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Windows 7: Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane


04 Nov 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

How to Add or Remove "Libraries" Folder from the Navigation Pane in Windows 7

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21 Sep 2010   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Pepito,

Ah I see. I thought that you wanted to change what it opened to in the navigation pane considering the subject of the tutorial that you posted this in.

Yeah, that would we the one to change what the pinned Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar opens to.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

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09 Oct 2010   #31
Fatezoom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanx man helpful
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09 Oct 2010   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Fatezoom. Thank you.
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08 Dec 2010   #33
keks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Removing the default libraries

First of all, thanks very much. I have already applied a few of your solutions from other tutorials in order to clean up the navigation pane (homegroup, user folder, etc.) and after quite some time spent searching the internet for solutions like these I am really grateful I found your forum, since it seems to be one of the rarer places with answers to more specific questions... ^^

Now I wonder if it is possible only to remove the default library icons (Music, Video, Pictures) permanently - I tried deleting those default libraries but they keep coming back - damn zombies

What is even stanger: on a different computer of mine I could simply delete them and they did not reappear...

I tried several "ideas" like not cleaning the recycle bin or removing the included locations first - but, of course, this was futile.

Maybe someone here has got an idea on how to get rid of the Pictures, Music and Video library
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08 Dec 2010   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Keks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help remove them for you.

How to Hide or Show a Library in the Windows 7 Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Dec 2010   #35
keks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you for the very quick reply.

Unfortunately, the option "Shown in navigation pane" in the properties page of all my libraries (not just the default ones as it seems) are "greyed out" (I hope that is correct in English), so that I am not able to "uncheck" this option...

It seems that I cannot use the 1st method from your mentioned tutorial because my context / right click menu does not contain the "Don't show in Navigation Pane" option. But I am quite sure that this option just uses the same mechanism - so it is only a different approach on the surface.
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08 Dec 2010   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Keks,

You might see if clicking on the Restore Defaults button and Apply below for each library may allow you to uncheck "Show in navigation pane" afterwards.

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08 Dec 2010   #37
keks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That did not work. Is it maybe possible to change the setting via the "attrib" command or something similiar?

By the way - I actually feel bad for bothering you with this minor problem...
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08 Dec 2010   #38
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's no problem Keks.

Go to the hidden Libraries folder location below to see if you may be able to delete the ones you do no want to see from here and not have them return.

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

If you wanted to remove all Libraries completely from the navigation pane, then did you try the tutorial on the first page here to do so?
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08 Dec 2010   #39
keks

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you wanted to remove all Libraries completely from the navigation pane, then did you try the tutorial on the first page here to do so?
You are not mistaken - I would like to remove the 3 default libraries but keep my own.


I already thought those damn standard libraries were gone forever but they just reappeared (without reboot). Microsoft must really want users to keep these libraries


I really appreciate your detailed explanations - this way the next person who finds this thread can also easily benefit from the (hopefully soon) achieved solution here...


EDIT: the content of my "desktop.ini" in "C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries"
Code:
[LocalizedFileNames]
Documents.library-ms=@@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-34575
Pictures.library-ms=@@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-34595
Videos.library-ms=@@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-34620
Music.library-ms=@@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-34584
Maybe this is somehow helpful.
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