Thanks for the link. I changed the one folder setting to match the example but that was not enough to do anything. Part of the issue is that I cannot find how to change the folder view to "details" rather than icons.
I followed a link from the article to here "http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/05/how-to-hide-or-show-libraries-in-the-navigation-pane-of-windows-7-explorer/
to hide the libraries, but I do not have the "hide" option in my right click menu.
There was another link for a registry hack which I did not do. This is my first day with the OS and need to backup everything before attempting that. As you might guess, I am an XP user who prefers the classic mode and I skipped Vista altogether. At least regedit appears to be intact.