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Windows 7: Remove the 'organize, include in library, new folder' bar in windows 7

16 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7
 
 
Remove the 'organize, include in library, new folder' bar in windows 7

Hey guys. I've always wondered, is it possible to remove the 'organize, include in library, new folder' bar that is present on all windows explorer windows? I have attached a screenshot jpg of what it looks like in windows 7 under the classic view scheme. I have highlighted the problem bar in a red outline.

I find this bar very annoying because it was never present in windows xp, and I would rather have more viewable space in the window than have this useless bar there at all times. All of the options that it presents are available somewhere else so no functionality is lost.



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16 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DSL, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below to remove the buttons may work for what you wanted.

Windows Explorer Toolbar Buttons - Customize

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Include In Library - Remove

Well it can be done but but there's no harm in leaving it as it is! Messing about removing it might not be such a good idea so you really need a system image backup before going ahead.

If you really want to remove it it will involve editing the registry and taking ownership of certain keys, deleting stuff and restoring ownership afterwards. If you're comfortable with that and have a backup then go ahead.


EDIT: Forget that. The tutorial is a lot easier to follow!
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23 Mar 2014   #4

windows 7
 
 

Huzzah! I got something almost as good as removing it to work. I used a program called 'Resource Hacker' to modify shellstyle.dll found in the system 32 folder. I added the following line which I put after the existing line and re-compiled the .dll file. Restarted computer and it worked, it basically hides the command bar text completely and almost hides the actual bar itself except for a very small amount of space where you can still hover your mouse over the buttons to get a pop-up description of them.
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07 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Dark Secret. Will you please post a screen shot of the Command Bar as you modified AND a shot of what happens when you hover your mouse over it. Thanks.....
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