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Windows 7: User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

20 Dec 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

How to Add or Remove your User Folder from Navigation Pane in Windows 7

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08 Jan 2011   #10
Cato

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Another typically good tutorial, Brink. Works great for me. Thanks!

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08 Jan 2011   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Cato. That's great news. Thank you.
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20 Jul 2011   #12
GreyGoose

Windows 6 32-bit
 
 

Does anyone know if this can be used to make your user folder appear in the navigation pane with "show all folders" disabled?

(Shout out to Brink for all the tutorials that have helped me over this past year!)
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21 Jul 2011   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreyGoose View Post
Does anyone know if this can be used to make your user folder appear in the navigation pane with "show all folders" disabled?

(Shout out to Brink for all the tutorials that have helped me over this past year!)
Hello GreyGoose, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial has been updated (step 8b) to allow your user folder to be able to be added to the navigation pane without having to have "show all folders" checked.
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03 Dec 2012   #14
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Maybe I missed this ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Are they still display if you view them from your user folder under "Computer" in the navigation pane?

If not, then you could remove the separate "User Folder" group from the navigation pane to use the "Computer" location instead to not set them.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Hi Brink

Does this stop Explorer from adding the User Folder to the Navigation pane when you try to access a folder in your User Account?
OR
Does it only prevent the "Show all folders" option from displaying it?
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04 Dec 2012   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Peter,

This will only add or remove the separate user name group in the navigation pane. The "C:\Users" folder will still be there when navigated to under "Computer" no matter what is set in the tutorial.
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04 Dec 2012   #16
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
I guess I explained that poorly

I have my Documents, Pictures, Downloads, Music and Video folders, set to the appropriate partitions on my HDD (E:\, F:\, G:\, O:\ & P:\).

I have noticed that (for some reason I haven't identified) my User Folder sometimes appears in the Navigation pane and I am actually browsing in that location instead of the location under "Computer".

It's an annoyance as it means I have to scroll further to access my other partitions (and run the risk of activating the Windows Explorer auto-scroll bug).

I have my User Folder (and Downloads) in the "Favorites" section anyway and the various folders appear in the Libraries in any case.
I'd like to prevent my User Folder from appearing as a separate entry in the Navigation pane.

I'll try to post a screenshot the next time it happens.
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04 Dec 2012   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, in that case, doing step 8 and 9 should remove it for you.
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04 Dec 2012   #18
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Thanks Brink

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ah, in that case, doing step 8 and 9 should remove it for you.
Thanks Brink.
I'll try it out now.

Just to confirm, I don't have "Show all folders" selected, but those steps will prevent the User Folder from EVER appearing in the Navigation pane?
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04 Dec 2012   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nar, you don't have to have "Show all folders" selected.

Your user folder will still show when you navigate down to and open the C:\Users folder under Computer in the navigation pane, but not as a separate group or folder.
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