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    Libraries - Move above This PC in Windows 8.1

    Libraries - Move above This PC in Windows 8.1
    How to Move Libraries above This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    23 Oct 2013
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    How to Move Libraries above This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 8.1


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    This tutorial will show you how to move Libraries above This PC in the navigation pane for all users in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


    EXAMPLE: Default and Libraries moved above This PC in Navigation Pane
    NOTE:
    This is with show all folders checked and unchecked.

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    Here's How:

    1. If you have not already, you will need to set to show "Libraries" in the navigation pane.

    2. Do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do.

    3. To Move Libraries below This PC in Navigation Pane
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Default_Libraries_Position_in_Navigation_Pane.reg


    download

    4. To Move Libraries above This PC in Navigation Pane

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Move_Libraries_above_This-PC_in_Navigation_Pane.reg


    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the REG file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If File Explorer is open, then close and reopen it to see the change.

    9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Thank you for the new tweak Brink however I noticed when downloading the reg file for "Move Libraries above This PC in Navigation Pane" the file name is the same file "Default_Libraries_Position_in_Navigation_Pane" when saving to the desktop as the file in step # 2 above.

    I also tested the reg file in case it was just the wrong file name but Libraries remains below This PC after signing out & a restart for good measure.
    Last edited by IownAmoneyPit; 23 Oct 2013 at 04:36.

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    Sorry about teasing like that. The download link has been corrected now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Sorry about teasing like that. The download link has been corrected now.
    Thanks Brink this works perfect now.
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    Hi Shaun,

    The links now show the same but it's move above.

    Great work dude.

    They should have left libraries as they were
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    Hey Zardoc,

    I'm sorry, but are you saying that the default link doesn't reset it back to normal for you?
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    Brink, I did this twice, and both times I got the same message.
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    Hello Clint,

    Were you signed in to an administrator account when trying to merge the .reg file?
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    Yes.
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    Ok. Next, go to the {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} registry key below to make sure that your account or the "Administrators" group is the owner of it, and is set to have "Full control" of it.

    (See: step 3 in Option Three)
    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
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