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

  1. #50


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1 enterprise


    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.

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    Hi, Thanks for your reply. Here the screenshot:

    Attachment 30304


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


    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?

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  2. #51


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    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.

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    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
    
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
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  3. #52


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    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.
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  4. #53


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    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.
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  5. #54


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pintu440 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Random2345 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    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:

    Attachment 30304


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


    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}
    Last edited by gmawet; 05 Nov 2013 at 08:10.
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  6. #55


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 pro (oem)


    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.
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  7. #56


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 x64


    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.
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  8. #57


    Posts : 14
    windows 8.1


    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?
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  9. #58


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mashebro,

    Yes, it's possible to add a Control Panel and Network shell folder location shortcut in This PC if that's what you meant.

    How to add custom folders in This PC in Windows 8.1 or remove the defaults | Winaero
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  10. #59


    Norway
    Posts : 3
    8.1 Std-64


    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
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