I have found many variations of this question, but nothing quite like I want.
I want to hide various subfolders in the navigation pane - specifically the folders I have already hidden in my User Folder.
These folders - Saved Games, Searches, My Documents (which somehow became the dumping ground for every piece of software to store their crap), etc, are so astonishingly useless that I am tempted delete them outright, but I've learned things usually go awry somewhere down the line when I delete folders from certain places. I never even enter these folders, so I for sure do not need them mucking up what could be a really useful way to get to folders I do use.
I could just drag everything I use into favorites, but that gets disorganized, and makes it harder to find the folders that really are my "Favorites".
NOTE: I am aware of the possibility of hiding the entire USER folder. I do not want this. I use this folder for several things, and it contains folders that I access almost every time I open explorer.
Any joy here?