Windows 10: Change folders displayed in common dialog boxes

Discus and support Change folders displayed in common dialog boxes in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win10Pro64 v2004. Greetings... I've just finished the build of a new PC, and I'm bothered by the large number of useless folders that are displayed in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by wallen, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. wallen Win User

    Change folders displayed in common dialog boxes


    Win10Pro64 v2004. Greetings... I've just finished the build of a new PC, and I'm bothered by the large number of useless folders that are displayed in the left pane of open and save dialog boxes. I'm attaching a screenshot of what I see. I'm hoping for advice about how to eliminate the display of the needless ones.

    In particular, under my user folder (My username is "Me"), there are eight junctions shown, including, for example, "Local Settings" and "PrintHood." Also showing are all of the predefined Windows folders, such as "Documents" and "Downloads", despite the fact that I have re-located them away from the root of my user folder. Finally, these same predefined folders are displaying under "This PC."

    Any help on eliminating all of this useless clutter would be appreciated.


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    :)
     
    wallen, Jul 30, 2020
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  2. masmask Win User

    Replace Common Item Dialog with legacy Common File Dialog window

    I know this can be done and I do recall back in 2017 I was reading about this. However there is no possibility to know where exactly I found this two years back.

    Just like title says, I want to replace common CIDs used post-Vista to open / browse / save file with older pre-2007 Common FIle Dialog Box (that one with places bar on it).

    Below is the one I refer to. Its located under 1552 stylesheet in comdlg32.dll.mui and can be visible in older, typically cross-platform apps. Also visible when you export from regedit. I want all open / save dialog boxes to use this legacy common file dialog. This can be 100% done via registry hack. But I can not remember how exactly.

    Anybody have any knowledge on how to do that? If you happen to know how to tell the system to use the legacy dialog box instead of common CIDs, do drop a note below.


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    masmask, Jul 30, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Dialog Box still display in other language after changed system lang


    Hi, see:
    Display language doesnt change in Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 - Outlook

    Can only suggest 2 other settings offhand, which are not obviously relevant:

    Change folders displayed in common dialog boxes [​IMG]

    and using override:

    Change folders displayed in common dialog boxes [​IMG]

    but I would be surprised if those help...

    Also check what happens if you search Settings... do you get an error message?
    What you are seeing may be related to the need one person found to
    a. uninstall updates
    b. apply language
    c. reinstall updates
    Albeit this was related to the error message when searching Settings.

    On mine under control panel>system>system>advanced settings, dialogue spelling is English UK FWIW.
     
    dalchina, Jul 30, 2020
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  4. Edwin Win User

    Change folders displayed in common dialog boxes

    'Browse For Folders' Dialog Boxes...

    @Brink :

    Is there a way to get Browse For Folders Dialog Boxes to retain, not only their last size, but also, their last position?


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    Edwin, Jul 30, 2020
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