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Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane

Q: Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane

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

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A: Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane

Are you logged in as administrator?

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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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I was wondering if it was possible to make the folders nested in the Favorites of the Navigation Pane. AFAIK nested folders work in both Libraries and Computer of the Navigation Pane, however when moved to Favorites they are just a simple link.

I've Googled a bit and all signs point to no (which sucks), but wanted to get a confirm from W7 gurus here.


A:Nested folders in Favorites in Navigation Pane

Quote: Originally Posted by Backdraft


I was wondering if it was possible to make the folders nested in the Favorites of the Navigation Pane. AFAIK nested folders work in both Libraries and Computer of the Navigation Pane, however when moved to Favorites they are just a simple link.

I've Googled a bit and all signs point to no (which sucks), but wanted to get a confirm from W7 gurus here.


You've answered your own post.

No, you cannot have nested folders in the "Favourites" navigation pane. Which I agree with you, sucks.

Not that it matters to me anyway, as I make far better use of the libraries anyway...

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The Favorites link in my Navigation Pane is there, but it does not work. If I click it it goes to a blank folder which is not my favorites folder. I can navigate to my favorites folder through c:\Users\username\Faorites and even place items there. However, for some reason the favorites in the Navigation Pane is not pointing to this location.

I have tried running shell:favorites from the run box and also restarting several times. I also tried a system restore but even the earliest restore was not early enough (this happened shortly after installation.) Right clicking on the favorites link in Navigation Pane and clicking "restore favorite links" does nothing. In fact, clicking anything does nothing. A small red circle with a line through it (the "no smoking" symbol) appears next to my cursor whenever I try to drag items there. I have searched in vain for a fix.

Is there any way to reset this behavior? This is really bothering me because I cannot navigate easily to my desktop folder and have to go a round-about way when saving/opening files. Also, I am using a legitimate copy of Windows 7. Thank you for your help.

A:Favorites Link in Navigation Pane Broken

Try going to the link, right click>properties>location. Reset to the proper location.

Mine says c:\Users\richc46\Favorites

If that does not work, set up a new folder for favorites and put that name rather than favorites in the link.

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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.


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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I hope I'm not duplicating known information here. I've seen adding shortcuts for these folders to Quick Access, but not rooted in the Navigation Pane. Here is what I've got now:

Critical info regarding display in Navigation Pane was found here:


Critical info regarding the appropriate flags for display in Open/Save dialogs was found here:


These files work on a per-user basis. This avoids having to deal with Ownership/Permissions issues of the CLSIDs under HKLM.

So here are the files:

Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-32-bit.reg
Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-64-bit.reg
Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-64bit.reg
Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-32bit.reg

Fist time adding Screenshot & attachments here -- hope I got it right!


A:Add Recent Folders and/or Links/Favorites to Navigation Pane

Keith, great job and great work!

Thanks so much for making these instant fixes available.
Two clicks and "Recent Folders" was installed in my NavPane in my local language.

This is going to make my life so much easier!

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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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How can i remove shuttercut .?

i want like this

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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,

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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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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


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

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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,

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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
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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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.



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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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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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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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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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
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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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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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.

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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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,

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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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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,

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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...


A:Remove drive letters from explorer navigation pane

How did you managed to remove letters from navigation pane ?

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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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I'm a novice to customizing Windows 7, and have tweaked it rather successfully so far, but I've run into a roadblock. The next tweak I'm trying to do is to replace the loud Favorites star to something a bit more low-key.

In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\DefaultIcon the registry key points to resimages.dll in System32: %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-1024

This should point that yellow star, which I would like to retrieve and edit to replace if at all possible (I'm unsure if I can simple point the DefaultIcon key to any old .ico file or if it needs to be a .dll, but at this point that's not a huge issue). However, it doesn't seem to be there, but I'm able to change an icon of a file to the yellow star.

I've tried looking through imageres.dll in Resource Hacker but I can't seem to find it there either.

On another note, does anyone have experience changing the "Favorites" label to something else?

A:Customizing "Favorites" navigation pane menu

Hi Bit,

Welcome to the forums!

Have a look at this excellent tutorial written last week by Brink.
Favorites - Change Default Icon



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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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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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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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My Favorites Folders are no longer visible in the Favorites Center pane, to the left of my Homepage window? Individual favorites are still visible but none of the folders with their contents. I can find all my Favorites Folders under my username but want to return them to the pane so I can access them easily from my Homepage? I did click on a option earlier today that asked about also saving your Favorites in the Cloud?

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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 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 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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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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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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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,

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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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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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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 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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- Desktop
- Downloads
- Recent places

- Documents
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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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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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