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Navigation pane customization

Q: Navigation pane customization

Hi all!

I've used some registry hacks to customise my Navigation pane so that is has only the following entries:

- favorites
- computer
- network

"Show all folders" is ticked off. Now I don't know what might have cause this and I'm not sure when it happened, but now the entries look like this:

- favorites
- user's home folder
- computer
- network

How can I make the user folder disappear?

Thanks!

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A: Navigation pane customization

Hello Higgins,

This can show you how to remove the User folder from the navigation pane.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have been having problems with the navigation pane. First of all I can't hide favorites or even organize it or put it below computer.

In this day and age every menu for any software can be organized but navigation pane cant?

I want to remove favorites and to move computer to the top.

Also, every time I click a folder, computer moves down again. What is with that?

Also, I would like to be able to single click in the navigation pane like in XP. Why do I have to double click in that pane? Doesn't it defeat the purpose of the navigation pane? I could just double click in the main window area.

Thanks

A:Navigation Pane Customization - Hide Favorites etc. . .

I'm sure that this has just been overlooked, hopefully someone has an answer.

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When I open an instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane show little or nothing (no drives, folders, etc.). Also the preview pane does not show a preview for any selected files (See Capture1.JPG).
If I open a second (or higher) instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane functions properly (the preview still does not show) (See Capture2.JPG).
I have previews set to show (See Capture3.JPG).
Also occasionally, the file icons will be blank instead of showing the file type specific icon. When this happens, the address bar also seems to take a long time to load. The load bar will stop before reaching the end and won't finish (See Capture4.JPG).

Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix this?

FYI I am running 64 bit Windows 7 Pro.

A:Windows Explorer: Navigation Pane and Preview Pane Bug

Try Explorer++ and see if you get the same problem.

Need to enable "Folders" view.
If it works then you can rule out problems with system files and it's probably a buggy shell extension.

https://explorerplusplus.com/

It's portable and runs without installation.

Let us know if navigation pane works using Explorer++

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So i recently changed my theme, and attempted to change the explorerframe, but failed. NOw, i have this strange problem where neither the navigation pane or the navigtion bar show up on various occasions. this is usually when:

1.) I am uploading something to the internet such as to imgur.com or attatching something to an email
2.) When I am navigating to a file inside of a program

Here's what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/FwWiT.png

Notice the difference between the regular explorer and the messed up one. I can't navigate backwards in the messed up one.

Here's a picture of the program i used to change it in the first place (Windows 7 theme manager):

http://i.imgur.com/UCIzQ.png

Note: I already tried to fix it myself and managed to mess up my explorer and had to do a system restore. not pretty.


If you guys have any tips then they would be much appreciated!
Cheers, Yort

A:Navigation Pane and Navigation Bar not showing up!

The Windows Theme Installer is most likely responsible for corrupting Explorer so I would get rid of it. It's isn't wise to install any third-party utilities which modify Windows' system files, at least not unless you have a complete system backup strategy in place such as a disk image.

System Restore cannot be relied on to get you out trouble because old restore points are automatically deleted when the maximum disk space assigned to SR is reached. So a more permanent system backup method is required, especially in cases where corruption is so bad that Windows won't even start.

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I just found this
Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer: Change Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Easily | door2windows

Its a really awesome utility however I can't find any awesome navigation buttons to download that I can replace the default ones with.

Anyone got any?

A:Windows 7 Navigation Buttons customization

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios


I just found this
Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer: Change Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Easily | door2windows

Its a really awesome utility however I can't find any awesome navigation buttons to download that I can replace the default ones with.

Anyone got any?


Look at step #4 there is a link to some buttons.
I use this & there buttons great program.
Here is the buttons link Navigation Buttons - door2windows Forum
Jerry

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How can I change the color of details pane in Windows Explorer? I'm trying to modify Soft7 visual style to suite my needs.. I've found allmost everything else, but I can't find the way to change this. Is it a bitmap in shellstyle.dll, msstyles, or something else?

A:Details pane customization

Hi Morpheus

Are you using Windows Style Builder?

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How can I get all drives to show under Computer in the navigation pane. The only one showing is drive (COS? I put a check mark by show all empty drives, but that didn't work. I'm using the classic theme.

Thanks Clint

A:Navigation Pane

Try this Navigation Pane - Show All Folders
Jerry

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Hi
I accidentally delited desktop from navigation panel, I wonder how can I restore it, I realy need it.

A:Navigation Pane

Hello MrT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can right click on Favorites and click on restore Favorite links. If that does not restore it, then you can go to C:\Users\(username) and drag the Desktop folder into the Favorites area to copy it back there.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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how do I change the fonts on the navigation pane? each title having its own font?

A:navigation pane fun

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC


how do I change the fonts on the navigation pane? each title having its own font?


Sorry that cannot be done that text & color & font are all tied together with the start menu & the text for folders & address bar. It's 1 color, font, text for all
Jerry

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Hi Folks,
How can I get my friends Nav. Pane



to look like mine below.

A:Navigation Pane

Hello George,

It looks like he needs to uncheck the Show all folders option for the navigation pane.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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Is it better for me to work under "libraries" or under "computer"?
I am trying to clean up a mess that was made by a computer repair guy. He did something which caused my files and folders to be relocated into incorrect areas - even some of my pictures are upside down.

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Whenever I download anything from the internet my navigation pane won't shows up but it is blank there are no folders or subfolders at all.
here's a picture
I need help

A:navigation pane error

Hello Angel naranjo

Have a work through the suggestions here - Empty Navigation pane. starting with - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Danny

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I got this problem when I was installing a new theme pack by changing the .dll files in the system root. See the picture for more details:

A:Navigation Pane is blank

Hello Halfeez, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to fix this. It may take running it a few times though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am having some problem, i get often when i want to save or open a file my explorer navigation plane does not appear at the window. Usually i scroll themwith button shortcuts.

like this (explorer fine,but for open/save navigation pane vanishes)



i think i screwed something after i customize the windows theme.

A:Explorer Navigation Pane does not appear

Some programs use the new (Vista) dialogs, which have the navigation pane. Some use the old (XP) dialogs, which don't have it. Can you post a screenshot of the problem so we can determine if that's the case?

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Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud

A:Empty Navigation pane.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Spudd


Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud


Hi Spud, Welcome to SF,

Could you post a screen shot. Go To Start under search Snipping Tool using that take a screen shot and post it

Thanks

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I sent this screenshot to a client, then realized it might be helpful for goo-ee customizers who are members here at sevenforums.

A:Navigation Pane - Keep it simple

thumbs up on that one, I use to have too many programs installed to simple things a little searching in Windows could solve for me!

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Is there a tool to change the icons in the navigation pane? I don't want to have to manually enter the registry.

thanks

A:Customize Navigation Pane

You can try this tutorial:
Active Navigation Folder Icon - Change

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Hi guys,

I was wondering how to change the font of the navigation pane in windows explorer? I'm using Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and have tried nearly every entry under Explorer&Shell to no avail. It's the basic Aero theme btw if that makes any difference, thanks for any tips! Cheers!

A:Navigation Pane Text

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You need at add font properties at:
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView

Look at screenshots
Jerry

Font Font

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I'm trying to make it so that Navigation pane would be disabled whenever I open folder shortcuts, such as music, documents, pictures, but I want to keep it enabled when I got to My computer or Windows explorer. However it seems that its either enabled or disabled for all folders. Any way to fix that?

Also, is there anyway to make windows remember each folders individual settings? It seems whenever I open a folder, and resize it, any other folder will open exactly the same size as the previous open folder. I believe even Windows XP had an option to remember folder settings.

A:Navigation pane frustrations?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by och



Also, is there anyway to make windows remember each folders individual settings? It seems whenever I open a folder, and resize it, any other folder will open exactly the same size as the previous open folder. I believe even Windows XP had an option to remember folder settings.


This excelent feature we had in XP, was taken out of 7.
In point of fact, the more one uses Windows Explorer the more I hate it.

So far no fix but there are a couple of apps out there that will lock size and position of any window when its re opened.
The best is Zmover .

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ok I'm OLD AND a Newbie...(worst combination ever) and my navigation layout is a mess. I have multiple Desktops, Documents, OneDrive, Downloads, ETC. located in random places. I need a SIMPLE organized
layout i.e.,

Favorites- (Desktop-Downloads-Recent Places, etc.?)

OneDrive- (Docs +

Google Drive- (Docs +

This PC- (Documents-Music-Photos-etc.?)

then:
Local Disk (C (Apps Windows System Settings Devices, etc?)
Elements (D
Homegroup
Network
Is a simple/similar layout to this possible? No Libraries please. I would appreciate advice and suggestions very much...

A:Organize Navigation pane Win 8.1

Hello Old Newbie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove Libraries from the navigation pane in File Explorer, but I'm not sure about the rest.

Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

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Help!

My son has used Windows 7 customisation tool UX Style Core (Beta) to customise our PC. Whatever he did has changed the background colour of the Explorer Navigation Pane to black, making it unreadable. I can't correct it. Does anyone have any idea what to do to fix?

A:Navigation Pane Corrupted - need fix

Hello Richard,

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it.

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Is there a way to backup the settings of navigation pane? paths, names, layout.. etc

A:Navigation pane Backup

I'm not sure, but I will look into it.

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Hi guys,

Got this weird issue that's started today, for some reason my navigation pane is blank....

A:Navigation Pane Blank

Hey mate,

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to sort it for you.

System Restore Windows 10

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Hi

I have a weird problem with navigation pane. In most of programs the navigation pane is empty (see attached screenshot). It is kind of annoying, every time i have to click on a folder content and then "backup" to where I want to go. Does anyone have this problem or know a solution? Please help.

Best regards.

A:Problem with navigation pane

Try an SFC /scannow from command prompt.

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I believe that's what it's called, in Windows Explorer there's a load of Shortcuts on the left, how can I edit them, I'd like to remove unneeded things as well.

Also can you modify the shortcuts in the download pane? It has I believe 5 shortcuts on the left which I'd like to customise. In Xp I just used TweakUI to do that, but I don't know anything about Windows 7.

A:How does one modify the Navigation Pane?

Make a screenshot of it. And show which ones you want to change.

Do you mean folder %userprofile%\links ?

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I just did some navigation pane tidying by following tutorials.
I noticed in the screen shots how the various categories (Computer, Libraries etc.) seem nicely spaced while most, but not all, of mine are not spaced making them difficult to read when expanded.
I am unable to find a way of altering the spacing.
Any pointers appreciated.

A:Navigation Pane Customising

Hello Peter,

Not sure since the screenshot is incomplete, but you might see if unchecking the "Show all folders" option if checked in the navigation pane settings may help.

Navigation Pane "Show all folders" - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello to all good people of SevenForums.
First I wish to express gratitude for all your knowledge sharing, and you help me million times when I encounter some 'problems' with my OS (Windows 7 U x64). So:
Thank You!
Respect!

I have question for you dear members:
- Recently I purchased the new version of TuneUp utilities and after installing i got displayed disk devices in my navigational pane. I don't like that so i want to reverse settings like before were was only under my computer displayed hard disk devices.

Before:
After installing TU utilities:

Can you help me: -how to do that?
I tried with folder properties(show/hide empty drives), also hide items in navigation pane but no luck.
also i tried registry snap - but it was to plenty things for my understandings, also i tried Windows 7 navigation pane customizer - and it works until you don't load explorer again?
Please, What I must do(except uninstalling of TU off) to get my navigation pane without disk drives?
Mr. Shawn, Help me!

Thank You!

A:Navigation Pane Hack

Hello sunnydays, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This sounds like you could turn on the hide empty drives option to not see them in the Computer window anymore until you insert a disc.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Using MS Word 2010. I have "navigation pane" unchecked in "View," but sometimes when I open Word, the navigation pane is there and "navigation pane" is re-checked. How do I permanently uncheck it and prevent its appearance? Thanks.

A:Navigation Pane is a pain

Un-checking the option in the View tab should do the job.

Perhaps a 'Repair' will fix it:
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs

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In my navigation pane under the trash can ( the recyclable bin ) all the folder from my desk top are there. the whole list. My navigation pane is so long because of this. is there a way to get rid of all these unneeded folder from my desktop in the navigation pane? i would like my NP to look like the one in the pic.

ANY IDEAS WHATS GOING ON AND WHY ALL MY FOLDERS ARE IN THE NAVIGATION PANE AND DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN THE ATTACHED THUMBNAIL?

A:Navigation pane problem

right click in the left pan you are showing and un check show all folders

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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Favorites
- Desktop
- Downloads
- Recent places

Libraries
- Documents
- Music
- Pictures
- Videos

Homegroup

Computer
- Local Disk (C:)
- Local Disk (D:)

Network

Something that has been bugging the hell out of me, since Vista, is that the old XP file explorer was replaced with the new Libraries opening window. That's fine, but why the hell does Computer have to be all the way to the bottom.

Ya if I was a novice user I might be inclined to use those folders more frequently, but as an IT guru, this is nuts. If I download, move, or copy anything to an external hard drive, USB, or DVD, I always have scroll down the Navigation Pane. This is such a little thing that it's almost stupid that you can't slide these categories up and down. This way users can set their most used categories to the top. If you can move columns back and forth, it makes no sense that you cant do it for the nav pane.

I know I can make a shortcut pointing the file location to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} will allow me to create the Computer shortcut which can be use to pin to the taskbar. I've seen 3rd party software bring back the old XP explorer nav pane and I've also seen one that either adds or hides the Navigation Pane items.

It really is silly not to add something like this that is so simple to do for Microsoft. But does anyone know if there's any registry entry I can use, or some 3rd party software that does this for Windows 8?

A:Navigation Pane Order

Hi Bad,

Welcome to the "Eight Forums." . . .

Try this; close all the folders above "Computer" then open "Computer" then close Explorer (file manger). Now reopen and everything should be the way you want it. Did this several times to see if any would change and it didn't. This worked for me, albeit it doesn't mean it is the answer you are looking for. . .Good Luck.

Hope to see you around the Eight Forums again an IT guru is always a big plus and the Eights.

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Microsoft Word's Navigation pane theoretically has keyboard shortcuts associated with the right-click menu items available there, e.g.:Alt-E: Expand All
Alt-C: Collapse All
In particular, I'd like to know the shortcut sequence to collapse the heading levels displayed to 2. The sequence indicated is Alt-H,Alt-2.

The problem is that I can't figure out how to initiate these shortcuts within the context of the Navigation menu. For instance, when the Navigation pane is active and I use Alt-H, it still shifts focus to the Home tab (the "global" binding of Alt-H).

How can I use keyboard shortcuts to access the menu items in the Navigation pane?

Thanks,
Barry

A:Navigating the Navigation Pane

Lots of information about keyboard short-cuts here:
Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word

... and here:
https://support.office.com/en-au/art...a-999f07b51bf3

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On the explorer screen (i.e. 'my computer'), I would like the 'favorites' to be below the 'libraries'. I would like them to switch places like so:

How would I do this?
 

A:Rearrange explorer navigation pane

I think it is a "No can do" as this arrangement is hard coded.
 

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All I have is the picture to really explain.

A:Navigation Pane has broken images?

Try Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that will correct the problem.

Jerry

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Hi,
I am very interesting about this subject .
But I want create a new folder as "Programs" and want also keep the others - so do some body knows about and gives information....
Regards.

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Hi, was wondering how to hide the text in just the navigation pane. I just wanna see the icons.
I'll be much obliged if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you.

A:Hiding Navigation Pane text

Originally Posted by subi54


Hi, was wondering how to hide the text in just the navigation pane. I just wanna see the icons.
I'll be much obliged if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you.



Can you post an example of what you after?

Or...
Like this: ?

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This use to always work for me. Now it gives me an error code. Does anybody know what the error could be?

Additional Details:

Code:
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}' is denied.
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
at Microsoft.Win32.Registry.SetValue(String keyName, String valueName, Object value, RegistryValueKind valueKind)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.RegistryProxy.SetValue(String keyName, String valueName, Object value, RegistryValueKind valueKind)
at W7NPC.Main.RegSet(String Key, String ValueName, Object Value, RegistryValueKind ValueKind)
at W7NPC.Main.clApplySettings_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5466 (Win7SP1GDR.0... Read more

A:Navigation Pane Customizer Error

Hello Zevoxa maybe I am being a little too obvious but I suppose you have done the sfc chkdsk and some malware sweeps?

Disk Check
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download the ADW from bleeping computer

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Can anyone teach me how to stop the folder automatic fold-up in the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer? I would like to leave the folders open that I open just like all the other previous Windows versions have done.
I sure hope there is a way to stop it. I have tried for a long time to get used to it but it just isn't my cup of tea!
Thank You in Advance for whatever information you can give.

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Doesn't look like anyone has the answer to stopping that obnotious automatic fold up

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hello Mr Shawn Brink

i tried to PM you, but the system didn't let me, since this is my first post :P

following the text from the PM:
"
I just did read (and do) your instructions about removing OneDrive from the left explorer-pane. (and the quick-access pane)
after reading a few hour, its great to see your post. with your instructions it was done in 2/3 mins

but now the question...
since this is about DropBox and not about OneDrive, i thought i would b a better idea to just pm you...

I want to remove the DropBox item from the left-explorer-pane, but i do not want to remove (uninstall) dropbox...

you have any quick instructions?
thank you very much in advance
"

as u see i didn't want to go off-topic :P
edit:
lol, now i posted it in the wrong topic also :P

A:remove DropBox from navigation pane

Hello Johan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I don't use Dropbox, but I found this below that is reported to work.

How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10? Dropbox Community

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Hello everyone, nice to be here
I have simply question, but not sure about simply answer
I would like change order of items in Navigation Pane.
My Navigation Pane is like this

Favorites

Libraries

Homergroup

Computer

Network


and i want this order

Favorites

Computer

Network

Homergroup

Libraries


I found lot of topic how disable/enable one of them, but not order
Any chance to change this :-D

A:Change order in Navigation Pane

Welcome to Seven Forums Revex. You should be able to just drag and drop the favorites on the navigation pane.

Working with the navigation pane

Expand Customize your favorites

A Guy

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Can I please have a few more letters added to the alphabet please. 24 just isn't enough

At the moment I have an XP computer with 6 x 2TB drives in it. No redundant technologies at all. These 6 drives are partitioned to various sizes to accomodate the various categories of information that I have.

For example, I have 2TB set up for movies. I have a drive of 128GB set up just for service packs, updates and patches. 128GB for music... You get the idea.

I just added a 1TB drive for backups. I can then free of the 700gb currently on the server for other purposes (extending existing drives), and so I can get important data backed up regularly.

Problem is, I need to keep a drive spare for my USB stick. So I'm out of drive letters. Oh, I mean on the client, not the server. I have 3 letters left on the server. But my PC has 2 x DVD/RW, 1 x BD-ROM, and 1 Virtual drive. Yes, I have thought about taking one of the DVD drives out.

I've downloaded Librarian and have set up a number of libraries that basically mirror the drive letters. I can access the libraries within applications. But not from "computer" unless I turn on the navigation pane, which drives me nuts.

Since I can't have more letters in the alphabet, I'd really like to get rid of the drive letter concept alltogether if I could and access data inside and outside of applications some other way.

It might be relevant to note that I'm playing around with WHS 2011. As long as that will run ColdFusion MX 2004 ... Read more

A:Accessing shares without navigation pane

Maybe you can have additional letters! Have you tried adding any additional language(s) to your system, which could provide you with additional letters?

Also, just a thought. . . but are you able to utilize any of the symbols or characters from the Character Map as drive letters?

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hi, is it possible to move default shortcuts like 'Desktop/Recycle Bin' (on 'Favorites') to the 'Computer' Navigation Pane?

A:Add Shortcuts to 'Computer' on Navigation Pane

If I understand you correctly; these little goodies from Brink is what you are looking for.

Please read both tutorials.

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane

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In Windows Explorer in the Desktop mode, there is a navigation pane on the left hand side. At the top, there is a spot for your favorite folders, so you can navigate directly to them easily. Below that are other sections, like "Homegroup" and "This PC." Whenever you open Windows Explorer, it automatically focuses on This PC in the navigation pane by default. Does anyone know of any way to get it to focus on Favorites by default, rather than This PC, without having to create a shortcut? I'd like it to do that even if I press Windows Key+E

A:Question about the Navigation Pane in Explorer

Easy peasy search. Change the Default File Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 8 First hit. How-to Geek is probably one of the best sites for just about anything.

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Any idea how to remove the Navigation pane in Windows Explorer in Windows Vista (Home Premium)? Kinda takes upa bit of real estate...

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Click on the Organize button, then on the Layout selection, then uncheck Navigation Pane.

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Is there any way to stop the navigation pane from shifting left/right when opening/closing folders. It is VERY annoying. Oh, and did I mention I HATE MS!!

On a positive note, I have found several fixes for problems in these forums. This is a great place to get help.

Al

A:Annoying behavior of navigation pane...

Hi, BatBytes, and welcome to the forums.

Just to be sure I am not getting confused, can you detail what you mean?

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how can i disable/hide navigation pane like windows 7.

A:how can i disable navigation pane like windows 7

Hello 00010203, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can helps show you how to turn off the navigation pane in Windows 8.

Navigation Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

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Uh could anyone help me please.

I have a habit of opening explorer via the win+e shortcut and I've noticed a problem. It seems it doesn't remember the navigation pane settings (i.e. folders completely hidden only favourites visible)

The same behaviour can be observed when starting a new explorer task, but not when starting explorer c:\ for instance.

Is there any setting that I have to change to make it remember? I presume it will be somewhere in the registry.

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