Windows 10: Can I change what appears in file Explorer on the left side

Discus and support Can I change what appears in file Explorer on the left side in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I had this problem back a while ago and I can't find the thread that helped me fix it anywhere. I rebuilt my system the other day so I had to switch... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Eaglepi, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Eaglepi Win User

    Can I change what appears in file Explorer on the left side


    I had this problem back a while ago and I can't find the thread that helped me fix it anywhere. I rebuilt my system the other day so I had to switch out my motherboard to a new case, I made sure all the hard drives were connected to the same Sata ports so everything stayed the same. However now when I open up file Explorer, it has the quick access links and then all the links under this PC then it shows my drives.

    I would like to make it so that under this PC the only thing that shows up our my drives and none of the other shortcuts. I'm okay with the quick access be in the same.


    This happened to me once before and somebody on here helped me fix it but like I said I can't find that thread anywhere. Sorry for asking again but I'd appreciate some help
    Can I change what appears in file Explorer on the left side [​IMG]


    :)
     
    Eaglepi, Nov 27, 2018
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  2. elTopo Win User

    Libraries don't appear in the left segment of the explorer


    For example, here's the "explorer" of some program. Here you can see on the left two times "Music" with the very same icon. But it doesn't seem to be the same thing.


    Can I change what appears in file Explorer on the left side [​IMG]


    One time, it seems to be a folder of some kind... Second time it seems to be a library.

    Qs:
    • Why this very confusing folder/libary naming?
    • How can I have my windows explorer show the libraries instead of the folders?

    thnx
     
    elTopo, Nov 27, 2018
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  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    "This file can't be previewed" problem in explorer

    Hi Deborah,

    For us to provide an accurate resolution, kindly elaborate the issue by answering the questions listed below:

    • Since when have you been experiencing this issue?
    • Were there any changes on your PC before this happened like software or updates installed?

    For initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Access this link

      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    • Delete all the files.
    • After deleting the files kindly try and see if there's a thumbnail preview of your files.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Paolo Mag, Nov 27, 2018
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  4. Can I change what appears in file Explorer on the left side

    Change How Folders Open By Default (My laptop keeps using CMD)

    Hi,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I suggest you to set File Explorer as the Default program and check if that helps. To do this, refer the steps given below.

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Search for Default Programs.
    • Go to Default Programs.
    • Look for File Explorer towards the left pane and select it.
    • Set this as default program and apply changes.
    • Check if the issue persists.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Nov 27, 2018
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