Windows 10: How do I customize the Navigation pane in windows explorer?

Discus and support How do I customize the Navigation pane in windows explorer? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] My OCD is constantly being triggered by only having D drive there. Is there a way that I can customize the Navigation Pane to remove the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/toobrokeforgucci, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. How do I customize the Navigation pane in windows explorer?

    /u/toobrokeforgucci, Sep 26, 2020
    #1

  2. How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop


    After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

    Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

    Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.


    How do I customize the Navigation pane in windows explorer? [​IMG]


    My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.
     
    AdamW10NYC, Sep 26, 2020
    #2
  3. OneDrive missing from Windows Explorer navigation pane

    When I first cleaned installed Windows 10 v1809 on my machine I applied a Group Policy setting for OneDrive to Prevent the Usage of OneDrive for File Storage to ENABLED. Of course, that would remove the OneDrive from the left side navigation pane within Windows File Explorer. But now, I set the Group Policy back to NOT CONFIGURED, rebooted the machine and the OneDrive is still missing from the the left side of the Windows File Explorer navigation pane as shown in my image. I even performed the command GPUPDATE /FORCE.

    My laptop is a standalone, not part of a Domain.

    I tried all the things listed from the article below but with no luck. I also was able to sign in with my OneDrive account and that was all fine and OneDrive appeared on the File Explorer pane. But once I UNLINKED my account from OneDrive, the OneDrive was still missing.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...8-b74545c7f4da

    Even if no Group Policies are set, and even NOT signing into OneDrive, by default, the OneDrive icon should still appear on the left side navigation pane when launching Windows File Explorer.

    And suggestions?

    My guess is to recreate my user profile, but I don't really want to do that now.
     
    win10freak, Sep 26, 2020
    #3
  4. How do I customize the Navigation pane in windows explorer?

    Not able to open sub-folders from navigation pane in File explorer.

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Under which drive are you not able to view the sub folders?
    • Are you not able to expand the options from navigation pane of the File explorer?


    This seems to be a temporary issue. Sometimes disabling and enabling some of the options will fix the issue.



    Follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.

    • Open File explorer by pressing Windows key + E keys on the keyboard.
    • Click on View tab located at the top of the window.
    • Click on Navigation pane and uncheck Navigation pane option.
    • Close the window, follow the above steps from a to
      c
      , only this time check the option Navigation pane and check if the changes are effective.


    Write back to us for further assistance, we will be happy to assist.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 26, 2020
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