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    Move Libraries Above This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Move Libraries Above This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    How to Move Libraries Above or Below This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    12 Aug 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Move Libraries Above or Below This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Libraries gather added folders that are stored in different locations so you can browse them in one place.

    This tutorial will show you how to move Libraries above or below This PC in the navigation pane of File Explorer for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to move Libraries in the navigation pane.


    EXAMPLE: Libraries above and below This PC in navigation pane of File Explorer
    Move Libraries Above This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10-libraries_and_this_pc-2.jpg
    Move Libraries Above This PC in Navigation Pane in Windows 10-libraries_and_this_pc-1.jpg


    Here's How:

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}

    SortOrderIndex DWORD

    54 (hex) = Below This PC
    42 (hex) = Above This PC



    1. Do step 2 (above) or step 3 (below) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Move Libraries Above This PC in Navigation Pane of File Explorer

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Libraries_above_This-PC_in_Navigation_Pane.reg

    Download


     3. To Move Libraries Below This PC in Navigation Pane of File Explorer

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Default_Libraries_below_This-PC_in_Navigation_Pane.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #1

    Question: Does this also work with "Quick Access"? I'd like to have "Quick Access" below "This PC". Thanks.
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,405
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #2

    AnonTenUser said:
    Question: Does this also work with "Quick Access"? I'd like to have "Quick Access" below "This PC". Thanks.
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'll look into this and see what I may be able to come up with.

    If you were wanting to have File Explorer open to "This PC" by default instead of "Quick Access", then you could use an option in the tutorial below to set that.

    Open to This PC or Quick access in File Explorer in Windows 10 | Tutorials
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'll look into this and see what I may be able to come up with.

    If you were wanting to have File Explorer open to "This PC" by default instead of "Quick Access", then you could use an option in the tutorial below to set that.

    Open to This PC or Quick access in File Explorer in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    Hey, thanks for the reply. Nah, this is not what I'm looking for. I'm really trying to list the "Quick Access" category below "This PC" in the navigation pane.
    By the way: Do you know if there is any way to change the item order within the "This-PC"-category? For example, I'd like to have "Music" above "Documents" in the list.

    Thanks in advance. :)
      My Computer

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,405
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #4

    The folders under "This PC" are listed by name in alphabetical order. I'm not sure how to change that.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #5

    Brink said:
    The folders under "This PC" are listed by name in alphabetical order. I'm not sure how to change that.
    I also figured this out. Well, maybe by adding new entries via 3rd party software and adding spaces to the item names?
    Like for example:
    " Desktop"
    " Videos"

    Maybe the " Videos" entry will appear above " Desktop", because of the two spaces in the name. I guess that would be worth a try.
      My Computer

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,405
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #6

    After some testing, setting a SortOrderIndex DWORD for Quick Access {679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6} doesn't do anything for it.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #7

    Brink said:
    After some testing, setting a SortOrderIndex DWORD for Quick Access {679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6} doesn't do anything for it.
    Thanks for your reply. So I guess this means "Quick Access" can't be moved down... But maybe "My PC" can be moved up, if the SortOrderIndex is modified?
    By the way, I managed to move down "OneDrive" to the bottom after some testing. Before that, it was between "Quick Access" and "My PC". At least a little success. :)
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #8

    Okay, I had no success. Sadly
      My Computer

  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,405
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #9

    I'm sorry to hear that. At least I'm not the only one.
      My Computers


 
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