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Windows 7: Remove Favorites / Libraries / Homegroup / My Folder

22 Sep 2009   #11
Markstar

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Well, the Favorites in Win7 also include data, so the functionality is a lot more extensive. However, we are only talking about a link in a program.


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26 Mar 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This should allow you to remove these from the navigation pane in both the Windows Explorer windows and the smaller "Save As" type windows.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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04 May 2010   #13
HaloFX

XP 64, Trying to make 7 64 work.
 
 

Thank you Brink!!!
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04 May 2010   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome HaloFX, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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13 Jul 2010   #15
Kelderic

Windows 7
 
 

I was browsing the 4 options you showed, but am having a few problems. One, is that Computer is my top, not Desktop, so the User thing, which I wanted to add under desktop, isn't even an option. Is there a way to change Computer to Desktop, as it was in Vista?

Also, when removing favorites, it won't let me change the registy value, it just says error, unable to change.

Thank you for any help!
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13 Jul 2010   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kelderic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will only be able to add items under Favorites in Windows Explorer. You cannot change them in Windows Explorer, but you can use your own in the smaller "Save as" or "Open" type windows.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

To be able to remove Favorites, or any of them, you will need to be logged in as an administrator. If you are, then double check to make sure that you have done each step exactly. Especially steps 4 and 5.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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13 Jul 2010   #17
Kelderic

Windows 7
 
 

Actually, in the few minutes since I originally posted, I have figured out both of my issues. Of the not letting me change registry values, it was because I messed up when adding the permission, I gave it to System instead of Admin. Of the other, it was because I didn't have Show All Folder check marked.

Thank you for the quick response though, and for the welcome! Very much appreciate it.
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13 Jul 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ak, ok. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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