1.    11 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 2
    windows,10

    Transform/ or Transfer my USER acct to This PC.


    I have been contending with this issue for as long as I have had Windows 10. It has become a real annoyance in 2 years. Windows has always had ridiculously long paths to user accounts. I am the ONLY one who uses this computer, to the point where I do not even use a password at Startup. I do NOT need any of this!They remedied that in Windows 10, but when I set up Windows 10 I did not realize this. Consequently, when Explorer comes up, the left sidebar always features "This PC". So to get to my User Acct, I always have to go through the same old ritual: C>Windows>Users>Etc. The older I get, the more of a pain this is. I have fixed it so that a shortcut to the folder of all my own Docs resides on the Taskbar, making it somewhat easier. But there are more and more times when I have to navigate the LONG way when I am uploading to a browser, etc.There MUST be a way to transfer all of my files to THIS PC, or to access MY PC and point THIS PC in my direction. I just do not know it. I am sole user and Administrator of this computer, so this should be somehow possible??Any info greatly appreciated.

    TIA
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  2.    12 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,070
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

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    Hi, granted the defaults for when explorer launches are limited to two.

    However, it's 1 click in the navigation pane to 'Documents' - no need to navigate via C>Windows>Users>Etc, assuming that's what you mean when you say "get to my User Acct" (a user account is something quite different and includes Documents as just one folder of many).

    This PC is all disks, partitions, so moving your files to My PC doesn't really mean so much.

    So you have the Navigation Pane, and you have Quick Access, and Frequent Places at least as ways to point file explorer to your preferred location
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    and the idea of creating a shortcut is a good one that's been around for years - ok for launching explorer, but it doesn't help to quickly open Open/Save boxes or existing instances of file explorer at a particular location.

    I use a program that adds buttons at the top of most relevant windows:
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    One of the functions is 'Favourite folders'.
    Another is 'On top' - something I find invaluable.
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  3.    12 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 2
    windows,10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your quick reply, dalchina.

    I would be interested in trying out your program for folder shortcuts. Could you possibly post a link? Or simply the name of this program.

    TIA
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  4.    12 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,070
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, that's Actual Window Manager - which I got 'free' via trialpay. I posted about this previously on the site.
    Want 'on top', 'minimise to tray' buttons on app other title bars? - Windows 10 Forums

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    As you can see, the buttons appear in many places, including universal apps and Firefox, for example.

    Feature Comparison Chart - Products Catalog - Actual Tools
    lists all the products, of which Actual File Folders provides relevant options.

    Actual Window Manager includes all.

    Favourites and on top are most useful.

    Another program of interest is Listary - the free version may do enough. Different approach- middle click in open/save dialogues + tray icon.
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