Windows 10: How to remove existing and add custom folders in the window «This computer»
Developing Windows 8.1, Microsoft decided that it would be nice to add to the folder «This computer» a few links to switch to the custom catalogs. As a result, in the «This computer» has a section «Folders», which contains, as its name suggests, multiple folders: «Video», «Download», «Music», «Documents», «Images» and «desktop».
The new Windows 10 has the same set of folders, but, as in the case of Windows 8.1, the company somehow failed to foresee no obvious way to amend this section of the dialog «This computer», although many, no doubt, would like to add your own folder or even delete existing ones.
In this article I will tell you what you can do both operations without the direct intervention of the registry operating system. By the way, this guide applies to all recent versions of Windows 10, 8/8.1 and 7.
We are going to use This PC Tweaker, free tool from WinAero, which is available for several years, but only recently gained its compatibility with Windows 10.
Here’s what you can do with it:
- to add any folder in «This PC»;
- to remove any folder from This computer;
- to change the icon of any folder in «This PC»;
- to add shortcuts to system functions and sections of the operating system (control panel, Windows components, Windows defender, etc.).
This PC Tweaker from the official website of the developer. The program supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system.
From the downloaded archive extract the folder that matches the version and bitness of your operating system, and then run the program as administrator (click right mouse button on the executable -> «Run as administrator»).
To use This PC Tweaker is very simple. For example, to remove any of the default folders, you just need to select it in the list and click «Remove selected» and button «Restore defaults» allows you to quickly return everything to its original form. The first option is to add your own folders, while the second needs to be added to This computer system elements.
The program has Russian language interface, but in order to enable it, you need to click «Settings», select «Russian» in the drop-down list and restart the program.