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#1 hb860

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:32 PM

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Ladies and gentlemen, here is This PC Tweaker.

This application allows you to customize items inside the "Computer/This PC" folder.
In short, it can:
  • to add a new item to the Computer/This PC folder. You can put the shell localtion inside the "Folders" category or inside the "Other" category using the appropriate checkbox. This works in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • In Windows 8.1 you can show/hide Computer folder's items from the navigation pane of Explorer.
  • You can remove any item from the Computer/This PC folder.

This PC Tweaker has access to all usable shell locations in Window and provides them for you. You will be able to add even God Mode to the "computer" folder.



Currently This PC Tweaker supports Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 completely.
However, i plan to provide full Windows 7 support and more customization options for the Explorer shell soon, in upcoming releases.
You (and I) can consider this release as public preview of the app. Stay tuned smile.gif

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#2 R@6271M3

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

Awesome utility. Thanks hb860! :D



#3 LazerFish

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:08 PM

I've been looking for just such a thing. This is perfect for us who have "This PC" as a desktop toolbar (Y)



#4 Villain

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

Nic, but a request... make it so that I can remove "SkyDrive" ... it is a waste of space in my navigation pane as how I don't use it



#5 Jatin

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:33 AM

Really nice, thanks for sharing. :)



#6 USG Ishimura

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

Another useful application by hb860! :D



#7 hb860

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

Thanks guys!
Additional thanks for the front page.
Villain, this feature is already planned for the next release.
I plan to implement the full featured naviagation pane items editor.

#8 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:52 AM

Fantastic work man. Saved it in my "hb860's tools" folder. :D



#9 hb860

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Thanks ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

Guys, I near the good implementation of the navigation pane editor part.
I hope to release it soon.

#10 Elhuyar

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:09 AM

Thanks for making another great tweaker. Very useful!



#11 hb860

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

Good news here, especially for Villain :)
This app allows you to customize the Navigation pane of Explorer.
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You can add any shell location or remove any unwanted item. "Restore defaults" option is also included.
See new version in action:


Download link was not changed.

 

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Windows 7 user can try this app right now, if they install .NET 4.5. I will compile special Windows 7 version later which will use .NET version bundled with Windows 7.

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The roadmap for future:

  • Items sorting.
  • Full Windows 7 support.
  • Control Panel customization to re-arrange it and add there all hidden applets.


#12 hb860

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Looks like nobody interested in navigation pane tuning :D

#13 USG Ishimura

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:24 PM

Your applications are useful. I'm sure a lot of people are using your app here. (Y)



#14 hb860

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

I am proud to introduce the new version, 0.0.0.3
This version features full Windows 8.1 RTM support. As you might know, 8.1 has "another" way to resolve folders inside the This PC folder. So I have changed the code.
Also, now it works in Windows 7 too. I made few little changes and can claim that app has Windows 7 support :) However, I haven't compiled 'native' Windows 7 version (.NET 3.5 based one). I'll do it later.
 
Well, I working hard on this app. I think it is a good idea to provide the change log:
v0.0.0.3
+Windows 8.1 RTM support.

v0.0.0.2
+Added Windows 7 support
+Added the "Navigation pane" feature

v0.0.0.1
Initial release with This PC/Computer tweaking feature only.
 
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#15 WinTunes

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

Version 0.0.0.3? How many releases have you planned? :D



#16 hb860

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

I plan to implement all features and give it 1.0 version number :)

#17 hb860

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

This PC Tweaker 1.0 RTM
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Guys, let me introduce the This PC Tweaker 1.0

This is final release and it is not just good, it is WONDERFUL.

Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 support is implemented. The separate version of Windows 7 is finally available.

With This PC Tweaker, you will be able to perform the following customizations:

  • to add any folder to the Computer/This PC folder. Really any!
  • to remove any folder from the Computer/This PC folder.
  • to change the icon for any folder inside Computer/This PC.
  • to add any shell location like Administrative tools, God Mode, Network Connections
  • you can pin or unpin Computer/This PC items from the Navigation Pane of Explorer in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and even in Windows 7!
  • You can remove or add any item from the Folders category inside the Computer/This PC folder.
  • to restore defaults with one click.

Possible customizations:
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Change log

v1.0.0.0
* The application was rewritten from scratch.
+ Added ability to add any folder
+ Added ability to change icons
+ Added navigation pane pinning support for Windows 7
+ Added proper Windows x64 handling
+ Added translations support
* Fixed many bugs

Note: the Navigation Pane editor feature was dropped from the RTM release of This PC Tweaker 1.0 due to bugs and stability issues. It will be released as a separate app very soon. I promise.

I've created two video to show the power of This PC Tweaker:



This PC Tweaker is still freeware, portable app. Enjoy!

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#18 hb860

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

This PC Tweaker v1.1 is available
* Bug fixed: when you add a custom folder to This PC/Computer, the New Folder button inside that folder was not available.
* Bug fixed: Removed shell folders like Downloads, Pictures may re-appear in This PC, if you add any of their subfolders.
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#19 Ultimate John

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:01 AM

Fantastic!

#20 hb860

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 10:20 AM

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This PC Tweaker 1.3 with Windows 10 support.
Customize your This PC folder for free :)
Windows 10 demo/manual | Download link

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