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    Add or Remove User Folder from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    Add or Remove User Folder from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove User Folder in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
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    20 Jul 2018
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    How to Add or Remove User Folder in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10


    A user profile is a collection of settings that make the computer look and work the way you want it to for a user account. It is stored in the user's C:\Users\<user name> profile folder, and contains the account's settings for desktop backgrounds, screen savers, pointer preferences, sound settings, and other features. User profiles ensure that your personal preferences are used whenever you sign in to Windows.

    A user's profile folder also contains their personal folders such as the Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Music, OneDrive, Pictures, Saved Games, Searches, and Videos folders.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the user profile folder from the navigation pane of File Explorer for only your account in Windows 10.

    If you have Show all folders turned on for the navigation pane, then your user profile folder will still show until Show all folders is turned off.


    EXAMPLE: User folder added to navigation pane of File Explorer
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    Here's How:

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}

    System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree DWORD

    1 = add
    0 = remove


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


     2. To Add User Folder to Navigation Pane of Current User

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

    Add_User_Folder_to_Navigation_Pane.reg

    download


     3. To Remove User Folder from Navigation Pane of Current User

    This is the default setting.

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

    Remove_User_Folder_from_Navigation_Pane

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    17 Jul 2017 #1

    Do you have Tutorials to remove Contacts, Saved Games, and Searches? If so would you point me to the links? Thanks, that'll save me a lot of time by searching for them.

    Once again Thanks.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       17 Jul 2017 #2

    Hello Jerry, :)

    If you like, you could hide those folders and set Windows to Don't show hidden files, folders, and drives to no longer see them.

    Set or Unset Hidden Attribute of Files and Folders in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  3. omidsolo's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       25 Feb 2018 #3

    How to still hide it when Show all folders are enabled ?!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18237
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       25 Feb 2018 #4

    omidsolo said: View Post
    How to still hide it when Show all folders are enabled ?!
    That's normal when you have turned on "Show all folders".

    However, you should still be able to use the method in the tutorial below to remove it.

    User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5.    20 Jul 2018 #5

    Hello Brink, long time no see, I dont have {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} in my registry, what can i do??
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       20 Jul 2018 #6

    Hello Mikey,

    It's good to see you.

    That's ok. The downloadable .reg file in step 2 will add it for you. It's not there by default.
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