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Windows 7: Disabling "Libraries" in everything

04 Oct 2013   #1
Erratic Fox

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Disabling "Libraries" in everything

I was wondering how could I just potentially get rid of stupid "libraries", I've dealt with it for 4+ years and I dislike it even more ever time I see it. On my left pane inside my Windows Explorer, I just want to see my folders Like "Documents, Downloads, Music, Photos, Videos". I especially hate it how libraries is the default thing to pop up when you have your Windows Explorer pinned to the task bar. So how could I achieve this?




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04 Oct 2013   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

For Windows7 this is the easiest I've found.

edit: it says "Intenet Explorer" at the top, but uncheck Libraries and hit the button, and they're gone!
I've used it to enable disable stuff in the navbar for months with no ill effects. Easier than messing with the settings directly.
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04 Oct 2013   #3
Erratic Fox

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
For Windows7 this is the easiest I've found.

edit: it says "Intenet Explorer" at the top, but uncheck Libraries and hit the button, and they're gone!
I've used it to enable disable stuff in the navbar for months with no ill effects. Easier than messing with the settings directly.
What about Windows Explorer automatically opening Libraries? Could I set it to my User Folder?
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04 Oct 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zevoxa,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to completely remove Libraries from the navigation pane.
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
....and use the tutorial below to set the user folders in the Start Menu to open to the users location instead of the default library locations.
Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Oct 2013   #5
Erratic Fox

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I figured out how to do it, kinda. You set the target in Windows Explorer to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\users\username

But you get the result of having the path scattered in the address bar. What's the exe path for the user folder in the start menu?

EDIT:
Just seen your reply, Brink. Thank you for your time. I've already figured out the first thing you mentioned. Now I'm just having a bit of a problem with opening it from the TaskBar.


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