How can I move "Libraries" above "This PC" in Windows 8.1 File Explorer

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  1. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    #1 thorbsd, Oct 6, 2013
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    MS butchered the File Explorer in 8.1.

    I recall seeing a link a while ago about how to move the "Libraries" folder back above "This PC", but I can't seem to find it.

    What is the procedure for doing this?

    Windows 8.1
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    Windows 8
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    I figured it out:

    Code:
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    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000054
    
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    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042
    Everything is back as it should be.
     
  2. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    go to C:\Users\Your USername

    Cut the folders you want from there, like Documents, Videos, etc. to the location you want and paste them there

    the only exception is the Pictures folder, there is a bug in Windows 8.1 you can't simply move it like that

    so the fix is:

    Open Computer (IE. This PC)
    Right click on the Pictures folder from the top folders, then go to properties
    Choose the location tab, then click on move, and browse to the folder you wish to move it to, then apply
     
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  3. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the response, but I'm not sure if you understand what I'm asking. I just uploaded two pictures of what I'm talking about.

    I want Windows 8.1 File explorer to look like the Windows 8 File Explorer with the entire "Libraries" folder in it's own section above the "This PC" section. I know it can be done because I saw the link describing how to do it a while ago.
     
  4. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    oh ok I don't know then

    PS: Why do you call it This PC? that's gay IMO. right click on This PC and rename it to Computer bro
     
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  5. MerolaC

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    He is not calling it that. Windows 8.1 now calls "Computer" "This PC"
     
  6. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    So frustrating that I can't find that site again. The site was in German, and I think it was just some guys blog post right around the time of the preview release.
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    You can drag This Pc and libraries to the top in favorites and thus get a win 8/7 type look. You can also name This PC as Computer or whatever.
    Try it.
     
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  8. thorbsd

    thorbsd MDL Junior Member

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    #8 thorbsd, Oct 7, 2013
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    (OP)
    I figured it out:

    Code:
    Original
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000054
    
    New
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042
    Everything is back as it should be.
     
  9. Hunk_4TH

    Hunk_4TH MDL Member

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    Very nice! this should be saved somewhere. Btw do you know how to move "This PC" above SkyDrive/below libraries?
     
  10. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #10 Shenj, Oct 7, 2013
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  11. Hunk_4TH

    Hunk_4TH MDL Member

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    Cool thanks!