Display any file, folder, program in This PC/Computer folder of Windows 10/8/7

You can, if you wish to, display your favorite file or its shortcuts directly in the (My) Computer folder of Windows 7/Vista – or the This PC folder on Windows 10/8.

windows 7 computer folder

Display any file, folder, program in This PC folder

To do so, open Windows File Explorer and through Organize > Folder Options, allow the showing of Hidden & also System files & folders.

Next navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts

Place the files or the shortcuts to the files in this folder.

Thats it! Its so simple. No need to hack the registry!

Open Computer folder and you will be able to see them. If you have set it to sort by None or Name that is how you will see it. But if you have set it to sort by Type, you will see them placed under Network Location.

For those who need to access select files fast, this is yet another way to do it … easily.

Gopal a high school student from India, currently studying in the US, since the last 1 year, came up with this bright yet simple idea, and shared it with me over Facebook. Gopal blogs at HackTheUgly.

You can also easily add or display any folder in This PC or Computer folder using our UWT.

Go here if you want to choose Folder details to display in Explorer columns.

These earlier posts of ours may also interest you:

  1. Add any folder/s and program/s to Computer folder and Control Panel with Folder2MyPC
  2. How to display Recyle Bin in Computer folder in Windows.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. You don’t need to unhide hidden folders, just copy & paste folder root into Run dialog, and voilà.

  2. ^ Yes, ofcourse, that way too … 🙂

  3. Michelle

    will this work in Vista 64bit?

  4. HackToHell

    really helpfull thanks 🙂

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