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Windows 7: How do I get rid of a Libraries folder on my desktop

06 Sep 2009   #1
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 
How do I get rid of a Libraries folder on my desktop

I don't know what I did or how, but there is now a Libraries folder on my desktop that I would like to get rid of. It can't be dragged to the Recycle Bin nor can it be deleted by any method I've found.

If I open Windows Explorer and navigate to

C:\Users\Default\Desktop
C:\Users\Public\Desktop
C:\Users\myaccountname\Desktop


There is no Libraries folder shown. So, how do I get rid of it? I've also tried moving it to another folder and that doesn't work either.


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06 Sep 2009   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Try this,
Right click on the desk top.
Click personalize.
Change desktop icons.
See if its listen under there.

Libraries has documents, music, pictures, and videos shortcuts under is.
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06 Sep 2009   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No, it's not listed there.

Once again, I don't know what I just did but it now gone. I was looking around in Folder Options but I don't think I changed anything. I also was looking around in Start / Properties but I don't think I changed anything there either, yet it's now gone.

I'll keep an eye on it and if it comes back I'll try to figure out what I'm doing to cause it.
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06 Sep 2009   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of the libraries folder on your desktop?
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07 Sep 2009   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If I can reproduce it I'll definitely post a screen shot. Right now it's gone though I have no idea why.
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07 Sep 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just in case you run into this problem again, you simply Take Ownership of the offending folder/file, then have your way with it...

Mr. Grim has provided a tutorial --==> Here
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07 Sep 2009   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Thank you for that! I didn't know there was a takeown.exe, must be new for Vista/Win 7.

I like having the add and remove .reg files.

Now to see if I can reproduce the problem.

Question: Anyone written a GUI front end for takeown? Seems like it would be nice to have.
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07 Sep 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Simply download the reg file, import it and it will appear whenever you right click on a program/file/folder or even an entire drive...
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08 Sep 2009   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, I know, already did that. Thus my comment about having the add and remove .reg files so I can undo it if I ever want to.
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