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Windows 7: Explorer delete button

25 Jun 2011   #1
StickBoy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Explorer delete button

Sorry if this is the wrong forum but ...

Where's my X???

I am so used to XP's Explorer, which had the big red X in the toolbar to quickly delete items. Win7 adds the New Folder button, which is a welcome (and overdue) addition, but it eliminated the Delete button.

Granted, I may have added the delete button in XP, but I guess that's also my point: I can't customize the toolbar at all! Or, if I can, I can't figure out how to do it.

And that's why I'm here.

Surely someone has figured out how to add that Delete button to the toolbar of Explorer?

Please and thank you!


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25 Jun 2011   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums StickBoy. See if this helps you, not a red X, but a delete button:

Windows Explorer - Add or Remove Delete Button

A Guy
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25 Jun 2011   #3
StickBoy

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Seems promising but I get a "Access Denied" message when trying to set Permissions in the Registry.
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Yes, I am logged in as Admin.
Any ideas?


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25 Jun 2011   #4
A Guy

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Did you take ownership (step 3 in Option Two of Method TWO at that link)? Follow the instructions precisely. A Guy
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25 Jun 2011   #5
StickBoy

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No, I'm stupid. D'oh!
Yes, I'm that idiot that didn't read the instructions carefully.
Sorry. Off to try again!
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25 Jun 2011   #6
StickBoy

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SUCCESS!
(See how great things can be when you read the instructions!)
Thank you!
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25 Jun 2011   #7
A Guy

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Glad we could help StickBoy. I hope you'll stick around and join us

A Guy
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26 Jun 2011   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

And PS StickBoy, here's a great tutorial for further customizing your Windows Explorer toolbar, if you'd wish to:
Windows Explorer Toolbar Buttons - Customize
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26 Jun 2011   #9
StickBoy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Excellent! I love to customize things like this and I am missing much of these easy customization features in Win7. No time right now, but looks like fun reading.
Thanks for the link!
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