How to Add Custom Folders on This PC in Windows 8.1

In addition to this discussion about leading changes in Windows 8.1, you might have observed that computer folder inside File Explorer is renamed from “Computer” to “This PC”. It now includes Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, and Videos folders in addition to the usual devices and drives (hard drives, optical drives, and removable devices) and network locations. Here is how the “This PC” folder looks now:

ThisPC Folder Windows 8

In this article, we’re going to provide you the tips to customize This PC folder. Many of you might be looking for the removal of unnecessary folders from This PC. But lack of proper method have stopped you from doing so. So we decided to help you in the customization with working solution. Here are the two ways you can do this:

Add Or Remove Folders From “This PC” [Manual Method]

1. Press Windows Key + R and put regedit in Run dialog box, click OK to open Registry Editor.

REGEDIT Configure DPI Settings in Windows 8.1 Using Registry

2. Navigate here:


ThisPC Customization

In the right pane of this location, you’ll see long named keys, as highlighted in the above image above. You can delete or re-add them to remove corresponding items:

To remove Downloads, delete {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

To remove Music, delete {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}

To remove Pictures, delete {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}

To remove Videos, delete {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}

To remove Desktop, delete {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}

To remove Documents, delete {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}

In this manner, you can add or remove default folders inside This PC. But what if you are looking for adding additional features? Then you must checkout the “This PC Tweaker”, which is a freeware from WinAero.

“This PC Tweaker” : Add Bunch Of Features To “This PC”

This PC Tweaker is the must have utility for you if loves to customize Windows. The tool has a number of options you can easily add or remove the programs to This PC. We tried it on Windows 8.1 Pro Preview and it impressed us with its ability to handle the commands. Here is working screenshot of this software:

ThisPC Tweaker

From the above image, it is already evident that you add programs from a wide range of selection. You can divide them into sub-folders as well. After adding or removing items to the above shown window, you need to restart Explorer to see effects. This tool is currently supported on Windows 8 and 8.1 fully, and the developer has plans to give it support for Windows 7 in near future.

Download: This PC Tweaker

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Pritam Patil - July 27, 2013

Thanks for sharing , it’s great now a days to read out your know what your readers are expecting..Keep it up !!

vaibhav - August 2, 2013

hi thanks for this post this was a very nice one

Ayush Gupta - August 9, 2013

Great. Now I can add Custom Folders in my PC. All thanks to Blog Solute!


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