Windows 10: How to remove the folders under "This PC" but keep them elsewhere? Solved

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    How to remove the folders under "This PC" but keep them elsewhere?


    I couldn't fit it all in the title. Basically what I'm trying to ask for is if there is a way to remove the folders from "This PC" so I'm just displaying my hard drives like before. I'd like to keep the folders under quick access, and I would like to keep the folders in general, but they simply do not belong right by the drives under "This PC". I like change, but this one, I do not like at all.
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  2. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       30 Jul 2015 #2
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    Already tried this, unfortunately it does nothing.
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  4. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    In which case I'd post in the tutorial thread, I daresay @Brink will l get to the bottom of your issue.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    Jerpy said: View Post
    Already tried this, unfortunately it does nothing.
    It still works for me to remove the folders from This PC. Could you please give more details?
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    It still works for me to remove the folders from This PC. Could you please give more details?
    Unfortunately that's all the details I have. I run the .reg to remove all folders (the first choice) and then reboot my PC. They all still appear to be there, so even though I rebooted I try it again but this time just restart the explorer process. That doesn't seem to do it either. I haven't tried manually editing the registry though, but I don't know what ones to change, if that would be needed.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       30 Jul 2015 #7

    In that case, post some screenshots showing what your seeing to see if anything may stand out.

    Did the .reg file successfully completely merge after giving approval from the prompts?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8

    I just tried the method given in post#2 to remove all folders and it worked A-OK. I'm running Build 10240.
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  9.    30 Jul 2015 #9

    Interestingly enough, the third time I did it worked. I did it strangely though. Had to kill the explorer process, only to realize that broke the entire desktop (woops), so I had to ctrl-alt-delete and do a restart. Came back on and the folders are removed. Heh.
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  10. Posts : 23,679
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       30 Jul 2015 #10

    Great news.
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