Windows 8.1 is an update for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system with some GUI customization and internal upgrades. In Windows 8.1, Computer is renamed to “This PC” and Windows Explorer also looks different when compared to classic Windows 7 and 8 explorers.
I have already written how to tweak This PC in Windows 8.1.But if you want classic Windows explorer like in Windows 7 and 8, OldNewExplorer is Windows 8.1 shell extension which will help you bring classic windows explorer. It is small shell extension, install and tweak This PC to match with old explorer.
This PC in Windows 8 before customization,
Things you can do with OldNewExplorer,
- Restore Drive Grouping.
- Remove Ribbon.
- Restore details pane at bottom
- Remove folders and bring Libraries in Left side.
Download OldNewExplorer and Run OldNewExplorerCfg.exe and Click Install button to Install shell.
Select Tweaks you want to apply to Windows 8.1 explorer and click Install and after install you will get Old Explorer for Windows 8.1.