My apologies, this is just so frustrating...
I've used the "Windows 7 Navigation Pane Organizer" to remove them from the navigation pane in explorer.
My problem is in my user folder. I keep all my data & do all my business out of my D drive, so I created symlinks using the mklink command. Those all work perfectly. Totally looks like my folders are in my User Folder, but they are just linking to my D drive.
But, the libraries keep coming back inside my user folder. I've been having to put up with having a useless "My Music" library and a "Muzik" folder.
Not only that, but I can't even call my music folder "Music," because then when I create a symlink, if it is successful then it is automatically broken. Catch 22. When I go to the User Folder & check the location of the folder "Music," sometimes "My Music," it says it is located in C:\Users, when it should have made a symlink back to D:\Music. I'm normally not so funky that I actually want to call it "Muzik," but with it misspelled, Windows doesn't re-assimilate it back to a library.
Couple other notes:
Since my school is notorious for thumbdrive-travelling viruses (the Mac kids think it's funny; 1/2 the pc kids don't believe in anti-virus), I keep hidden folders shown all the time. Hiding the libraries wouldn't make a difference to me. They'd just be greyed out.
As I've stated in my previous inquiries about how to fiddle with the libraries, I have tried using them. Made a terrible mess of my user folder. Everything was everywhere it didn't belong & out of place & duplicated. My work folder got split into every single library, with pieces of different projects all over the place. (Making videos involves many documents, pictures, audio clips, and videos.) I ended up making it much worse in my efforts to clean it all up- which albeit lasted about 1/2 an hour before I wiped the partition & just reloaded everything from my external. I don't like them; they are confusing & a plain hindrance to someone who is independently organized.
I don't use Hotmail or any networking, so I don't need Contacts.
I don't use IE, so I don't need Favorites.
I don't save shortcuts offline, so I don't need Links.
I don't play games, so I don't need Saved Games.
On the blue moon I do a search, I rarely am looking for the same thing twice. Why even bother with a library for old search criteria anyway?