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Windows 7: Can't Hide Certain Folders in User Account Directory

04 May 2011   #11
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Well, what it did effectively is un-share it using the Basic Sharing option. Can you check under Properties > Sharing tab and see if it's a shared folder? Try to un-share it. That should do the trick.


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04 May 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrozenInferno View Post


Pretty much any of those folders.
It appears that it doesn't hide them the user folder location when you click open the "Personal folder" button in the Start Menu when you hide a user folder at the C:\Users\(user-name) folder for some reason.

It looks like you may need to use the Customize Start Menu settings to remove the whole "personal folder", and just add the individual user folders you still want displayed instead for now.
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05 May 2011   #13
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hjonesMCT View Post
Well, what it did effectively is un-share it using the Basic Sharing option. Can you check under Properties > Sharing tab and see if it's a shared folder? Try to un-share it. That should do the trick.
Nope, not a shared folder. Just to be clear, you're able to hide folders like Contacts, My Pictures, My Videos, etc. from your user directory even when accessed from the start menu/desktop?

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrozenInferno View Post


Pretty much any of those folders.
It appears that it doesn't hide them the user folder location when you click open the "Personal folder" button in the Start Menu when you hide a user folder at the C:\Users\(user-name) folder for some reason.

It looks like you may need to use the Customize Start Menu settings to remove the whole "personal folder", and just add the individual user folders you still want displayed instead for now.
I don't understand, why would I want to remove the personal folder?
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05 May 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrozenInferno View Post
I don't understand, why would I want to remove the personal folder?
Well, I figured that if you didn't want to see them there, you could remove it and just add the individual user folder buttons (Music, My Documents, etc....) that you want in the Customize Start Menu settings.
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05 May 2011   #15
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Oh, I see. I mainly use the start menu anyway to get to most of my folders, so it's not that annoying, I'm just really curious as to why they can't be hidden.
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05 May 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not certain why either, but it may have something to do with it being a symbolic link. Just a guess though.
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05 May 2011   #17
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Nvm, all I had to do was reload explorer (or log in and out) after setting the attributes.
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05 May 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, that is great news indeed. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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