Add Folders & Items to This PC folder in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1 Microsoft has introduced a new section to My Computer or This PC, called Folders. By default there are  a couple of folders listed there. Would you like to add some other folders or items in to this Folder are of This PC? If so you can use a freeware called This PC Tweaker.

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This PC Tweaker allows you to customize items inside the “Computer or This PC” folder. Its features are:

  • Add a new item to the This PC folder. You can put the shell location inside the “Folders” category or inside the “Other” category using the appropriate checkbox. This works in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • In Windows 8.1 you can show or hide the Computer folder’s items from the navigation pane of Explorer.
  • You can remove any item from the This PC folder.

Adding new items is quite easy – just click on Add item and select the desire item from the list

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Unfortunately there is no option to add user desired folder. We only have the option to add from the given list. But I’m sure given this is the initial version there should be an option to add user desired items in the upcoming version – or at least I hope it does.  I also tested this on my Windows 7 machine and it works on Windows 7 as well. Here is a screen shot of how it works on Windows 7.

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You can download the application from here. Do remember a system restore point first, before making any changes to your system.

You might want to also check out our System Folders Customizer, which lets you add special folders and apps to Computer folder to Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.
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