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

  1. #60


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    You're most welcome Kelwin, and welcome to Eight Forums. I'm glad that they were able to help.

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  2. #61


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Question, is it possible to remove the user folders and replace them with libraries?
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  3. #62


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    Hey Andy,

    If you like, you could have Libraries show in the navigation pane.

    Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer
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  4. #63


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  5. #64


    So... with the SkyDrive integration of 8.1, I am finding the user folders in This PC to be largely useless.

    How would I go about changing them to the corresponding SkyDrive folders; without messing-up permissions or locations of my regular user folders?
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  6. #65


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    Hello ksdixon,

    For that, it may be best to use SkyDrive in the navigation pane instead, and remove the user folders from This PC if you like.

    If you like, the SkyDrive folder itself should be able to be added to This PC like the Libraries folder, but it would only be a single folder that would open to all the other SkyDrive subfolders. I'll add this to my list of tutorials to create today, and post back when it's finished.
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  7. #66


    Yeah... that's an option (to use the navigation pane). Is it not possible to delete the user folders from the This PC window, and then manually add the SkyDrive folders? Would the local SkyDrive location would work (e.g. C:\Users\Karl\SkyDrive\Documents )
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  8. #67


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    I'll look into what options may be available for the SkyDrive folders. I'm pretty sure you can add the main SkyDrive folder to This PC, but not sure about the subfolders yet.

    Do note that the SkyDrive folders are not the same as or tied to your user folders.
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  9. #68


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I'll look into what options may be available for the SkyDrive folders. I'm pretty sure you can add the main SkyDrive folder to This PC, but not sure about the subfolders yet.

    Do note that the SkyDrive folders are not the same as or tied to your user folders.
    Thanks. Yeah, I know they're not the same, I just find the SkyDrive integration to be fantastic - allowing me to access the files from any device. It has it's drawbacks, like file size limitations (a 2GB iso files was too big for SkyDrive to handle), but in general it's good.

    Ideally I'd like to mix-n-match, like this:
    Folders:
    - Users\Karl\SkyDrive\Documents
    - Users\Karl\Downloads
    - Users\Karl\SkyDrive\Music
    - Users\Karl\SkyDrive\Pictures
    - Users\Karl\SkyDrive\Programs
    - Users\Karl\Videos

    - Devices and Drives
    - C: Windows
    - D: DVD-ROM Drive

    etc.
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  10. #69


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok ksdixon,

    Here's the tutorial for adding SkyDrive and/or the default SkyDrive folders.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ows-8-1-a.html
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