Windows 10: Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 21,612
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
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       19 Jan 2017 #300

    Great news.
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  2. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       20 Jan 2017 #301

    Every little bit helps! Pinning things in the Quick Access would seem to fit the bill since the name itself implies just that "Quick Access"! You can reduce and eliminate things like clutter out of the main Explorer window and off of the navigation pane yet still have quick access in the area designated for just that. Since this could well be asked again at some future point a notation is about that might be a consideration with reference to the other two guides.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise Build 14393
       30 Mar 2017 #302

    Hey there, First off, thanks for all the work! The reg file is one of the first things I use on any install of Windows 10; greatly helps with my OCD of clutter in This PC view. However, I joined especially for what may be a bug... or maybe an intended effect of the reg file.

    I posted a question on MS about some of my user folders (documents, pictures...) being missing from my User Folder, but only when I use the link I set in Quick Access. If I go through the shortcut I set on my desktop or the actual file tree (This PC>Users....) all the folders are there. Anyway, I ran the restore folder reg file and low (lo?) and behold those folders returned to the user folder under the Quick Access link to said user folder.. but also unfortunately returned to This PC as well. Does removing them from This PC also remove from the QA view of the user folder? Added some SS for clarification. Both are with the remove reg run. First is the Desktop shortcut/File Tree view. Second is what it looks like when I go in through the QA link.
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  4. Posts : 21,612
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
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       30 Mar 2017 #303

    Hello @JimDaddy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The folders you removed from "This PC" and still want to keep showing under Quick access in the navigation pane will need to be pinned to Quick access.

    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10 - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise Build 14393
       30 Mar 2017 #304

    So them disappearing from that one view of the user folder is kind of an unintended consequence? Bummer. Many thanks!
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  6. Posts : 21,612
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
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       30 Mar 2017 #305

    JimDaddy said: View Post
    So them disappearing from that one view of the user folder is kind of an unintended consequence? Bummer. Many thanks!
    They'll only be removed from Quick access as well if they are not pinned to Quick access, but they are pinned by default.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise Build 14393
       30 Mar 2017 #306

    Gotcha. Feel like I'm trading the clutter from This PC to clutter on my nav pane. 😂
    Thanks
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  8. Posts : 21,612
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
    Thread Starter
       30 Mar 2017 #307

    Yeah, it basically depends on where one prefers to have them at instead, or not have them showing at all.
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  9. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise Build 14393
       30 Mar 2017 #308

    This actually explains alot. On my laptop this doesn't happen because I have all the folders moved to a data partition (I dual boot 8.1/10 with all user data on a third partition) and shortcuts in their place which show up in that view. I just learned quite a bit from this exchange! Also, maybe now I get that 250gb boot SSD so I can do data and games exclusively​ on the 'ol 1TB. Then I don't have to worry about the clutter again!
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  10.    10 May 2017 #309

    Windows updates seem to reset these folders.
    Is it possible to do this permanently?
    Last edited by 5moufl; 10 May 2017 at 06:38. Reason: typo
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