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Windows 7: Windows 7 Public Folders

29 Jun 2013   #1

Win 10 Pro 64
Windows 7 Public Folders

I am a single user on my Win 7 64 Bit Pro machine. Can I go into Windows explorer and remove all Public Folders without causing a problem?

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29 Jun 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I think the Public folder is a system folder and is not deletable. You may be able to delete it but when you shut down and re boot I think Windows 7 will re create the public Folder.
I would just ignore it!
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29 Jun 2013   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Gary,

The Public folders are system folders, so I would leave them be. They do not take up any space if you leave them empty anyways.
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29 Jun 2013   #4

Win 10 Pro 64

I guess you can't. I tried to just hide it and all of my pictures were removed. So I put it back to normal.
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