )
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  9. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hyperia,

    If you like, here's a .bat version of the .reg. You'll need to right click on the .bat and click on "Run as administrator" for it to work though.

    Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.bat
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  10. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hyperia,

    If you like, here's a .bat version of the .reg. You'll need to right click on the .bat and click on "Run as administrator" for it to work though.

    Remove_All_Folders_in_This_PC.bat
    Thanks !

    Do you have a solution to change the colors of thumbnails?
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