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Windows 7: Remove Favorites / Libraries / Homegroup / My Folder


01 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Remove Favorites / Libraries / Homegroup / My Folder

Hi,
how do I remove all these extra folders from the Desktop/Navigation Pane? I don't even need to disable the functionality, just as long as I get rid of them in the explorer (in XP, there were those "My Places" folders, which could easily removed by deleting a registry key).

Thank you in advance!

BTW, I mean this:




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01 Sep 2009   #3

 

Sorry. Need espresso...
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01 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Sorry. Need espresso...
Ahh, okay. I was really confused there because I did disable that stuff there.

So the question remains:
How do I remove those unwanted entries?
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01 Sep 2009   #5

 

Two methods available to get rid of all those - use a different shell or a different file manager.
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02 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Two methods available to get rid of all those - use a different shell or a different file manager.
I am already using a different file manager (xplorer2 mostly, sometimes Total Commander) - Libraries, (Homegroup) and my user folder still show up.

@twig: Thanks, leaving the Homegroup did indeed remove the folder. However, the other two are still there.
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16 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Any chance anybody has figured this out by now?
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16 Sep 2009   #8

 

No. No one at SevenForums has learned how to completely re-write the Windows Explorer shell.

But, be patient. Several members are working on it.
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20 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
No. No one at SevenForums has learned how to completely re-write the Windows Explorer shell.

But, be patient. Several members are working on it.
Despite that sly remark, that you must obviously be very proud of, I do wonder why it takes a complete rewrite of the shell to remove a few icons.

Where is the difference to the .reg-entry of XP, where I can easily remove the annoying "My Documents" and other entries? It was easy there, so why is it so difficult here?
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21 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Actually Libraries seems to be one of the bigger selling points of Windows 7, so I guess it will be very hard to get rid of them in Explorer. I would be very happy to get rid of Favorites, since I do not use IE and have no Favorites set up, but I gave up on that already in XP having succeeded to remove them in Windows 2000. I think this has to do with the fact that IE and Windows Explorer are using the same code - or am I mistaken here?
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