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

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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Build 10240
       05 Aug 2015 #60

    AgentSplurge said: View Post
    I have a slightly odd query.

    Since upgrading to Windows 10 I have purchased extra OneDrive storage and have moved my documents, pictures, music and videos all to the following directories:

    C:/users/[user]/onedrive/documents
    C:/users/[user]/onedrive/pictures
    C:/users/[user]/onedrive/music
    C:/users/[user]/onedrive/videos

    I was going to use symlinks but got a bit messy so this is the best way.

    But now I the folders documents, pictures, music and videos folders that I see when I click on explorer/my computer/this PC (whatever you want to call is) are useless so I have removed this using the tutorial at the begining of this thread.

    But I want it to show Libraries here instead. All the tutorials I see are just to enable libraries in the Navigation Pane. So my question is:

    How can I get Libraries to show under 'This PC' instead of these shortcuts to empty folders?
    I wish I knew how to reply to a post. I hope this succeeds. Create a Network Shortcut under This PC into which you can add Libraries. It worked for me.
    Nany
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #61

    The registry add-on worked exactly as said for me. I too have no use for the "This PC" folders because I keep music and videos on a separate drive. Just added the "show libraries" to the navigation pane and that will work for me.
    Jim
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #62

    Brink said: View Post
    Odd. It does appears to be a glitch, but I'm not sure why it's doing it.
    It's because this guide is only a half fix. To properly turn off stuff in the navigation pane, you need to turn off their System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree settings.

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

    You need to do it to both the 32-bit and 64-bit locations for all of the folders, and you'll likely need to give yourself the necessary permissions to make the changes. You can also do just this fix (not the one from the original guide), to remove them from "This PC" in the navigation pane only, but keep them in the right pane when you click on "This PC".

    Doing just what is stated in this guide causes extremely glitchy behaviour. It's because the navigation pane still thinks those folders should be there and will randomly add them back if it needs to.
    Last edited by gorey; 06 Aug 2015 at 02:04.
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  4. Posts : 19,827
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       06 Aug 2015 #63

    gorey said: View Post
    It's because this guide is only a half fix. To properly turn off stuff in the navigation pane, you need to turn off their System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree settings.

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

    You need to do it to both the 32-bit and 64-bit locations for all of the folders, and you'll likely need to give yourself the necessary permissions to make the changes. You can also do just this fix (not the one from the original guide), to remove them from the navigation pane only, but keep them in the right pane when you click on "This PC".

    Doing just what is stated in this guide causes extremely glitchy behaviour. It's because the navigation pane still thinks those folders should be there and will randomly add them back if it needs to.
    Hello Gorey, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    That's correct, you would have to take ownership of all 6 keys in both the 32-bit and 64-bit locations.

    If one wanted to avoid all that work, you could unpin these same folder in Quick access to effectively do the same.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #64

    Brink said: View Post
    If one wanted to avoid all that work, you could unpin these same folder in Quick access to effectively do the same.
    It's not the same thing. I'm talking about unpinning them from "This PC". The original fix doesn't do that, and hence they will randomly reappear and disappear depending on what you do.
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  6. Posts : 19,827
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       06 Aug 2015 #65

    gorey said: View Post
    It's not the same thing. I'm talking about unpinning them from "This PC". The original fix doesn't do that, and hence they will randomly reappear and disappear depending on what you do.
    I know what you are referring to, but give this a try and see. This is an easier workaround than taking ownership of all those registry keys and risking a mistake made in the registry.

    If you unpin these same folders in Quick access as well as do what's in the tutorial to remove them from This PC, they will no longer appear randomly in the navigation pane of This PC.

    When you open one of these pinned folders in Quick access, that's the action that causes the folder to appear in the navigation pane even when removed in This PC.
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #66

    Brink said: View Post
    When you open one of these pinned folders in Quick access, that's the action that causes the folder to appear in the navigation pane even when removed in This PC.
    It's not just quick access that will trigger it. It's various places throughout the OS. Clicking on user folders that you can enable at the bottom of the start menu is another.

    I know it seems like a lot of work to do and is a pain in the butt, but it's the proper way of doing it. Once you give yourself the permissions, it's easy to create a .reg file to pin/unpin the folders easily.

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    [CODE]
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    
    
    ; You will need to MANUALLY give yourself write permissions for the Registry Keys before this script will work.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ; DESKTOP
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ; DOCUMENTS
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ; DOWNLOADS
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ; MUSIC
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ; PCITURES
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    
    
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ; VIDEO
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
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  8. Posts : 19,827
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       06 Aug 2015 #67

    I agree with you. I was just trying to save people work if able.
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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #68

    Yeah, i hear you. It would be nice if Microsoft could add this to the options in the Navigation Pane settings. It's a huge eye sore for those of us that have these folders moved to a separate hard drive or who actually use the Libraries feature. Annoying to see the same folders in 4 different locations on the same screen. It's a bit overkill.
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  10. Posts : 19,827
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
    Thread Starter
       06 Aug 2015 #69

    It would have been nice to at least not have these keys owned by TrustedInstaller so only a quick .reg or .bat file could take care of it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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