Windows 10: Folder organization

Discus and support Folder organization in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello. I have recently bought a computer with Windows 10, after many years of Win 7. I was very satisfied with 7. Since installing, I am trying... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DennisWard4, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Folder organization


    Hello.

    I have recently bought a computer with Windows 10, after many years of Win 7. I was very satisfied with 7.

    Since installing, I am trying desperately to understand what Microsoft thinking is regarding file/folder organization. Although I'm fairly computer literate, I can't get my head around the defaults regarding OneDrive, C:, This PC, and users. For us, a very simple environment - my wife and I on single computer - no network. We want to share all folders/files on what used to be C:.

    Can anyone suggest a reference that explains and suggests optimal organization of folders? I just don't get it. And Microsoft seems to be negligent in making this user environment friendly!

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    DennisWard4, Feb 14, 2020
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  2. John Fer Win User

    Organize pictures in File Explorer in sub-folders by Year and Month

    Hi Joseph,



    We want to know more about the issue that you are experiencing. Please answer the following:



    • Are you trying to organize folders on your PC or on your mobile device?
    • If you are trying to organize folders on your mobile device, could you please provide us the make and model of your device?


    Meanwhile, if you are trying to organize your PC’s file explorer, we suggest checking the reply of
    IanCost on this thread to help you out.



    Let us know how this goes.
     
    John Fer, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. create folders in start menu to organize


    You have to navigate to the All Users Start menu

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Create folders per your organization - they'll still be sorted alphabetically so plan the names
    Then move the specific application folder to your newly created folder(s).

    Universal apps have a mind of their own, but you can organize Desktop apps in the menu list.


    Folder organization [​IMG]

    It's not perfect *cry
     
    Slartybart, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. enso Win User

    Folder organization

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
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