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

  1. #40


    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

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  2. #41


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  3. #42


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    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
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  4. #43


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Very useful tutorial Shawn!
    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"...
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  5. #44


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    Hey Horace,

    Actually, I do have a way to add Libraries to "This PC", but it adds then into the "Devices and drives" section though. If you're fine with that, then I could whip up a tutorial for that.

    To me it's a but messy that way, so luckily you could just set Libraries to show in the navigation pane.

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  6. #45


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Yes Shawn, thanks.

    I agree, Libraries in the navigation pane is better.
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  7. #46


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    Windows 8.1


    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
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  8. #47


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    Quote Originally Posted by Random2345 View Post
    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.

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  9. #48


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Random2345 View Post
    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.

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    Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

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


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

    Hope it helps
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  10. #49


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    Quote Originally Posted by Random2345 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Random2345 View Post
    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.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

    Click image for larger version


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


    Click image for larger version


    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.
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