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Windows 7: disabling windows libraries

27 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise (Build# 7600) x64
disabling windows libraries

since i couldn't find a post linking to the relevant information, here you guys go, should you wish to disable libraries like i did.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane


Libraries Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

and yes, it works fine.

now if i could only find a sure fire way to disable the favorites link in explorer >=( ah well. one of these days.

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08 Sep 2009   #2

Win 7 RTM Ultimate x86

I just came across this site with a reg file that can remove libraries and if needed restore them. More details at
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07 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

This only removes libraries from the Navigation Pane, but not from the Save As menu. Anyone knows how to completely disable the feature?
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07 Aug 2010   #4

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by higgins View Post
This only removes libraries from the Navigation Pane, but not from the Save As menu. Anyone knows how to completely disable the feature?
I want to know how to do this too. I would like them completely GONE!
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07 Aug 2010   #5


Its not a disable, more a hide.
Download ShExView from NirSoft. Disable the "Library Folder Context Menu" entry.
While you're there download ShellMenuView as well.
Both very handy Utes. Both very small.
No PC should be without them.
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