Windows 10: How to sort "This PC" or "Quick Access" in Navigation Pane?

  1.    18 Jun 2017 #1

    How to sort "This PC" or "Quick Access" in Navigation Pane?


    Hey folks,

    I am currently trying to move "This PC" to the top of the navigation pane, or - alternatively - move the "Quick Access" to the very bottom.

    Is there any possible way?

    I have found (and used) ways for every other entry, but not those 2. I have even stupidly tried to apply the "SortOrderIndex" on random for both, without success.

    Every input will be appreciated

    Cheers

    Jan

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  2. Posts : 338
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       18 Jun 2017 #2

    In an file explorer window, go to view|options, select change folder and search options. In general tab, open file explorer option to This PC in place of quick access.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks for your reply, but that was not quite what I was looking for.

    I simply want to reverse the order of the navigation pane, putting "This PC" on top, followed by the "Quick Access" and the cloud storages at the bottom.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    18 Jun 2017 #4

    pakZ said: View Post
    Thanks for your reply, but that was not quite what I was looking for.

    I simply want to reverse the order of the navigation pane, putting "This PC" on top, followed by the "Quick Access" and the cloud storages at the bottom.
    It may not be what you're after but, I've used Winaero Tweaker to put everything I want into 'Quick Access', (including 'This PC'), and gotten rid of the rest.
    You can keep Cloud Services below.

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  5.    19 Jun 2017 #5

    Thanks for your efforts, but it doesn't quite do the job as I want to.

    (I know, I'm being pretty picky on this )
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    23 Jun 2017 #6

    pakZ said: View Post
    Hey folks,
    I am currently trying to move "This PC" to the top of the navigation pane, or - alternatively - move the "Quick Access" to the very bottom.
    Is there any possible way?
    Hi pakZ

    Is this setup what you want?

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    It's basic but does the job - This PC sub folder's at the top, then cloud storage/shared drives just below and then Quick Access at the bottom...
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  7.    24 Jun 2017 #7

    Hey Karlskii,

    thank you, too, for your effort, but sadly it's not what I am looking for.
    Since "Quick Access" is dynamic, I want it to be seperated from the static "This PC".

    In fact, the only thing I'd like to see changed in my screenshot above, is to move the whole category "Quick Access" to the very bottom - beneath "This PC".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    03 Jan 2018 #8

    Hi pakZ. I was after the same issue as you and I think I've solved it.

    One thing I noticed is that the regedit keys where to act are different depending whether you are on a 32 or 64 bit OS (and that is not always taken into account in tutorials found online).

    Anyway, what I did was:

    1. find the two occurrences of CLSID corresponding to Recent Folders item,
    Code:
    {22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
    . One location is under
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID
    , the other is under
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WOW6432Node\CLSID
    2. on both of them, temporarily change owner to Administrators group. Take a note of the original owner, you'll need that to set owner back later on.

    3. on both of them, give the Administrators groups Full control permissions. Then you can set original owner back. (Note: when owner was
    Code:
    TrustedInstaller
    , you have to type
    Code:
    NT Service\TrustedInstaller
    in order to set it again)

    Now is the gist of the thing:

    4. on both of them, set the DWORD value
    Code:
    System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree
    to
    Code:
    1
    . Create the value if it does not exist

    5. on both of them, set the DWORD value
    Code:
    SortOrderIndex
    to
    Code:
    42
    . This might be the right value that you were missing. I got that looking at OneDrive registry key, as I hide that earlier in navigation pane, but I did remember that it was showing just above My Computer

    HTH
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    03 Jan 2018 #9

    pakZ, what I just described there is actually the procedure to move Recent Folders above My Computer. As I read that you are looking to move that below it, one thing you can try is to remove the SortOrderIndex value altogether. Initially that was my setup, and Recent Folders was located at the bottom.

    Another alternative could be to google around what's the CLSID number for one of the bottom items (e.g. Network, in my explorer at least) and then lookup in regedit what is its SortOrderIndex, then assign a larger one to the Recent Folder one.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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