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Remove drive letters from explorer navigation pane

Q: Remove drive letters from explorer navigation pane

Hi guys. The screenshot below shows that I've gotten rid of the letters for all the drives, partitions, but in the Libraries menu each item is followed by the drive letter where it is installed. Is there a way to get rid of that? This only happened after I removed the default links in the Libraries that pointed to My Music and such...

Thanks.

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A: Remove drive letters from explorer navigation pane

How did you managed to remove letters from navigation pane ?

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What my plan is, is to remove Desktop from the Navigation Pane maybe using a Registry Hack but I think if it did, it would remove the others too since they expand from Desktop. I never use Desktop from Navigation Pane and just find it to be a nuisance to always have it collapsed and just remove it instead. Is there any method of doing this please?

Example below:


I have already removed Favourites and if I can get Desktop to be removed I will remove the Homegroup and Network from that too using Brink's already made Tutorials.

A:Remove Desktop from Explorer Navigation Pane.

Goto Folder options and in the Navigation pane untick Show all folders.

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Thanks Brink
Another (similar) question in case you know the answer or have time to have a look at it. I moved my OneDrive folder to my E:\ drive on Surface Pro. A OneDrive icon has now appeared at the top of my FE navigation pane, which I would like to remove or hide. I have tried a few regedits but no success. I posted separately on this at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...=1463225945905

Some useful answers, but haven't cracked it yet. Sorry to trouble you with it, but your knowledge of the W10 registry seems to be unparalelled.
Jon

A:How to remove OneDrive from navigation pane of File Explorer

Hello Jon,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help.

OneDrive - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 10

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How can I remove the circled Icons? as in blank them to make the pane look cleaner?

A:Remove icons in windows explorer navigation pane

Hello Marcus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you do not want anything in the Navigation Pane, you could just turn off the Navigation Pane instead to not have it there. It's pretty much useless without anything in it anyways.

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Win8.1/64, Dell XPS 8700, optical drive letters don't show up in the Explorer navigation pane (This PC) unless media in the drives (2). Drive letters do show up in the details pane even with no media. MS Fixit says problems found and fixed. Didn't fix the problem. Explorer++ shows drive letters in navigation pane with no media. Two optical drives, both Samsung, Both respond correctly to Samsung diagnostic. Both drives work as advertised with multiple CDs and DVDs. Both drives have drive letters in Drive Information. Only one user, admin. All Updates applied.

A:Explorer not displaying optical drive letters in nav pane

Hello desertdad,

Double check to see if you have set to show empty drives to see if that may be what this is.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Win8.1/64, Dell XPS 8700, optical drive letters don't show up in the Explorer navigation pane (This PC) unless media in the drives (2). Drive letters do show up in the details pane even with no media. MS Fixit says problems found and fixed. Didn't fix the problem. Explorer++ shows drive letters in navigation pane with no media. Two optical drives, both Samsung, Both respond correctly to Samsung diagnostic. Both drives work as advertised with multiple CDs and DVDs. Both drives have drive letters in Drive Information. Only one user, admin. All Updates applied.

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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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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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Is it possible to remove (hide) the navigation pane in WMP12. I've done searches and scanned the registry and can't seem to find a way. Anyone know if it's possible?

A:Remove WMP12 Navigation Pane>

Did an internet search, and searched the Microsoft's forums, could not fine a way to disable it. Not sure why you want to, but that is your choice. Also went into the registry but couldn't see nor determine if there was a way by altering the pane within the registry. Sorry I was unable to help.

And, oh buy the way, Welcome to the Forums.

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Hi.

How can i remove shuttercut .?

i want like this

thank you .......

A:How can i remove items from navigation pane?

Hello Wixtren,

These will help show you how to remove those items from the navigation pane.
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Homegroup from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Computer from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Network from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Control Panel from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove your User Folder from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have followed all the steps in the tutorial on removing Favorites from the navigation pane.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

The right-click solution does not work because "show favourites" option does not come up when I right click. The second solution using the folder option is not possible because there is no option to check or uncheck I have even tried with th bat. file, but no change took place.

I would be grateful for any feedback on this and maybe a little help

A:Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane

Are you logged in as administrator?

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I tried the tutorial for W7 but did not work: The permission changes on ShellFolder could not be done.
I also want to get rid of the Homegroup icon.
Has anyone come up ways to do these?

A:How to remove Libraries from Win Exp navigation pane

Hello Churin,

They still work in Windows 8, but you must take ownership of the ShellFolder key (step 4) first in Windows 8 instead before you will be able to change the Permissions.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

and

Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok so I know it is possible to remove things from the libraries pane in explorer which I have done, but this question is not about the explorer libraries pane but it is about the open file/folder/whatever libraries pane. How do you get rid of "Favorites", "Homegroup", and "Network"? If you only use the normal tutorial it will remove it from the open menu of atleast notepad and paint, and I'm sure it does the same for some other windows based programs. But if you use any other program like office when you select open the libraries pane is just how it was at the beginning, how do we change this?

Hope this was clear enough

I want to get rid of these in the save menu too.

A:Remove things in Navigation pane

Hello Kookster,


These can help show you how to remove these in the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer windows:Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have no need for the Videos folder in the windows 8.1 Library so would like to remove it from the file explorer navigation pane.
I have tried deleting it but it keeps coming back. I have removed it using the Manage option but it still re-appears.

Can anyone help me.

Thanks

Jan

A:How can I remove Videos from Libraries in navigation pane

Hello Jan,

You can set the library to "Don't show in navigation pane".

Library - Hide or Show in Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Is there any way to permanently remove or disable all of the various "views" in the Windows 7 Navigation Pane *except* for Details? If a subdirectory contains audio files I *never* want to see "Album" or "Artist" or any of the rest of that garbage. If the subdirectory contains an image file I *never* want to see a thumbnail of images. If I need more information about a file I'll right click on it and select Properties, thankyewverymuch!

In short, when I click anywhere in the left or right panel in the Navigation Pane I never want to see *ANYTHING* except the file name, type, size, and date modified. If it isn't a file (e.g. Network, etc.) just show me a computer or device name, not some massive image of a router or other waste of my time.

Jerry H.

A:Remove All Options Except Details From Navigation Pane

You can modify the folder templates for different folder types like Music, Pictures, etc. where you can specify things like that.

These should get you on track to setting those up:

Folder Template - Change
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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how do i remove the folders?

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A:how do i remove some folder in Computer Navigation Pane

Welcome to the forum,

See if one of these tutorials helps you out,

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

These show you how to turn that feature on or off.

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Hi All!

Growing quite frustrated trying to remove the Navigation Pane from some, but not all, folder views.

I'm old fashioned and like to launch programs by clicking on icons on the desktop. I know there are "better" , newer ways to accomplish this, but each of us is an expert on what we want. I've already heard all the arguments about just "relaxing" to the new Windows 7 paradigm, enjoy the "new car smell" ,etc. and I reject them, so please don't reiterate them again.

I also like an uncluttered desktop. My solution since way back in the Win2K days has been to create folders on the desktop with names appropriate to the icons they contain. In XP I could customize each folder's view to have no URL bar, no menus, no toolbars - in other words, just a "box" that held icons. This customization did not effect other explorer.exe windows (typically popped-up via the Windows-e key combo) which would have the full URL bar, menus, navigation pane on the left, etc.

In Windows 7, it seems as if any settings that I apply to an individual folder view apply to all explorer.exe windows. I've already tried the various folder types such as pictures, general, etc. , but no matter what I do, if I remove the Navigation pane from a folder, it removes it from all.

I'm willing to hack as deeply as needed to correct this annoying behavior. I've already spent (wasted?) a full man-day (24 hours in front of the computer over a period of 6 days) struggling wi... Read more

A:Remove Navigation Pane from some folder views?

Hi Again;

Man, this is really driving me nuts! I just can't bring myself to belive that the designers of Windows 7 would provide no mechanism for customizing an individual folder view. It seems insane to presume that the view for one folder would be "perfect" for all folders. If it really is designed this way it represents a huge FAIL.

Any insight at all would be most welcome.

Raargh

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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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My user folder appears immediately below Desktop in the Navigation Pane. The subfolders of my user folder are all duplicates of another subfolders and must be "linked" to these other subfolders. Proof of this is a subfolder in my user folder will disappear when I delete the same subfolder under the other folder.

So, I want to delete my user folder to eliminate duplication in the Navigation Pane. How do I do it? Just a simple deletion performed in the Navigation Pane? Thanks.

Steve
Windows Vista Home Premium

A:How to remove my user folder from the Vista Navigation Pane

Hello Steve, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You could use step 8A in the tutorial below to remove your user folder from the navigation pane in Vista as well.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey is it possible to remove individual items appearing under computer navigation pane? I keep my Corsair Flash Voyager plugged in as it hosts bitlocker encryption key to enable my system to boot.. Also do you think if I transferred the encryption key file to my External Backup hdd that it will boot system up just like usb? thanks

Computer v
System Files (C)
Documents And Settings (D)
Personal Files (E)
Internal Backup (F)
External Backup (G)
Corsair Flash Voyager (L)
Online Backup (Z)

A:remove individual items under computer navigation pane?

Hello Swiftkidd,

You might see if using Method Three in the tutorial below to hide your L: drive may do the trick for you.

Drive - Hide or Unhide

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So with a bit of tinkering I figured out how to change the default folders on the start menu navigation pane, but now that I have the proper 'Downloads' folder that I wanted I'm completely stumped on how to get rid of the first one I created (the one with the small arrow next to it.) Any tips on how I could remove this?

A:How do i remove shortcuts from the start menu navigation pane

Hello Ben, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can go to your customize Start Menu settings in the tutorial below to add or remove these shortcut buttons, and to have them either display as a menu or link. Unchecking Documents should remove it.

Start Menu - Customize

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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The Navigation Pane in explorer is rather cluttered. I want to remove the "Libraries," "Homegroup," and "Network" entries, but I am not sure how. Preferably without registry editing, but its okay if thats what it entails.

A:Editing the Navigation pane in Explorer

What is your reason for wanting them gone? Each has a unique set of uses. The "Libraries" is an excellent tool for viewing and organizing pictures and music files.

Have you attempted to remove them?

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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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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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I did a search, but I must not know the correct terms to use.

When I am using Windows Explorer I want it to STAY STILL!!!! What I am referring to is the Navigatin Pane, when I scroll the pane it has this really obnoxious setting where after about 1 second it snaps back to the position it was.

So I am still reading the folder names or moving my pointer to click on something and SNAP! everything moves.

I know I am dumb but can someone please tell me how to make the navigation pane stay where I just moved it?

A:Explorer Navigation Pane attributes

I think it may have something to do with your mouse setup.
What do you have? Make and model.
Scroll mouse, wireless, laser, ball, blue tooth?
Have you installed any special drivers for your particular model?

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Hi!

I got a problem with the sidebar in windows explorer. Sometimes when i open it the only things that shows is the favorites, libraries and homegroup titles but non of the folders or links that are supposed to be there.



It stays like that for a while and then its back to normal (but only if/when i open a new explorer window). Im able to access e.g. the libraries when its like this but it looks like its searching for them but cant find them.


Help is very much appriciated
Thanks
Sebbe138

A:Windows explorer navigation pane

It can take a while to load everything on various machines, depending on hardware and configuration.

If you don't want it to load all folders, ( which takes time);

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings

there are other tutorials there on this and similar matters.

By the way, that window is known as the "Explorer Navigation Pane", "Sidebar" refers to something else.

Regards....Mike Connor

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...opened through an application such as Chrome or Word. I can use Explorer just fine normally, unless I try to open up a file. Then I get this: http://imgur.com/Eg20N.jpg

Any ideas? Changing the theme doesn't seem to help.

A:Blank navigation pane in Explorer when...

That would seem to be an error in that particular program. Give a reinstall of the program a shot.

~Lordbob

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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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We are running terminal servers with roaming profiles. Recently we built a new farm of terminal servers and i had to reset someones profile. When they log back in their favorites (i.e. Desktop, Downloads) are hidden. I can go to show hidden files and unhide them but when they log out and back in they are hidden again.

A:Favorites in Explorer navigation pane

Hello pcowanabbb,

Opening an elevated command prompt in that user account, and running the command below for any affected user folder should restore it's default attributes.

User Folder CommandContacts attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts" /S /DDesktop attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" /S /DMy Documents attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" /S /DDownloads attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" /S /DFavorites attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" /S /D Links attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Links" /S /DMy Music attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Music" /S /DMy Pictures attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures" /S /DSaved Games attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games" /S /DSearches attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Searches" /S /DMy Videos attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Videos" /S /D

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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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For Pinned items in Quick Access in Win10 Navigation pane, a gray Pin icon is displayed beside each item.

Can it be removed or made transparent with Reshacker?

Note: I wanted to keep the Quick access feature so that I can still drag and drop in Nav pane.

Thank you

Note: Searching the forums did not bring up what i was Looking for

A:Remove Gray Pin icon from Quick access Navigation Pane

Anyone. I guess it cant be done
Oh well i tried

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I am wanting to to the folders into links like in XP so that by clicking the name of the folder it will expand. Windows 7 seems to have gone to a little triangle symbol next to the name for this purpose, but it is annoying spending time trying to hit that small symbol. Is there any way to make the listings into links? Thanks.

A:Windows 7 Explorer Navigation pane Question

Hello nakedbamboo,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Try a double click to expand folders.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Hi,

My Windows 7 navigation pane view has changed and for some reason the Desktop icon appears at the top of the pane and everything else collapses into it. Libraries, Computer, Home Group and Network all collapse into the Desktop icon in the navigation pane. It didn't used to be like that. In fact originally there was no Desktop icon visible in my navigation pane. Can anyone suggest how to set it back to its' original Windows 7 view?

Thank you.

A:Explorer Navigation Pane default view

Hello Jarnold, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like may have turned on "Show All Folders" for the navigation pane. Turning it off if you do should sort this for you.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've successfully removed the Libraries and Favorites categories from the Windows Explorer navigation pane. Does anybody know if it is possible to remove the User and Network groups as well?

A:Cleaning Up The Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Hello Mulsiphix,

Yes, these tutorials below will show you how to. See the related links in the tutorials as well for other items that you can remove if you would also like to.

Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

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Explorer Navigation Pane hangs from time to time. A restart fixes the problem. I ran scannow and Windows reported "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." This just developed recently and wondered if it was indicative of a coming meltdown and what other diagnostic tools I can use to look for problems in the OS. I think my details will be published automatically as I'm registered here.

A:Explorer Navigation Pane is Buggy/Hung-up

Hello pxfragonard , have you tried a chk dsk ? Disk Check

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Good day to all,

I'm trying to fix a small annoyance of mine with Windows Explorer. I would like the "Computer" to be permanently expanded. Here are some images that will clarify what I am trying to accomplish. The 1st image is what my navigation pane currently looks like, the 2nd is what I would like for it to look like

1st Image
2nd Image

I would also like to remove certain items in the Navigation pane that I don't use such as "Network" and/or "Control Panel" if possible. I have tried a program that was suggested in another post which was suggested by the user mickey megabyte and can be found [URL="[/URL] . However sadly, this program did not remove any of these unwanted items.

I wasn't certain which forum to post this question in so I went with General Discussion. As per my usual etiquette, if anyone can help me reach a solution I will update my post with a clear guideline on how to fix the problem so that future users won't have to ask the same question.

Thanks

A:Changing Windows Explorer's Navigation Pane

Your images aren't visible, nor is your link to the other thread.

Edit your post and make sure your html tags are correct.

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Hello SevenForums, I am having a particularly annoying problem with my favorites shortcuts in my navigation pane. I have no idea what I actually did but I know I accidentally altered the "Links" file in C:/(Users)/(MyUser)/Links. Ever since then my "Favorites" shortcuts in the navigation pane are completely empty. I cannot add new links either.

I have tried everything from the simple "restore favorite links" option to manually editing the registry value to be sure in included the "IsShortcut" entry. I have tried the techniques from several different threads on this very website. I have tried every single option from each one of these tutorials:

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix
Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane
User Folders - Restore Default Location
Default File Type Associations - Restore

Nothing has fixed the problem.

In addition to this all the sections in the navigation pane that used to independent (IE - Libraries, Computer, Network, ETC) are all now contained under the "Desktop" category. This is a recent issue and not nearly as maddening as the favorites issue I described above.

So priority one for me is to fix the favorites links. If anyone can shed some light on the situation I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane Problems

Hello brewersomething, and welcome to Seven Forums.

All of your default Favorites are there in the right pane when you have Favorites selected. It appears that you need to expand open Favorites in the navigation pane by clicking on the small white outlined triangle just to the left of Favorites.

It looks like you have your navigation pane set to "show all folders". Unchecking this option using the method in the tutorial below will have your navigation pane show in separate groups again.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi,

In the navigation pane on the left, win explorer shows only actual folders, not aliases to folders. How can I make it show an alias as well?

Thanks

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Maybe this has been discussed before, but I'm noticing that the navigation pane in Windows Explorer doesn't automatically scroll left and right anymore in the latest builds. Nor is there a horizontal scroll bar on that pane, like there was on XP. So if you have folders that are nested more than four or five deep, the only way to see the deeper levels is to drag that pane wider.

This is happening in both 7048 and 7057. Are others seeing this? Is this a bug or are they changing the way horizontal scrolling works and it's just not finished?

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane Autoscroll

I couldn't say about the navigation pane as I always disable all the extra windows options for the explorer windows. As for the horizontal scroll - if I understand you correctly, that is still there but you have to scale the window horizontally until there is less than one tiles worth of space. Otherwise the icons just auto tile themselves.

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I'm a 5 day Win 8 new-bee leaning new stuff every day.
The latest thing to have me stumped is the Navigation Pane in explorer.
I don't want them all to look the same. I have folders on my desktop, in which all I want to see is the short cuts to apps. I went into View/Navigation Pane, and deselected Navigation Pane. I got the look I wanted, but it applied to all folders that I opened. Whenever I click on Windows Explorer, the Navigation pane was missing. If I restored it, it again applied to all folders. I am NOT clicking on Apply to All Folders in View/Options. So why can't I get what I want?

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane - What am I doing wrong?

Hello Jeff, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In File Explorer (renamed Windows Explorer), the navigation pane turn on or off setting is a universal setting for all folders and libraries windows. It can't be turned on or off for some and not others.

It was this way in Vista and Windows 7 as well.

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When I open Windows Explorer, on the left side navigation pane I have:

Favorites

Libraries

Homegroup

Computer

Network
Since I navigate to other drives much more often than I use Libraries, I'd like to put Computer at the top. However attempts to drag & drop to change positions produce no joy.

Is there a way I can remove then restore to change the order? Or maybe edit the Registry to shift the order? To me Homegroup should be way at the bottom and Computer should be at the top.

Anyone know the secret?

A:Explorer Navigation Pane Item Order?

I'm pretty sure, you can't change that order.
You can hide some items though.
The easiest way would be to use 3rd party tool, such as this one: http://www.door2windows.com/windows-7-navigation-pane-customizer-show-hide-rename-items-in-windows-explorer-navigation-pane/

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I was wondering how Windows determines what gets displayed in the navigation pane?

I saw this:
This PC in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

But that is just for the PC.

At work, I got the Quick access, Dropbox, OneDrive, This PC, and Network.

Co-Workers computer got all that, and a shortcut to his D Drive. (I didn't).

At home, I got same as my co-worker, with the D drive shortcut (and ignoring my 4 other hard drives)

These are not removable drives, these are regular fixed drives. (At work, C is SSD, D is a mechanical drive), at home, C/D are my SSD, the other 3 are mechanical drives), all plugged into the motherboard.

I know according to the tutorial above, it looks like I can add all my hard drives to the navigation pane, but is there a way to add only certain drives?

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I was wondering how Windows determines what gets displayed in the navigation pane?

I saw this:
This PC in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

But that is just for the PC.

At work, I got the Quick access, Dropbox, OneDrive, This PC, and Network.

Co-Workers computer got all that, and a shortcut to his D Drive. (I didn't).

At home, I got same as my co-worker, with the D drive shortcut (and ignoring my 4 other hard drives)

These are not removable drives, these are regular fixed drives. (At work, C is SSD, D is a mechanical drive), at home, C/D are my SSD, the other 3 are mechanical drives), all plugged into the motherboard.

I know according to the tutorial above, it looks like I can add all my hard drives to the navigation pane, but is there a way to add only certain drives?

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Hello,

I run Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
In the navigation pane in Windows Explorer, there's a shortcut to the default "Downloads" folder.

I would like to make this all caps, in other words, rename it to "DOWNLOADS".

A simple request, but Windows refuses to do it.
How can I force this change via registry?
Thank you,

Dan

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Can you add a button to open and close the Windows Explorer navigation pane in Windows 7?

The toolbar button to toggle the Navigation Pane (and up directory) in Windows XP seems missing in Windows 7. I've been unable to find an option to bring it back nor have I found a plug-in which enables it.

Anyone have a way to let me quickly open and close the Nav Pane?

thanks,
-deac

A:Can you add a button to toggle navigation pane in Windows Explorer?

The only way I know of is to use third party software. Perhaps someone else will come up with a way to do it manually.

You can add a button to toggle the navigation pane on/off using:

WinAero: Explorer Toolbar Editor

(need to have network http.sendRefererHeader enabled for the download to work) - if you've disabled it previously.

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In Vista, the Favorites in the left-hand navigation pane of explorer is a separate menu that always remains at the top left, even when you scroll the other items in the list. In Windows 7 when you scroll through items on the left, the Favorites section scrolls up and out of view. I want my Favorites to be "pinned" or "locked" at the top of the navigation pane as they can be in Vista. Is this possible in Windows 7?

dj onestep

A:stationary favorites in Explorer navigation pane, like in Vista

I too am really in need of this feature, as it was a one of the features I liked in Vista. Is there any way to enable it in Windows 7? I just started using Windows 7 and this was one of the first feature I missed.

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