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Windows 7: real folders in start menu instead of libraries

11 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
real folders in start menu instead of libraries

This should disable libraries in the startmenu.

I got annoyed by the library function in windows7. I mean, it's handy and all, but I prefered the startmenu buttons to navigate to the real folder, in stead of the library of the folder. I wanted to view the folder as a child of its parent folder, not as a child of 'libraries'. So i made this registry tweaks to change the startmenubuttons behavior. When you you applied this and you click like 'documents' it will open the documents folder in stead of the documents library.

I did not know for sure if this tweak already existed, and I only tested it on widows7 starter...

P.S. after applying the registryfiles, you will need to log of and on (or restart explorer), to make it work.

V2 ready, I solved the double folder bug, if you have applied my first version regfiles, you must first use the fixes included and then apply the new tweak. If you dit not use my preferious version, you can use the new tweak right away...

So, if some people would like to test it for me...

UPDATE: (See tutorial for this) :)
How to Make Windows 7 Start Menu User Folder Buttons Open to Users Instead of Libraries Location

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello foe,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You don't have enough posts/time for the PM function to be activated yet. Have downloaded the zip.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

Thanks, you know I've already spotted a problem, in my userprofile directory, there now are 2 folders pictures, 2 folders music, 2 folders documents... lets see if i can fix that :S

Ill run some more tests and see if i can fix it today or tomorrow...

Sorry for my english btw, I am dutch.

I now understand the problem...
Could take a few days to fix...

Anyway, if you do not mind the extra folders, it works...


My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 May 2010   #4

Windows 98 SE

Dude.. This works perfect!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

BRILLIANT! Omg you are genius

Could you make one more for the video's folder?

Thanks alot!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2011   #6


That IS excellent! Thank you foe!
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