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Windows 7: Move "Computer" and "[username]" out from under Desktop in Explorer?

01 Aug 2011   #1
senselocke

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Move "Computer" and "[username]" out from under Desktop in Explorer?

Hello, nice peoples that provide so many fixes to make Windows suck less.

I've been looking for hours, but the terms are so general I can't find anything. When I open up Windows Explorer, the "Computer", my profile folder, and the Recycle Bin all appear under "Desktop". Which makes finding things a pain in the butt.

Is there any way to set those items as their own icons, outside of Desktop, and remove them from under Desktop? Basically, I want to see this:

-Computer
└C:\
└Folder
└Folder
└...
└D:\

-Desktop
└Folder
└...

-senselocke
└Downloads
└Favorites
└...

-Recycle Bin


I know you guys have found a ton of tweaks for Windows 7, but this one has bugged me for a while now. Has anyone found a way to get something sort of like that?


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01 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Senselocke,

You could use the tutorial below to add the User Folder (ex: senselocke) as a separate group in the navigation pane.
User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
You could use the tutorial below to add the Recycle Bin as a separate group in the navigation pane.
Recycle Bin - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
You might also see if unchecking the Show all folders option in the navigation pane may help get you closer.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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02 Aug 2011   #3
senselocke

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply! Immediately after viewing said reply, though, I had to system restore. I just got back around to doing this--and it's laid out perfectly now. It was the "show all folders" which was showing everything and lumping them all under Desktop.

Thank you so much for the links--I guess I was just looking for the wrong terms. You guys have an amazing site, and all your effort is very much appreciated.

I did the "add user folder", as well as "remove network" and "remove libraries". The Recycle Bin went away when I unchecked "Show All Folders". Now I have only Favorites, [user folder], and Computer. MUCH easier to see things.

Thanks!
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02 Aug 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're most welcome.
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