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Windows 7: How to Delete Subfolders from Public Folder

10 Mar 2011   #1
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How to Delete Subfolders from Public Folder

How do you permanenly delete the subfolders in the Public Folder? I can delete the Public Pictures, Public Videos, etc., but they are recreated on bootup. I was able to do this on my other PC, but can't recall how I did it.


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10 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Scnrfrq,

These are system files and are needed for sharing purpose between user accounts. You should NOT delete them. Doing so may also cause other unknown issues to arrise.

As a workaround, you could just hide the folders them if you do not wish to see them. They do not take up enough space to worry about.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Mar 2011   #3
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink is absolutely correct, these are important. I think he wanted to say "YOU SHOULD NOT DELETE THEM"
Cheers
JohnnyA
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10 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Thank you Johnny. Darn fingers behind what I'm thinking.

Yes, DO NOT DELETE THEM.
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10 Mar 2011   #5
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Know what you mean. First day with my new fingers. lol
Cheers
JohnnyA
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13 Mar 2011   #6
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How to Delete Folder in Public Folder?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. In my Public folder, under
Documents, I continue to have a Speedbit folder appear. Whenever I delete my Documents folder, the Speedbit folder is recreated every time I reboot. I don't know why it's in the Public folder, and I would like to delete it permanently from that folder. How do I do this?
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13 Mar 2011   #7
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Is Speedbit an application that loads during bootup? If so, then that is what is creating this folder. Check the application to see if there is a setting that prevents the folder from being created at each bootup.

Regards,
Golden
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13 Mar 2011   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look in Programs and Features. If it's there, uninstall it. If you're sharing your Documents folder, then stop sharing Speedbit application and try uninstalling again.
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14 Mar 2011   #9
scnrfrq

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Speedbit is running at bootup, according to Autoruns. But it isn't showing up in Task Manager or Services. I don't really want to uninstall it, just keep it's folder from showing up in my Public Folder. I'm not sharing my Documents folder, or the Speedbit folder. But somehow it keeps being recreated in my Public folder?
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09 Mar 2014   #10
PcWizKid

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

what about if this folder keeps taking your icons off of your desktop ?

every time i install a program, it keeps getting sent to that stupid public folder and off of my desktop

I would like to know how to disable that function of that folder and get rid of it and out of my sight

i already disabled the sharing settings of that folder and my C drive but i stall see it and it still steals my icons


PLEASE HELP!!!!
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