How To Move Folder In Windows 8 File Explorer

Apr 5, 2014

Basically, what I mean in W7.

You have Hard Disk Drive
Devices With Removable Storage
Network Location

In Windows 8

I have folders

Devices With Removable Storage
Network Location

Any ways to hide the folders in this PC.

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I figured it out:



Everything is back as it should be.

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Processor Count: 4
RAM: 11983 Mb
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