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  1. Join Date : Apr 2014
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       2015-08-19 #130

    I simply tossed the default folders in favor of the ones in particular I am likely to open such as moving new shortcut from the Desktop to a quick launch type tool bar(speaking of other guides not seen lately?) added onto the main task bar, the admin account folder rather then just the documents and downloads but the entire thing as well as the temp folder I use for anything as well as a "on the local drive" type file storage folder rather then constantly seeing the need to copy files over from another drive which doesn't even take up 20gb of drive space.

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    Now since the Quick Access has to be opened after you click to open any Explorer window(s) the view is plain and simple when getting rid of those six annoyances right above the drives!
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  2.    2015-08-22 #131

    Hi @Brink, is it possible to just remove the shortcuts from the tree view pane on the left and leave them on the main window?
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  3. Join Date : Apr 2014
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       2015-08-22 #132

    If you find the folders on the local drive you can simply unpin them from the Quick Access there and pin them in the Start. You can actually stack quite a few folders by right clicking on the Start item to resize and choose the small option to condense the entire group of tiles there. For example I have folder reserved for VHDs for VM projects I can pin to the Start and resize it to blend in with a number of other items.

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  4. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       2015-08-22 #133

    cybersaga said: View Post
    Here's an updated script. I verified that the permissions in the registry do, in fact, change, and the .reg file completes with no errors.

    Again, rename to .ps1 and run PowerShell as an Administrator.

    Attachment 29055

    For those who didn't see my last post, you may have to run this command manually before PowerShell will let you run this (or any) script:


    I had modified a few keys manually before I wrote the script, so I think that skewed my results earlier.
    The script doesn't work. I did that command but no luck.


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  5. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2015-08-22 #134

    swarfega said: View Post
    Hi @Brink, is it possible to just remove the shortcuts from the tree view pane on the left and leave them on the main window?
    Hey Nick @swarfefa,

    Yes, you should be able to use the .reg file below to do so, but you will need to change the owner and permission of each key in the .reg file first for it to work.

    64-bit_Remove_All_user_Folders_in_This_PC_navigation_pane_only.reg
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  6.    2015-08-22 #135

    Thanks Sean. Is there an undo reg file for that?
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  7. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2015-08-22 #136

    You're welcome. It'll just be a matter of changing the data value of the "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree" DWORDs.

    0 = hide
    1 = show
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  8.    2015-08-22 #137

    Well I tried merging the reg file but it said it couldn't import it.
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  9. Join Date : Oct 2013
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       2015-08-22 #138

    Yep, you'll have to change the owner of each key in the .reg file to "Administrators first, and set permissions of each key to "Allow" Administrators "Full control" before the .reg file will successfully fully merge.
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  10. Join Date : Apr 2014
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       2015-08-22 #139

    I found I didn't even have to after the first time when browsing to locate the values one at at time. Despite the system admin trying to but in and where the problem is I ran the tweak as administrator and hit cancel on the prompt and still saw the change made.

    The 0 + 1 values are simply the on and off binary switches which makes the manual effort still a bit easier however then modifying values unless of course you added the Take Ownership option to the right click menu which can be a time saver at times. Even with that you can modify the terminology of that reg file as well with NotePad when simply clicking on the edit option. I used the saved write over original tweak to end up with...

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    You know there's one other thing I think we all missed when discussing how to remove folders we don't want to see but what about drives we don't want to see in any Explorer windows as well? Namely the constant annoyance of the floppy drive!

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    A fast trip in to the Device Manager will take care of that fast enough to no longer have to view the floppy drive icon but a drive no one even uses anymore except for some project where floppy is often replaced by floppy image instead. A right click on the flopper controller to disable that ends up with even one item removed from the Explorer windows!

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    Much. much better with less clutter!
    Last edited by Night Hawk; 2015-08-24 at 01:11. Reason: additional information added
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