Windows 8.1 File Explorer Features

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  1. I never put anything in these folders, I always use my D drive which contains everything
    It’s very annoying to have to slide down navigation pane below these folders to get to D in open/save dialog boxes

    Is there a way to hide these folders permanently?
    or at least not show them in the navigation pane on the left?

  2. Right now I do not have the English Windows with me

    Click on the library icon at the bottom.

    Right click the individual icon

    select properties

    At the bottom fields remove the check mark in “show in the navigation something” 🙂

    What I have done on mu computers are:
    I have redirected the individual folders properties to points to the folders in the E drive

  3. It would really be nice if someone could come up with the information on how to show/hide this settings trough changes to the registry, so us that wants to make it trough GPO, can make the changes there….

  4. When in File Explorer, (earlier Windows Explorer) When I right click on a file to delete it or rename it, the little circle goes on forever and nothing changes. I go to control alt delete and task manager comes up. There is nothing there, but when I go back, the circle has stopped, and I can delete it from the x at the top. Why does the right click no longer work? This is the Window’s 8.1 edition

  5. When i right click on a file or folder and select properties then it is taking long to show its properties. Pls i need help urgently it was not the case before i reinstalled 8.1

  6. No it was not completely hanging, just properties was taking long to open. I think it was bcoz i changed the drive later from the disk management anyways i did a reinstall and its working nice till now

  7. Hi

    I have a few folders under Favourites in the file explorer in Windows 8.1. Unlike all the other folders in the navigation panel, these do not have the little triangles to expand these folders – is there any way to get them to show up?

    I find them useful – not sure why they don’t appear for favourite folders

  8. Can I install win7 file explorer on win8?

    Win file explorer is fatally flawed, it can’t find the file I am looking right at not, in the user directory! Search it online, thousands of reports of files known to be on the drive that win8 FE misses. It’s broken, always has been.

  9. Can I do that the same for my computer too of the windows7 ? please.. help with a quick response. Thanks before ;D

  10. I like the utility of Explorer. But in Win 8.1 they removed the ability to change the file name upon opening. Too bad. MS usually seems to screw up some good useable functions.

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