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Add Folders to "This PC" view of File Explorer

    Question

  • Hello,

    I migrated from VISTA to Windows 8.1
    and had there a further thematic folder.

    Now I only can reach this folder in the tree of C:

    Is it possible to add this folder to the view of "This PC" in file explorer of Windows 8.1 Pro ?

    Thank you for a tip

    Erhy

    Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:52 PM

Answers

  • Thank you Yolanda!

    Now I found the Favorites row in File Explorer
    and I could create a link of my further folder there.

    Erhy

    • Marked as answer by Erhy Friday, June 20, 2014 6:19 PM
    Friday, June 20, 2014 6:18 PM

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  • Hi,

    I suggest you locate to thes registry keys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

    • Music : {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
    • Downloads : {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
    • Pictures : {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
    • Videos : {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
    • Documents : {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
    • Desktop : {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}

    Add or remove the folders as you want by adding or removing related folder's CLSID from the list. then F5 to refresh the registry

    just right click "Namespace">New>key, then rename the key

    List of CLSID for system folders

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/13591-clsid-key-guid-shortcuts-list-windows-8-a.html

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    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support


    Friday, June 20, 2014 2:47 AM
  • Thank you Yolanda!

    Now I found the Favorites row in File Explorer
    and I could create a link of my further folder there.

    Erhy

    • Marked as answer by Erhy Friday, June 20, 2014 6:19 PM
    Friday, June 20, 2014 6:18 PM
  • Don't forget to get the ones for 32 bit File Open/Save dialogs as well.  They're at the key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MyComputer \ NameSpace

      

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    Friday, June 20, 2014 10:21 PM