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  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       02 Feb 2016 #220

    Hello McDug, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It's normal for all drives to show in This PC. In your case, "This PC" renamed to "Computer".

    Did you mean how F: is showing twice in the navigation pane instead?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Feb 2016 #221

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello McDug, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It's normal for all drives to show in This PC. In your case, "This PC" renamed to "Computer".

    Did you mean how F: is showing twice in the navigation pane instead?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    That worked Thanks! I added the .reg file to my "Windows 10 Garbage Removal" folder lol :P
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       02 Feb 2016 #222

    You're most welcome.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Enterprise 1151
       03 Feb 2016 #223

    Hi Brink,

    Firstly, thank you for all of the tutorials that you've shared over the last several Windows OSs, they have been extremely helpful! I've tried using these registry edits you provided to remove the user folders from the This PC area and they did not work for me. Will these edits work for Build 10240 Enterprise?

    Thank you!

    -Enigma
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       03 Feb 2016 #224

    Hello Enigma,

    Yes, they should work in that build as well.

    Just to verify, did you restart explorer or computer after merging the correct 32-bit or 64-bit .reg file in step 2 of OPTION ONE?
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Enterprise 1151
       03 Feb 2016 #225

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Enigma,

    Yes, they should work in that build as well.

    Just to verify, did you restart explorer or computer after merging the correct 32-bit or 64-bit .reg file in step 2 of OPTION ONE?
    I went all in and gave the machine a full restart. Should I kill the task instead?
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       03 Feb 2016 #226

    Either should work to apply.
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  8. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Enterprise 1151
       03 Feb 2016 #227

    Brink said: View Post
    Either should work to apply.
    Re-applied the regedits and killed the explorer task and started explorer up again. That did the trick!

    Thank you for your help Brink!
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       03 Feb 2016 #228

    You're most welcome. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 x64
       16 Feb 2016 #229

    I don't like the currently posted tutorial because it removes the folders from the user folder as well. I wanted to achieve the following layout:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I.e., I want to:
    1. Keep Documents, etc. visible in the navigation pane below the expanded user folder
    2. Hide Documents, etc. in the navigation pane below the expanded This PC
    3. Hide Documents, etc. in the tiles view of This PC
    4. Keep "Show all folders" enabled

    If anyone is interested, here is what I had to do to achieve it:
    1. For each folder that I wanted to hide everywhere I set ThisPCPolicy=Hide in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{*RelevantC LSID*}\PropertyBag\ (as well as in the associated Wow6432Node keys).
    Hint: You can also do this for some folders that are not even present in This PC by default. Just find the appropriate key, add a PropertyBag subkey if not already present and create ThisPCPolicy=Hide inside it. The folder will then be hidden from the user profile in the show all folders view. E.g., in the above screenshot you may notice that folders such as Contacts or Favorites are hidden.
    2. For each folder that I wanted to hide only in This PC I deleted HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{*Relevan tCLSID*} (as well as the associated Wow6432Node keys). In addition to that disable them in "Choose which folders appear on Start" since those entries can no longer work. (This is the downside of my method, but personally I wanted those disabled anyway.)
    If you know a better method let me know.


    On a mostly unrelated sidenote: I have been doing a lot of tinkering around trying to achieve some other things and I managed to create a situation where:
    1. clicking on a drive in windows explorer can open it in a new window (even though opening everything in its own window is turned off).
    2. The new window will have two copies of This PC. (Navigating to any folder in the upper instance of This PC will actually expand to and open the folder in the lower This PC.)
    3. It also crashes a lot ;)
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    Has anyone ever encountered this before? Even better, does anyone know what exactly causes this? (I have been experimentiang a lot, changing registry settings, altering folder permissions and messing with the NTFS junctions.) Even better, does anyone know how to fix the affected user profile? (without starting from scratch)
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