Shortcut in Windows File Explorer (Similar to One Drive)

As stated in the title. I was able to add a shortcut to the Quick Access menu in Windows 10, but I want to move it down to it’s own section with it’s own submenu selection just as shown in the picture. Other cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and Creative Cloud all are set up this way). I would also like to change the folder icon to the custom NextCloud logo.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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that would be very nice. Any news? Is it possible?

This is provided “as-is”. I can not guarantee it will work for you or work at all. However, I have added it to my machine; Windows 10 64-bit.
I found my base files on winhelponline.com. You may go there and search for “Pin Google Drive”. I saved the download package and edited the text for the 64-bit file in notepad.
I then went to guidgen.com for a new GUID and and replaced all instances of 81539FE6… in the reg file with the one that I generated.
Next I used a text to hex converter at online-toolz.com to decipher the paths (%USERPROFILE%\Google Drive) and replaced them with the default paths to my Nextcloud installation (%USERPROFILE%\Nextcloud).
Replaced the icon: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe,0 with C:\Program Files (x86)\Nextcloud\nextcloud.exe,0
Then I did a find and replace on the cloud name @=“Google Drive” to @=“Nextcloud”

I left everything else the same. Merge and it shows instantly in the Windows Navigation Pane, complete with icon.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}]
@=“Nextcloud”
“System.IsPinnedToNamespaceTree”=dword:00000001
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,59,00,53,00,54,00,45,00,4D,00,52,00,4F,00,4F,00,54,00,
25,00,5C,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6D,00,33,00,32,00,5C,00,73,00,68,
00,65,00,6C,00,6C,00,33,00,32,00,2E,00,64,00,6C,00,6C,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\ShellFolder]
“FolderValueFlags”=dword:00000028
"Attributes"=dword:f080004d

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}]
@=“Nextcloud”
“System.IsPinnedToNamespaceTree”=dword:00000001
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,59,00,53,00,54,00,45,00,4D,00,52,00,4F,00,4F,00,54,00,
25,00,5C,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6D,00,33,00,32,00,5C,00,73,00,68,
00,65,00,6C,00,6C,00,33,00,32,00,2E,00,64,00,6C,00,6C,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\ShellFolder]
“FolderValueFlags”=dword:00000028
"Attributes"=dword:f080004d

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\DefaultIcon]
@=“C:\Program Files (x86)\Nextcloud\nextcloud.exe,0”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\Instance]
“CLSID”="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
“Attributes”=dword:00000011
"TargetFolderPath"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,
00,49,00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,78,00,74,00,63,00,6c,00,6f,00,
75,00,64,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}]
@=“Nextcloud”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\DefaultIcon]
@=“C:\Program Files (x86)\Nextcloud\nextcloud.exe,0”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\Instance]
“CLSID”="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
“Attributes”=dword:00000011
"TargetFolderPath"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,
00,49,00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,78,00,74,00,63,00,6c,00,6f,00,
75,00,64,00,00,00

I then made a removal tool. All you do for that is replace the GUID in the ‘undo’ file with the one that you generated:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}"=-

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace{298a2f6b-3452-4971-812a-a2216510e980}]

I’ve tried both files on my machine with no problems. I hope this works for you!

OK, I got home and the reg file didn’t work on my laptop. So, I generated a new GUID and did a find-and-replace on the file. Now it works fine. Go figure. Maybe I don’t know enough about these GUID’s. If you can’t get it to work at first, try the same fix. Good luck!

There are some “Slash” Errors" Here my Version that functions:

Replace CLSID 7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2 with your created one here: guidgen.com

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}]
@=“Nextcloud”
“System.IsPinnedToNamespaceTree”=dword:00000001
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,59,00,53,00,54,00,45,00,4D,00,52,00,4F,00,4F,00,54,00,
25,00,5C,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6D,00,33,00,32,00,5C,00,73,00,68,
00,65,00,6C,00,6C,00,33,00,32,00,2E,00,64,00,6C,00,6C,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\ShellFolder]
“FolderValueFlags”=dword:00000028
"Attributes"=dword:f080004d

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}]
@=“Nextcloud”
“System.IsPinnedToNamespaceTree”=dword:00000001
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,59,00,53,00,54,00,45,00,4D,00,52,00,4F,00,4F,00,54,00,
25,00,5C,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6D,00,33,00,32,00,5C,00,73,00,68,
00,65,00,6C,00,6C,00,33,00,32,00,2E,00,64,00,6C,00,6C,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\ShellFolder]
“FolderValueFlags”=dword:00000028
"Attributes"=dword:f080004d

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\DefaultIcon]
@=“C:\Program Files (x86)\Nextcloud\nextcloud.exe,0”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\Instance]
“CLSID”="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
“Attributes”=dword:00000011
"TargetFolderPath"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,
00,49,00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,78,00,74,00,63,00,6c,00,6f,00,
75,00,64,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}]
@=“Nextcloud”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\DefaultIcon]
@=“C:\Program Files (x86)\Nextcloud\nextcloud.exe,0”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\Instance]
“CLSID”="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID{7653a660-bf02-48a5-aaa6-4ea297d90ad2}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
“Attributes”=dword:00000011
"TargetFolderPath"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,
00,49,00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,78,00,74,00,63,00,6c,00,6f,00,
75,00,64,00,00,00

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Really appreciate you posting the regkey modifications. There were a number of errors that I ended up having to troubleshoot. Here’s the latest version with a windows 10 pro build 1803.

Generate new guid from guidgen.com and find & replace the guid below. Add it to a .reg file and merge.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}]
@="Nextcloud"
"System.IsPinnedToNamespaceTree"=dword:00000001
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,57,00,6f,00,77,00,36,00,34,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
  65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\ShellFolder]
"FolderValueFlags"=dword:00000028
"Attributes"=dword:f080004d

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}]
@="Nextcloud"
"System.IsPinnedToNamespaceTree"=dword:00000001
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000042

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
  65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\ShellFolder]
"FolderValueFlags"=dword:00000028
"Attributes"=dword:f080004d

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Nextcloud\\nextcloud.exe,0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"Attributes"=dword:00000011
"TargetFolderPath"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,\
  00,49,00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,78,00,74,00,63,00,6c,00,6f,00,\
  75,00,64,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}]
@="Nextcloud"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Nextcloud\\nextcloud.exe,0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3e8f3a4e-9013-44e9-8413-d4117aed930e}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"Attributes"=dword:00000011
"TargetFolderPath"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,\
  00,49,00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,78,00,74,00,63,00,6c,00,6f,00,\
  75,00,64,00,00,00

Hi pstech!
The registry mod works. Nice work!

But what if i have several accounts in Nextcloud? As per now, I have three different nc servers, but only the first one shows in the explorer navigation pane.

Do you have any suggestions to what I might try to get the other accounts to show?