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Win 8.1 Navigation Pane on folder issues

Q: Win 8.1 Navigation Pane on folder issues


AFter a clean install of WIn 8.1 pro, i notice that in file explorer, navigation pane, the 'this pc' icon is replaced by the 'desktop' icon, and 'this pc' is a sub folder of 'desktop', in effect they have swapped

this is different to the other win 8.1 machines i have and makes it difficult to navigate

is their any reason or a fix for this

thanks in advance

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A: Win 8.1 Navigation Pane on folder issues

Hello Fisgard, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure, but it sounds like you may have Show all folders turned on for the navigation pane. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure it's turned off to see if that is what the issue is.

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

If this is not the issue, then please post a screenshot showing this to see what it may be.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hopefully I?m in the most appropriate location for this inquiry.

In my pc navigation pane for my main pc it goes Desktop, then the Libraries (Documents, Downloads, etc), Homegroup, Computer (with the listed drives), then last Network. In my secondary pc between Homegroup and Computer it has ?Admin? with many of the same Library menus along with AppData. I would really like to get rid of this extra file location. It used to also have a download location that was a pain and I changed the paths for that but I would still like to get rid of it totally. I was also able to delete some other things that were empty. I think this must be something the previous owner set up as I don?t think I have ever seen one set up like this.

Not sure but for one thing it appears the AppData in that Admin listing is linked to the User AppData files. I certainly don?t want to delete it if I can?t and cause a mess, but I would really like to clean things up. There is enough confusion and potential problems as it is. Anyone know how to do this? I think this may be the default location for AppData so a path may have to be changed or maybe this is some kind of shared folders situation that needs to be undone. I can make a backup of the AppData files in case deleting it needs to be reversed. Or maybe if this is not really a secondary location using up hard drive space there is a way to hide this listing. Thanks.

A:Rid me of this Admin navigation pane folder

You might verify how many accounts exist on the machine ?
Post a screen shot of what you see as well,
User Account - Delete

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Hi all,
Does anyone know how I can add a folder that already exists on my computer to the navigation pane? For example I would like the following folder, C:\emails\, to show up among inbox, outbox and sent items folders.

Thanks in advance

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I want to be able to hover over folders in my navigation pane and have them expand and then expand again in order that I can drag and drop files into the correct folders. How do I do this? Currently nothing happens when I hover.

A:How do I turn on the Folder tree in the navigation pane?

control panel > file options (folder options)

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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.


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Good night,

Is there any way I can disable Explorer's navigation pane for just a single folder when I open it from a desktop shortcut?

Thank you very much.

A:Disabling Navigation Pane for Single Folder

Hello Miguel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the navigation pan can only be turned on or off for all folders in Windows Explorer.

You might see if using either option below may be able to help using the navigation pane eaier to use if that is the issue.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders


Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

Hope this may help,

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Hello Eightforums

Is it possible to add a second favourite folder in the Windows 8.1 navigation pane? I am currently working on a larger project and would like to have all the folder short cuts separated from the original Favourites in Windows 8

I have created an image in Photoshop to illustrate what I am trying to accomplish

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how do i remove the folders?


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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I need to create a Desktop folder on my new Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit machine that, at its most simplest, would have just shortcut Icons. No preview pane, no menu bars, and especially, no Navigation pane.

I do know how to show/hide the Navigation pane. It appears that it is not possible to hide the Navigation pane in only one specific folder.

I do not want to change the view of Any Other Folders! I wish, for example, to have the Navigation pane remain visible in other folders.

It appears to me that Windows 7 locks us out of being able to completely customize individual folders.

Am I missing some basic understanding?

Are there third party apps to create a simple desktop folder with ability to select the view (i.e. Large Icons, Details)?


A:Create Desktop Folder without Navigation Pane

Hello Win7Newbee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but it is not possible to do this with just one folder. The pane settings affect all folders in Windows Explorer.

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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.

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,

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I want to see my own network folder on the Navigation Pane, so it will display the folder tree in the Nav Pane and not just a link to it in the Favorites jump list. Under My PC shows several links (to C drive and 3 network locations). The folder I want to link to is in one of these locations (\\server03\Home\UserName\My Documents\My Docs). How do I do add this location (My Docs) to the Nav Pane? Thanks!

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I've just started using hyperlinks in Word. I have a table in Word of links to my favorite folders, documents and bookmarks.

Links to folders open the folder with the Navigation pane displayed. I can't seem to figure out how to open the folder without the Navigation pane displayed or if that's even possible. My thought was a switch in the "Edit Hyperlink" address window might work but so far no success. Thanks for your help!

[edited 6/18/15]
I'm thinking the answer lies somewhere in here. I will test and report back.

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Hi all,

I'm using Classic Theme, and in Windows Explorer, when I mouseover in the left-hand pane (Navigation), the plus signs (to expand folders) appear/disappear. They only stay displayed if I have a folder highlighted on the left. As soon as I select anything in the right-hand pane, the plus signs disappear again.

Does anyone know a way to display them permanantly?



PS Apologies if this has been asked already. I searched, but couldn't find anything.

A:Show Navigation Pane> Expand Folder? (+ sign)

Welcome to Seven Forums Mac.

The arrows/+ signs should show up when you move the mouse over the navigation pane. When you move the mouse over the right pane, they disappear. I guess the idea is that if the mouse isn't nearby they aren't of much use. Sorry, but I don't know of a way to change the behavior.


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Often, but not always, the navigation pane in file explorer makes quick up/down motions and in doing so collapses the folder tree in the Library section. As a result I cannot navigate in the left panel (navigation pane) of file explorer as I am not quick enough the click on a sub-folder before the tree collapses. I have the same problem when navigating an "open file" dialogue box which can make opening a file impossible. This happens mostly when disk activity is high such as when search is indexing or my virus scanner is doing its thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using a desk top machine.

A:Navigation pane jumps and folder tree collapses

Hello rungek, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Turning off "expand to current folder" in the navigation pane should sort that for you.

Navigation Pane "Expand to Current Folder" - On or Off

Hope this helps,

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There are several articles on how to remove existing features/groups from the Windows Explorer navigation pane. Is it possible to add a new folder or shortcut to the navigation pane either by editing the registry to create a new navigation pane entry or to change what a current feature, say favorites, actually points to (in this case C:\Users\user-name\Links)?

Articles I'm Referring Too
Control Panel - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
HomeGroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

A:Adding A Custom Folder To Explorer Navigation Pane

Hello Mulsiphix,

I'm not sure about that, but you can add them to Favorites in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane for easy use. The tutorial below can help show you more on this. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Favorite Links - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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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,


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Hi Guys,
I have a problem that I want to ask, its something about the file explorer on windows 7 that is kinda annoying for me.

Sometimes when I open (click or double click) a folder on the navigation pane (folder browser on the left pane of windows explorer),
somehow the folder will automatically scrolled down to the bottom,
Not always, but sometimes. Is there anyway to stop it from scrolling down unintentionally?

Any help is welcome.
Here is the screen cast:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6dOLKhLCEU"]YouTube - a4[/ame]

A:Stopping folder navigation pane auto scrolling down

Have you changed any system settings? Is there any defining trait as to why it happens, or does it seem random?

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I have a folder (Desk++) pinned to start menu (shortcut)
In spite of "/n" switch folder opens with nav-pane visible

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,C:\1_Russ\Desk++

- there are no spaces in the folder-path string
- have tried both "/N" and "/n" -- get the same result
. (I do not want to list folder contents as a sub-menu of "Desk++")

What am I doing wrong ?

Thank you

A:Command switches to open a folder without navigation pane

Hello GrayGhost,

The /N switch is just to open it in a new process instead. It doesn't affect the navigation pane. (See note box under step 3)
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
The navigation pane is a universal setting to be open or closed in all Windows Explorer windows.Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off


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Hello all. Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give me.

Background -
I am running Windows 7 (Home Premium 64b) with Office 2010 (Home & Bus) on our new desktop PC. Just finished installing both without problem. Have now turned to adding email accounts to Outlook. I added 4 POP3 accounts, using the wizard. The wizard's test mails - and my own independently sent test mails - have confirmed that send/receive work fine in all 4. One of the 4 has been selected as my default account.

All 4 accounts show up in the navigation pane on the far left of the screen. The default account appears at top, with a black arrowhead to the left of its name. Under it appear the standard list of system-offered subfolders: Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items, Junk Mail, Calendar, Contacts etc. etc.

The other three accounts are listed below this array. Each of them has a white arrowhead to the left of its name. None of these accounts has any system-offered subfolders (Inbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items etc) listed under it.

Question -
How do I get Inbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items and the other system-offered subfolders to appear under these non-default accounts in the Navigation Pane? For example, I know (from viewing the same accounts independently on my laptop) that these non-default accounts are receiving mail; however, I cannot view any of this mail because the Inboxes of these accounts are not accessible from the Navigation Pane. I would like all 3 non-defaul... Read more

A:Office 2010 Outlook - Navigation Pane Folder Options

You say the tests worked for each account. Where did you look for the received mail if no inbox exists?
Did you set up a separate storage location for each account?

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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.


It's portable and runs without installation.

Let us know if navigation pane works using Explorer++

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I have a Windows 7 Ultimate dual booting with Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Dell XPS 410. When I bring up Windows Explorer on the Desktop app, I would like to add several folders to the "Favorites" section of the navigation pane on the left side of the window, as I have done in Windows 7. However, I don't seem to be able to do it. I have tried dragging the folder in the right pane onto the Favorites link, as I do in Windows 7, but nothing happens; the folder is not added to the list (which, by the way, is empty.) I have also tried navigating to the folder I want to add to Favorites and then right clicking the Favorites link and selecting the option from the context menu of "add current location to favorites", but again nothing happens.

On the off chance that it might be a corrupted system file, I just finished doing a System File Checker with the SCANNOW option, but no problem was detected by SFC.

I wonder if this is a bug in the Consumer Preview? Has anybody else encountered this problem? I also would like suggestions for what else to try to correct the problem, if it seems to be a problem with my system but nobody else's...

A:Cannot add a folder to Windows Explorer "Favorites" in navigation pane

Originally Posted by LeeTutor

I have tried dragging the folder in the right pane onto the Favorites link, as I do in Windows 7, but nothing happens; the folder is not added to the list

Here it works all fine - like in Windows 7

Originally Posted by LeeTutor

the folder is not added to the list (which, by the way, is empty.)

My favorites folder is not empty - contains the default links to "Desktop" and "Downloads".

So I think something is wrong with your installation.

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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):


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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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

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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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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

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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,

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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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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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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!

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.

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,

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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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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,

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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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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.


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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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


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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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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.?)

Local Disk (C (Apps Windows System Settings Devices, etc?)
Elements (D
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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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?


A:Navigating the Navigation Pane

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

... and here:

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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.


A:Customize Navigation Pane

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

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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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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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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?


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,

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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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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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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

Font Font

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- Desktop
- Downloads
- Recent places

- Documents
- Music
- Pictures
- Videos


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


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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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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