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    Add or Remove This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Add or Remove This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove This PC in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    13 Dec 2017
    Designer Media Ltd


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove This PC in the navigation pane of File Explorer for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove This PC in the navigation pane.
    Note   Note
    If you remove This PC from the navigation pane, it will also remove the default This PC desktop icon (if turned on). If you like, you can still create your own This PC shortcut to use instead though.


    If you set File Explorer to open to This PC by default and remove This PC from the navigation pane, File Explorer will still open to This PC.
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    EXAMPLE: Add or Remove "This PC" in navigation pane
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    Here's How:

    1. In the search box on your taskbar or Start menu, type regedit, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder

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    4. If you have not already, you will need to first change the owner of the ShellFolder registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 3)

    5. If you have not already, you will need to second set permissions of the ShellFolder registry key in the left pane to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control". (see screenshot below step 3)

    6. In the right pane of the ShellFolder key, double click/tap on the Attributes DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 3)
    Note   Note
    If you do not have the Attributes DWORD, then right click on an empty space in the right pane of the ShellFolder key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type Attributes for the name, and press Enter.

    7. Do step 8 (remove) or step 9 (add) below for what you want.


     8. To Remove This PC from Navigation Pane

    A) Type in b094010c, click/tap on OK, and go to step 10 below. (see screenshot below)

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     9. To Add This PC to Navigation Pane

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) In the right pane of ShellFolder, right click or press and hold on Attributes, click/tap on Delete, and click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below step 3)

    10. If you have a 64-bit Windows 10, then repeat steps 4 to 7 above for the registry location below.
    Note   Note
    This step is to add or remove This PC from the "Open" and "Save as" type dialogs in 64-bit Windows 10.

    This step is not for 32-bit Windows 10.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder

    11. When finished, close Registry Editor.

    12. Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1. Posts : 12
    Win 7 x32 & 64 Ultimate & Win 10 Pro x64 & iMac Sierra 10.12.5
       08 Aug 2017 #1

    Tried doing this with the latest updates to 1703 build 15063.502.
    Changing the owner to Administrator was easily done but changing permissions of Administrator from read only to full couldn't be done.
    I've attached a .png of the advanced permissions window.

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      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,791
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
    Thread Starter
       08 Aug 2017 #2

    Hello John, :)

    Change the owner to the "Administrators" group instead, then see if you're able to change permissions.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 12
    Win 7 x32 & 64 Ultimate & Win 10 Pro x64 & iMac Sierra 10.12.5
       09 Aug 2017 #3

    That's what I did
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,791
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2017 #4

    Your screenshot indicates that you changed the owner to the built-in "Administrator" account instead of the "Administrators" group.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 12
    Win 7 x32 & 64 Ultimate & Win 10 Pro x64 & iMac Sierra 10.12.5
       09 Aug 2017 #5

    That did it! Thanks.
    'till now I didn't know there was a difference.

    Any idea why Microsoft keeps claiming that if you are an "Administrator" you have full control of everything on the computer when in fact you are just a user with very little control of anything?

    ...although on my installation there is no "Attributes" field (attached This PC 2.png).
    Should I try and create an "Attributes" field?

    Regards,
    John
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 12
    Win 7 x32 & 64 Ultimate & Win 10 Pro x64 & iMac Sierra 10.12.5
       09 Aug 2017 #6

    Never mind on the question of "Attributes", I went ahead and added it in (after reading you tutorial more carefully) and it worked - but not as I had expected.

    I was trying to get the Navigation pane to look like a windows 7 pane, just the drives and network showing.

    ...but I'll continue to struggle with microsoft.

    Thanks again,
    John
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,791
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2017 #7

    Great news John. :)

    Check the "Related Tutorials" links at the bottom of the tutorial for other add/remove items from the navigation pane tutorials that may help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 12
    Win 7 x32 & 64 Ultimate & Win 10 Pro x64 & iMac Sierra 10.12.5
       09 Aug 2017 #8

    will do, thanks again
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    13 Dec 2017 #9

    Hello, once i get to the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder" area in the registry, the "attributes" folder is not visible.

    What can be the cause of that?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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