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Windows 7: Disabling Library Access from Start menu

23 Aug 2009   #11
SevenUser09

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
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23 Aug 2009   #12
Antman

 

Cool on the 7600. Certain features in Win 7 change from build to build.

Libraries functions are not controlled in the registry. They are XML driven. I do not recommend playing with the XML file(s).

Will this compromise create the result you seek -

Open the offending Library
Select the folder you do NOT want
Right click
Remove this location from Library
cull the library down to a single folder.
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23 Aug 2009   #13
Antman

 

For advanced reading, you might check out this series. I am linking you somewhere in the middle. My baby girl is trying to help and I can't focus.

Libraries Under the Hood - Windows 7 for Developers - The Windows Blog
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23 Aug 2009   #14
SevenUser09

 

I do not mind keeping the libraries I just do not want them accessed from my start menu. So to do that all you need to do is change the link. But I cannot figure out how. I have a feeling this is all that nees done because adding Downloads will take you right to the user folder and bypass any libraries.
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24 Aug 2009   #15
SevenUser09

 

Has anyone found the registry location for the links yet?
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24 Aug 2009   #16
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I apologize but I fail to see the difference between the Documents folder and the Documents library...by default Windows 7 has Public Documents and My Documents the only folders in the Documents library. As such that would be the difference I guess if a difference that could be considered.
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24 Aug 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Exactly why do you want this behavior?
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24 Aug 2009   #18
SevenUser09

 

Because I feel that if I wanted all of my related stuff in one place I would have put it that way. I have my own organization methods and do not want to be forced to use this horrible way or managing files. I just want to be able to directly access my folders anot jump thrugh others, even if they lead there.
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24 Aug 2009   #19
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenUser09 View Post
Because I feel that if I wanted all of my related stuff in one place I would have put it that way. I have my own organization methods and do not want to be forced to use this horrible way or managing files. I just want to be able to directly access my folders anot jump thrugh others, even if they lead there.
They best way I know to resolve this is to right click on Documents in the start menu and erase all folders BUT My Documents...That is essentially the My Documents of Vista except it will still be under the Documents Library banner


BTW How is this organization method horrible...unless you are hiding something that the Documents library keeps pulling up
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24 Aug 2009   #20
SevenUser09

 

It is horrible due to being forced. I know it only uses my documents if that is the only folder added but I still dislike the whole idea. I want to access my folder directly not through another. It seems very redundant to me. I found out how to remove Libraries and Homegroup (another thing I don't use) from Windows Explorer but it still doesn't change the behavior, and will still appear if I enter those folders.
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