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Windows 7: Hide "Searches" and "Favorites" folder


05 Jan 2013   #1
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Hide "Searches" and "Favorites" folder

I made a similar thread about this named "How to hide the favorites folder?" and they got confused and thought I was talking about the favorites category, when I was not. I was talking about the favorites folder in the User folder. Now I'm making this thread more in-depth so people don't once again, get confused.

So I am looking for a way to kill/delete the stupid pesky folders in the user folder named "Favorites" and "Searches" forever. Now I've read in a lot of other (unsuccessful) threads across Google and people usually just come up with the reply of "Why would you want to delete them? There great folders for saving your favorite websites and searches!" Well not everybody thinks alike. I know there has to be a way to delete these two folders forever. Someone has to of someway to do this. Whether it be from editing System files to a third-party program (which I would not want to really use though).

Now as of hiding, it does NOT work me considering my user-folder is in the left navigation pane with those two folders showing, but hidden in the actual user folder (example below).

So if anybody can help me on getting rid of these two irritating folders, it would be GREATLY appreciated. I cannot stress that enough. Thank you though for reading this and if you know of ANY way of deleting them, please post it.




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05 Jan 2013   #2
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

NOw AI don't know if this is what you want to hear but I just hit Computer > C: > Users > my name > Favourites > right click on the folder and delete? is that what you want to do?

If you want to just hide it click on the folder > properties and in General hit hidden - reverse if you want it out and delete?
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08 Jan 2013   #3
SnackCabinet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
NOw AI don't know if this is what you want to hear but I just hit Computer > C: > Users > my name > Favourites > right click on the folder and delete? is that what you want to do?

If you want to just hide it click on the folder > properties and in General hit hidden - reverse if you want it out and delete?
"Favorites" and "Searches" folder regenerate after you open your internet browser.
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08 Jan 2013   #4
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
NOw AI don't know if this is what you want to hear but I just hit Computer > C: > Users > my name > Favourites > right click on the folder and delete? is that what you want to do?

If you want to just hide it click on the folder > properties and in General hit hidden - reverse if you want it out and delete?
"Favorites" and "Searches" folder regenerate after you open your internet browser.
Yes I get that I should have been more explicit and said the existing ones would be gone.
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