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Windows 7: Libraries Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

03 Aug 2012   #40
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Merge?

Hi Brink. I accidentally deleted the Libraries icon from the Task Bar and I need it back. I'm right there with you on your instructions until I get to the part where I'm supposed to find a command called Merge. All I see are the standard choices I get when I right click on a file. Where or what is Merge?

Thanks,

Andacar


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03 Aug 2012   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Andacar,

If you don't see Merge when you right click on the downloaded .reg file, then open Default Programs to set the reg file extension to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Aug 2012   #42
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sigh... It's always a can of worms isn't it?

OK I appear to be having some security issues here. When I try to reset the program to open with I can find regedit easily enough. But the program ghosts out the checkmark for Always Use This.
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03 Aug 2012   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is the box checked? If so, then that's fine.

If not, then right click on the .reg file, click on Open with, and Choose default program, then try here instead.
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03 Aug 2012   #44
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

OK, it worked, and thanks. Just one more minor snag: this doesn't seem to want to be pinned to the taskbar.
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03 Aug 2012   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope, a desktop icon like this doesn't have the option to pin to taskbar by default.

If you like, you could create a "Libraries" shortcut using wither target location below, and be able to pin it to the taskbar.

%windir%\explorer.exe

OR

%windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
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21 Aug 2014   #46
thunder77

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Did Not Work

I downloaded "remove libraries desktop icon from taskbar" restarted pc. The library folder is in the right side of the taskbar line and I need to remove it.

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Can this be removed, it has not always been there?


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21 Aug 2014   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunder77 View Post
I downloaded "remove libraries desktop icon from taskbar" restarted pc. The library folder is in the right side of the taskbar line and I need to remove it.
Hello Thunder, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot showing the icon to better help.

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If you mean that the library icon is on your taskbar, then this tutorial will not help with that. This tutorial is only for an icon on your actual desktop instead.

Is the library folder a toolbar on your taskbar? If so, then you should be able to use the method in the tutorial below to remove it.

Taskbar Toolbars

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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