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Windows 7: Can I hide "Owner" folder in Windows Explorer?

31 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

You could simply change the Explorer.exe shortcut to:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,c:\Diana
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,c:\

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31 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

also you can open Diana folder automatically with windows start up, by making a shortcut of the desired folder in the start up folder in the start menu:

As in your computer would be HERE:
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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31 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You may want to try those tutorials that remove the crap that Vista and 7 added to Windows Explorer's treeview:

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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04 Jan 2013   #14

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Hello "UserName" issues
- thank you for your comment
- virtual folders really drive me crazy, because they are just more clutter/bloat.
- WinXP:- MyDocs, MyMusic, MyCrap .. are all buried in "C:\Documents and Settings\"
- and now in Win7 more of the same crud
- it is ALL in "C:\" anyway -- why did MS have to complicate something that is simple?
- since Win95 I have always used "C:\1_MyStuff" and "C:\Programs2" -- simple and easy to back up.
- come the revolution !!

Hello "Windows Star"
- thank you for your response
- I have almost dumped Win7-Explorer because it cannot search for file contents. (I have over 400 TXT files of code snippets)
- Win7-Explorer will remain on Start-menu for emergencies
- Explorer++ saves me having multiple Win7-Exp open AND all the virtual crud is at the bottom of the navigation pane (away from the top)
. See images in thread entry #7
. EXP++ also has favorites(Bookmarks) on the EXP++ toolbar. (not at the top of the nav-pane as in WinExp)
- saving TXT files in the default Win7 "SaveAs" dlg takes some drilling down to save stuff and WinExp Favorites + Libraries get in the way
. with a lot of scrolling and clicking.
. I always have EXP++ open at the target folder -- copy the folder path then paste into SaveAs file-name field.
. (ClipX helps with stored path-strings, which is quicker than "WinExp Favorites" and "Exp++ Bookmarks"
- EXP++ does not recognise "switches" -- instead it has one available setting in its config -- "C:\" is good enough for me
- with "Libraries" hidden, WinExp "SaveAs" (common-dialog) defaults to "Libraries\Documents" with "Favorties" selected in the nav-pane.
. when there is no libraries in the nav pane
- if I can find a way to default "SaveAs" to my preferred folder -- but could never find how in WinXP,
. I doubt MS will fix that one, considering they have barely improved Notepad in over 23 years.
- At least MS have finally given MS Paint a folder memory.

Hello "Alejandro85"
- thank you for your response
- I will give your User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane a try
- Libraries are (thankfully) hidden -- but thanks for your info

To all helpers:
- I have given up on Win7-Explorer -- Explorer++ is a better alternative with all clutter at the bottom of the navigation pane.
- FileSearchEX -- finds my file contents
- SaveAs default folder will be logged on another thread.

Thanks to everyone for your contributions
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