Win 8.1, re-organsie navigation pane in folders.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mnl231, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. mnl231

    mnl231 MDL Novice

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    Is there a way to re-organise the navigation pane in windows 8.1? I wan't it to look similar to windows 8/7. Where you had the documents, videos, pictures and music above the drives section, the way it is now I find I have to scroll down all the time and it is quite annoying, it also looks very busy and crowded the way it is.

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  2. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    #2 S_A_S, Sep 14, 2013
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    Right click left pane and you could remove (uncheck) Favorites and Libraries, i did cause 1) I don't need MS to tell me which are my favorite folders, i know them, and 2) I don't see the benefit for displaying Libraries, the same folders show under This PC. Looks cleaner too now when it only shows This PC and Network.
     
  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #3 Shenj, Sep 14, 2013
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    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}]
    "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000050
    You may want to backup each of these keys before you apply this, untested.
     
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  4. fLOW.

    fLOW. MDL Senior Member

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    What about Homegroup? Is there a way to remove it from Windows Explorer?
     
  5. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #5 Shenj, Sep 14, 2013
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    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;default "Attributes"=dword:b084010c
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}\ShellFolder]
    "Attributes"=dword:b094010c
     
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  6. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    #7 dummekuehe, Sep 14, 2013
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    or just leave homegroup
    afterwards you can deactivate the homegroup services (services.msc)