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Windows 7: Disable libraries registry hack not working (entirely)

21 Jun 2015   #1
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Disable libraries registry hack not working (entirely)

I am not any newbie when it comes to reg files. I use them, view them, edit them etc. a few I used in torrents for activation etc. I used the disable libraries reg file and it would work flawlessly on every Windows 7 machine I had. ...until I got one with 64-bit. I go here to obtain the file because the one on my external drive wasn't working. I assumed that there is something new that needed to be done because of some MS update. I search around for more information and found additional steps here about taking ownership of the registry key. but still that didn't work. I then searched this forum with no dice. I opened the reg file using the 'edit' context menu option just to see if I could figure out how to manually accomplish this task. still no dice. I am wondering if there is something else I need to do on a 64-bit based machine that isn't covered. or a better manual way of doing so. the registry hacks on the internet only disable them from the start menu, task bar, and some other open windows but windows like 'save file', 'open file', 'file upload' etc. in various applications including windows explorer itself still show the libraries. The 'include in library' is still present in all windows explorer folders. Now it's just harder to access libraries unless an app is trying to save or open a file. I want it removed completely. it seems only partially removed and only partially for several months. I could never figure out how to remove it completely. Please help direct me to a fix, thank you


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21 Jun 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sylveon,

Our tutorial below can help show you how to. Be sure to also do step 9 for 64-bit.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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21 Jun 2015   #3
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

I don't have a HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder in my registry. so the link doesn't work. searching the registry led me to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} anything else?
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21 Jun 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How about at the location in step 9?
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21 Jun 2015   #5
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

I changed the attributes as indicated in the tutorial, logged of and back on but libraries are still there. Anything else I should try?
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21 Jun 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you made the changes in both step 3 and 9, then see if restarting the PC may help. Sometimes logging off and on are not enough.

If not, then please go ahead and post screenshots of your registry showing those locations to see if anything may stand out as a cause.

In addition, also post screenshots showing where you Libraries at.
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28 Jun 2015   #7
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry for the late reply but I ended up just deleting the whole "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" key as the key in the 32 bit area was already missing and I wanted to test it out awhile and it seems to be working now
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28 Jun 2015   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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