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Windows 7: How to remove "Favorites" from explorer


11 Jan 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
How to remove "Favorites" from explorer

I have tryed find it from register without luck, its annoying me since i dont use it.




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28 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I agree it takes up valuable space in the tree list, no one knows how to remove this?
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29 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I haven't seen a way to remove it yet, but you can hide the navigation list completely if you never use that.



Just go to Organize-Layout-navigation pane. click on that and to get it back just click on it again. It will be like this without it.
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07 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

oh no, the nav list is what makes explorer and I love explorer, one thing M$ has done excellent (appart from a few very annoying bugs in the Vista version)
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15 May 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by premier69 View Post
oh no, the nav list is what makes explorer and I love explorer, one thing M$ has done excellent (appart from a few very annoying bugs in the Vista version)
It looks like they are trying to copy nautalas.
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15 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think its a great improvement over vista's version.

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Anyway, try this How to add items to Favorites Windows 7 Explorer folder | Web Talk see if that helps.


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07 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Solution: How to remove "Favorites" from explorer.

Hi, everyone.

Heres how to remove the "Favorites" folder in tree-view of Windows Explorer:

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Heres proof: http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/846/w7nofav.jpg
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07 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeathAngel View Post
Hi, everyone.

Heres how to remove the "Favorites" folder in tree-view of Windows Explorer:

1. Open regedit and go to [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder]
2. Right click and go to "Permissions" and allow your user/userclass full control of the folder.
3. In "ShellFolder" go to 'Attributes' and change the value from 0xa9000100 > 0xa9400100.
4. Leave regedit.
5. Reboot your machine. If everything is done correctly "Favorites" should now be disabled completely when your system is rebooted.
6. Enjoy life without the annoyance that was the "Favorite" folder.

Hope this helps

- Anders
In step 3. My attribute hex value data is a0900100
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07 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeathAngel View Post
Hi, everyone.

Heres how to remove the "Favorites" folder in tree-view of Windows Explorer:

1. Open regedit and go to [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder]
2. Right click and go to "Permissions" and allow your user/userclass full control of the folder.
3. In "ShellFolder" go to 'Attributes' and change the value from 0xa9000100 > 0xa9400100.
4. Leave regedit.
5. Reboot your machine. If everything is done correctly "Favorites" should now be disabled completely when your system is rebooted.
6. Enjoy life without the annoyance that was the "Favorite" folder.

Hope this helps

- Anders
In step 3. My attribute hex value data is a0900100
Change it to a9400100 and reboot, and that should do it
Edit: Fixed the value. It is a0900100 and should be changed to a9400100. Thanks

- A -
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14 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Hey,

I did as said but don't know why, my favourites are now stuck. How can I bring them back as it was at the beginning?

This is how it looks now, when I click on it nothing is happening :
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