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  1. Posts : 27
    Win10 Pro x64
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    Add specific folders to Navigation Pane


    Win10 Home x64 build 18363.836

    Hello!

    With a lot of help from you all and many tutorials, I got my new Win10 system up and running, and set (for the most part) the way I like it. A few things I have not been able to find tutorials on (I'm sure they exist, I just haven't found them!), I will ask one at a time!

    First, there are two specific folders I'd like to add to my navigation pane. I cannot find a tutorial for doing this. In seven, it was a piece of cake, drag it over, and *bam* it's there. . .that doesn't seem to work in 10...

    can this be done?

    Thanks for reading!

    Your friendly neighborhood Zoloft
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1348
       #2

    Drag them into Quick access [just as you dragged them into Favourites in Windows 7 Windows explorer].

    That's the closest Windows has to what you asked for.

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 27
    Win10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Try3 said:
    Drag them into Quick access [just as you dragged them into Favourites in Windows 7 Windows explorer].

    That's the closest Windows has to what you asked for.

    Denis
    That's depressing, but I guess I'll get used to it. . . thanks!
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  4. Posts : 1,751
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1237
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    Zoloft said:
    That's depressing, but I guess I'll get used to it. . . thanks!

    If you're not opposed to a very useful third-party app, Winaero Tweaker has this feature and more.

    Winaero - Free small and useful software for Windows


    Is this what you'd like to accomplish?


    Add specific folders to Navigation Pane-0526-add-nav-pane.jpg
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1348
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    If you're not opposed to a very useful third-party app, Winaero Tweaker has this feature and more. Winaero - Free small and useful software for Windows Is this what you'd like to accomplish? Add specific folders to Navigation Pane-0526-add-nav-pane.jpg

    That shows a folder link being added to Quick access. File explorer can do that on its own.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 1,751
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1237
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    Try3 said:
    That shows a folder link being added to Quick access. File explorer can do that on its own.
    Denis
    I wondered about that, my mistake.


    Where did the OP want to add custom folders?
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  7. Posts : 27
    Win10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Someone previously suggested the tweaker program, so I already have it downloaded. I just put them in the quick access folder, and maximized that folder, so they appear. It works! Thanks for all the tips!
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  8. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #8

    Zoloft said:
    That's depressing, but I guess I'll get used to it. . . thanks!
    Well, use your member name since it is an anti-depressant!

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  9. KeithM's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #9

    You can do it without 3rd-party tools.

    Generate a GUID as insttructed here.

    Replace {c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf} in the following .reg file with your GUID.

    Edit TargetFOlderPath to your desired folder.

    Merge

    Edit the name (Default) and DefaultIcon after mergiing.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}]
    @="Sandbox"
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Users\\keith\\AppData\\Local\\Microsoft\\OneDrive\\OneDrive.exe,0"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}\InProcServer32]
    @=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
      65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}\Instance]
    "CLSID"="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
    "Attributes"=dword:00000011
    "TargetFolderPath"="C:\\Users\\Keith\\Sandbox"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}\ShellFolder]
    "FolderValueFlags"=dword:00000028
    "Attributes"=dword:f080004d
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{c691b738-1048-4259-a161-68945f2e0bdf}]
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  10. Posts : 1,751
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1237
       #10

    Excellent! Thanks Keith.


    I usually prefer the manual method to accomplish most tweaks, sometimes I get lazy though.


    Add specific folders to Navigation Pane-0527b-new-folder-nav-pane.jpg


    This was accomplished using Winaero, I'll try to throw together directions if anyone is interested.
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 27 May 2020 at 18:02.
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