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2nd favourites folder in windows 8.1 Navigation pane

Q: 2nd favourites folder in windows 8.1 Navigation pane

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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Preferred Solution: 2nd favourites folder in windows 8.1 Navigation pane

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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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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

Hi,
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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Hi

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

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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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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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)?

Thanks

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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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.

Raargh

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how do i remove the folders?

thanks

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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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

or

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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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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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






Quote:
%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

Sorry.

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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,
Shawn

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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?

TIA

mac

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.

Gary

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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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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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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.
Thanks

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,
Shawn

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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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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

Hi,
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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Hello there, my first post here
When i'm trying to save something from my browser to a desktop, i should see a "desktop" shortcut, but it only shows "favourites" icon, which is empty(also i cannot expand it). Favourites are also missing just when navigating on windows folders, not just when saving something from web.

I've had this problem for a while, tried to figure out what's wrong, follow many tutorials from this website, but nothing helped. I've added a new string value IsShortcut to a registry, which was missing, restored a Favourites folder location (which was fine by the way). Don't know if it is related, but it feels like the windows copy which i've installed is kinda strange, because other thing which is not working on it, is screen brighntess, i have all the buttons, but i cannot change it in any way, tried everything
Please advise me what's wrong. Here's how everything looks on my laptop:

A:Win7 folder navigation panel "Favourites" button is empty

Ok, i fugured it out that my Links folder was missing everythings back to normal

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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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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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So I have an issue with my Windows 7 Navigation Pane only for save as or open in Word, Excel, and Firefox. My Windows Explorer Navigation Pane is functioning just fine and folders are displayed on the left but if I want to save or open something I am receiving the following screens: (I have included a save page as firefox SS, Word Open SS and Save As Open SS). The kicker is I can't enter what to save the file as in word and it is a rather strange issue. I have checked the registry and am unsure about where this is located and have googled everywhere with no luck. Any help is GREATLY appreciated in resolving this issue.

Sorry that the 3rd SS is cropped, did that accidentally. It basically looks just like the Open SS without the text box. Clicking on the Tools area and the Show Folders area (on save as) does absolutely nothing.

A:Windows 7 Navigation Pane Issue

Hello Brian52682, welcome to Seven Forums!



One quick question; what type account are you using, the default admin or a standard user account?

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

A:how can i disable navigation pane like windows 7

Hello 00010203, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

Navigation Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

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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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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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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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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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I know its just dragging for resizing the pane, but how to restoring it to 'default size'?



I tried use .bat from this forum for reset windows size but its not work, the pane still not restored

A:How do I reset navigation pane windows size

Same situation here, I simply have to physically re-size any and all previously adjusted panes. I wish I knew a default way.

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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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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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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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When I open Windows Explore, after about 2 seconds navigation-pane scrolls down near bottom of the navigation-pane.
Shortcut Target = C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,C:\

Same result whether "Show all Folders" enabled or disabled.
and "SaveAs" dialog and "Browse" dialogs
Also occurs when navigating through Navigation pane with keyboard navigation keys.
I have to drag the nav-pane back up to the selected folder

EDIT: Just noticed "Organize" btn is selected in the "after" image -- not by my actions.

Thank you in advance for any help

Before + after images:



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SPECS
Toshiba Satellite C665
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) OEM
UI:=Classic Shell Start + Classic Explorer

A:Navigation pane in Windows Explore unstable

I think that it is attempting to show you that it found a computer on your network.

If that is want it is doing, then I'm not sure how best to prevent that.

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I know its just dragging for resizing the pane, but how to restoring it to 'default size'?

I tried use .bat from this forum for reset windows size but its not work, the pane still not restored

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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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I want to change the icon order in windows explorer navigation pane. By default you have Library, Homegroup, Computer and Network, in that order (there is also favorites but I removed it and I don't remember now where it is placed exactly).

I want to change the order to: Computer, Library, Homegroup, Network.
The folowing image show it:
(Blue line: move Library down. Red line: place Computer where Library was)

In windows XP there was a program called TweakXP by Microsoft that allowed to do this but I couldn't find one for windows 8.

Is there a way to achieve this?
Thanks.

A:Icon order in windows explorer navigation pane

If you can find Favorites & replace it, you can put shortcuts to what you want in it by dragging & dropping them.(In the order you want them)

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My problem is how the left window reacts when I select a folder.

If I have a long list of folders in the left window and I click on the small arrow to the left of a folder, it is supposed to show the list of sub-folders that are in the selected folder.

It does but here is my problem. Lets say the folder that I select is in the middle of the left window. When I click on the small arrow, Windows Explorer shifts the folder list down so that the selected folder is near the bottom of the window. Generally I can only see one of the sub-folders. And then I have to use the slider to move the selected folder up so I can see more than one sub-folder.

I wish it would leave the folder where it was and show as many sub-folders as possible underneath the selected folder. I hope this explanation makes sense.

A:The Navigation Pane on the left side of Windows Explorer

I tried it on my Computer and the on clicking the arrow it moves up as it should instead of going down. Please try out the following steps to correct the problem.

1. Restore the folder to default as follows and check if that helped:

a. Open windows explorer
b. Click on Organize
c. Select folder and search option from the list
d. Select General tab, and select “Restore Default”

2. Run an online scanner to check any malware or virus activity. The link that will help you to run a free scan on the computer is Windows Live OneCare

3. If the above steps do not help then run the SFC (System File Checker) scan on the computer to fix the system file errors on the computer. To run SFC scan, follow the steps below:

a. Click Start ,
b. Click All Programs ,
c. Click Accessories , right-click Command Prompt ,
d. And then click Run as administrator.
e. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow or Continue.
f. At the prompt, type sfc /scannow and hit enter. Once the scan is complete, restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

Please tell if this was of any use.

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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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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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Hi
I have configured my new domain name email address in the Windows Mail internet 'Tools' > Accounts etc. The newly set up account 'name' does not present in the left windows navigation pane with 'Inbox' etc.like a couple of others I have!!
The unusual part about the configuration is ....I can send mail using the new email address to my main existing mail address which I have received but when I do a check send to the new address ...I don't receive the mail sent to the new address???
I know its in there some where due to sending and no bounce back ...spent quite a few hours trying everything to rectify this situation ...but to no avail!!!
The in coming mail server is POP3 110 - Outgoing mail (SMTP) 25 ...Same address mail.XXXXXX.com.au ...in both the incoming & outgoing as per host/provider instruction.
In the Tools > Accounts 'general' the rec & sync box is ticked ...understand that one!
All other boxes in 'servers' and 'advanced' with exception of the 'delivery' in 'advanced' (leave a copy... ) remain without ticks. Did try with ticking the boxes etc to see if I missed out on any format!! Still missing my new email address!!!
What is the process to setting up a new email account to appear in the left navigation email accounts pane?
Any assistance to adjust/correct the situation will be greatly appreciated. Ta!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

A:Navigation Pane and Navigation Bar not showing up!

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

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

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Please view the article below
Navigation Pane - Simple Folder View - Vista Forums
How to do in Windows 7? no the option in Windows 7, by Registry? how to do, thank you.

A:Show the Navigation Pane Folders Tree Lines in Windows 7?

You don't.

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