Windows 10: file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time.

Discus and support file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time. in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I am using Windows 11 Home Single Language version 23H2.I want to set file explorer to open to 'this pc' instead of 'home'. I also want to deselect... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Dhawal Patil1, Feb 27, 2024.

  1. file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time.


    I am using Windows 11 Home Single Language version 23H2.I want to set file explorer to open to 'this pc' instead of 'home'. I also want to deselect 'show this pc in navigation pane' option. The first can be done in the general tab of folder options and the second in the view tab. The problem is that these two options can't be selected consistently. As soon as I change one, the other defaults to my unwanted option. Please report this as a bug as I would like to set my explorer in the said way.

    :)
     
    Dhawal Patil1, Feb 27, 2024
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  2. Show This PC in navigation pane.

    Can i have This PC show and list of hard drives on the side panel, not like currently its under Desktop item and always collapsed so i have to click it every time to access list of hard drives. And hard drives that show underneath This PC when its collapsed are in wrong order! I dont need this Desktop item at all just need my computer with list of hard drives.
    file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time. 398457d1696349818t-show-pc-navigation-pane-1.png
    This is the look i am looking to get.
    file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time. 398458d1696349985t-show-pc-navigation-pane-how-move-libraries-above-below-pc-file-explorer-1.jpg
     
    captainJack, Feb 27, 2024
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  3. KeithM Win User
    Navigation pane in File Explorer always opens to the bottom

    How are your Navigation Pane options set?


    file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time. 8d1595220683t-navigation-pane-file-explorer-always-opens-bottom-navigation-pane-show-all-folders.png


    You don't have Expand to currrent folder sleected, do you?

    If you:
    1. Open Explorer with WInKey+E
    2. Collapse the Navigation Pane
    3. close & re-open Explorer

    Does it open with the Navigation Pane collapsed? If so, close Explorer & open regedt. Navigate to:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\NavPane

    RIght-click the NavPane "folder", select Permissions... > Advanced and add a Deny Set Value entry for your Username:

    file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time. 288781d1595222634t-navigation-pane-file-explorer-always-opens-bottom-screenshot-804-.png


    If the Navigation Pane opened expanded even after collapsing, try deleting the ExpandedState value under the NavPane key. Repeat the test. If suceesful, perform the above permissions mod.
     
    KeithM, Feb 27, 2024
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  4. file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time.

    Hide or Show User Profile's Personal Folders in Navigation Pane

    Thank you in advance to everyone for your help and time. Hopefully this write-up is succinct. file explorer doesn't open to this pc and NOT show this pc in navigation pane at the same time. :)
    I believe there has to be additional registry modifications to solve this issue.


    Problem:
    In the Navigation Pane, specifically regarding the Current User folder tree, a Personal Folder (i.e. 3D Objects, Contacts, Desktop, etc... ) continues to show even after making active the Hidden property for that Personal Folder.

    Expected Results:
    Any Personal Folder that is marked "Hidden" in the File/Folder Listings Area should also be hidden in the Navigation Pane specifically within the Current User folder tree.

    Steps to recreate the issue: (the following steps assume that the option is deactivated to see hidden folders.)
    1. Open File Explorer
    2. Within Navigation Pane, Right-click over any blank area
    3. Select menu-option "Show All Folders"
    4. Select and Expand the Current User folder tree which is listed as a child object to the "Desktop" folder
    5. Within the File/Folder Listings Area, Right-click on a Personal Folder
    6. Select menu-option "Properties"
    7. Within the new Dialogue window, Select the "General" tab, Select to Activate the Attribute "Hidden", Select the "OK" button
    8. Close File Explorer and then Open File Explorer
    9. Select the Current User folder in the Navigation Pane
    10. Notice the recently-hidden folder is still showing in the Navigation Pane even though it is hidden in the File/Folder Listings Area.

    System Specs:
    • Edition: Windows 10 Home 64bit
    • Version: 1709
    • OS Build: 16299.371
    • Hard Drives: 2 (SSD & Mechanical)
    • C:\ = SSD
    • D:\ = Mechanical

    Current Modifications of System:
    • The %UserProfile% system folder was successfully transferred to D:\ by using Sysprep during Windows Setup. This is the only system folder moved to another drive.

    Current Modifications of File Explorer in Navigation Pane: (using Regedit)
    • Hidden = Quick Access
    • Hidden = Libraries
    • Hidden = OneDrive
    • Hidden = Homegroup
    • Hidden = This PC user personal folders

    Current Modifications of File Explorer in Folder/File Listing Area:
    • Each unwanted Personal Folder was changed to "Hidden" by Right-clicking the folder and Checking the Attribute checkbox marked "Hidden".

    3rd-Party Software Installed:

    • Classic Shell
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • IObit Driver Booster
    • Macrium Reflect
     
    TechGuy737, Feb 27, 2024
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