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Windows 7: Hide user subfolders in Windows Explorer

18 May 2015   #1
daanhaeyen

Win7 64-bit Dutch
 
 
Hide user subfolders in Windows Explorer

Hi! I use a separate HDD to store all my data. However, I still have the C:\users\username folder, I tried to change this to the Data drive but that didn't work.

This is not a big problem, because I changed all the library locations and use Xplorer2 anyway. However, sometimes I still have to use the Windows Explorer, and then the username with all the subfolders is visible, which clutters up the screen.

I'd like to know if it's possible to hide all the subfolders from this user folder displayed in Windows Explorer. See image. Maybe it would be possible to hide the complete username in Windows Explorer?



Thanks, Daan


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18 May 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Hi Daan,

Sounds like you might like to set the Hidden file attribute on some of these folders.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
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18 May 2015   #3
daanhaeyen

Win7 64-bit Dutch
 
 

That doesn't work. The system still shows them.

Ps show hidden files is off, of course.
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18 May 2015   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

One easy way to do this would be to install Clover. It replaces WE as the file manager, giving a nice tabbed Chrome interface, and once you collapse a folder it stays persistently collapsed until expanded.
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18 May 2015   #5
daanhaeyen

Win7 64-bit Dutch
 
 

I don't use Windows Explorer, but when using other programs (any program really), saving and opening files still gives me this cluttered view of the username.
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18 May 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, you seem to messed up something while changing user folder. How did you get user folder in left pane?

Did you use User Folders - Change Default Location?

Which program is in the screenshot? looks like explorer but you say you don't use it, confused
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18 May 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey mate, I guess I found what you have done after trying some settings

Open Windows Exploerer
On upper left expand Organize (Organiseren)
Select Folder and Search options

Down in Navigation Pane
- Uncheck Show all folders

Hope this helps
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18 May 2015   #8
daanhaeyen

Win7 64-bit Dutch
 
 

GokAy, THANK YOU! This totally solves the problem!

Daan
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18 May 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problem, don't forget to mark the thread as solved please
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