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Windows 7: How to KILL Libraries

09 Mar 2010   #1

How to KILL Libraries

I hate the Libraries feature. Coming from WinXP I'm used to a straight forward folder structure where what you see is what you get. All my files are organized where I want them and I don't need any help in that department.

Whenever I save files in whatever program I'm using the there are all these mystery folders that are either empty or not accessible. I'm constantly having to scroll to find MyComputer so I can dig my way down to the REAL folder I'm looking for.

I try to delete these useless library folders but the seem to reappear. I now use Directory Opus as a replacement to explorer but the folder tree still shows these library files and so does every program's Open and Save dialogs.

I tried the registry hack offered up here:
How To Disable and Remove Libraries from Windows 7 Explorer My Digital Life
But I'm still seeing a lot of folders that look like shortcuts yet I cannot access them without going through a permissions hassle. Even then, they don't appear to be real folders, just more of those pointers to new Win7 system files. I guess I can't delete them but I'd like them to disappear from view.

How can I disable Libraries completely? I must KILL this feature before I kill myself.

Thanks you please for any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

Try reading this thread....I hate the "Libraries" bring back "My Computer".
You'll see that you're not the only one that feels that way, and hopefully you can find a solution there.:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

These may help you with this.
Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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