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Windows 7: Remove Address Bar From Folders

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Remove Address Bar From Folders

In Win 7 folders, just above the menu bar is the address bar which contains left and right buttons and an address bar. Is there some way to hide or remove this entire bar?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No one has any idea how to do this?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If you use Classic Shell, you can choose many folder, start menu and toolbar options. See if that option is under Classic Explorer Settings. The program is free. Don't worry about the end of development; Win 7 is 10 years old.

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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

I've used this script a member of the Classic Shell Forum had written some time back. I read your post and remembered the script. So I just did a little video of me running the script on my system to show you what it does. Also all you have to do is restart the system and the address bar will return

Here's the link to download the script. AHK Script to remove Address bar

Here's the link to the YouTube Video I just made.


Just to show you that it dose come back at restart.


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3 Weeks Ago   #5
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I love that you have named a drive "More Stuff." And it's a very nice video. So you're not recommending this script if the bar comes back.

Danette--I haven't explored every setting of ClassicExplorer for myself, but give it a try. You'll probably like some other settings too. I've made my Start Menu look like Win98.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Yes I do recommend it, it works! All you do is put the script in the startup and have it initiate on login every time you start your system and Voila! No address bar. And ya! More Stuff... I didn't know what ells to call it.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
I've used the this script that a member of the Classic Shell Forum had written some time back. I read your post and remembered the script. So I just did a little video of me running the script on my system to show you what it does. Also all you have to do is restart the system and the address bar will return

Just to show you that it dose come back at restart.
YES! Thank you!

That works. I just put it in my Startup folder, right next to Classic Shell and no more address bar. Too bad that feature isn't incorporated into Classic Shell. it is certainly a prominent feature of the classic folder.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

You are most welcome Danette. Just as a side note, you don't have to put Classic Shell in the startup, it'll run on startup on it's own.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
MourningStar

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

Amazing how wide open Windows is to user mod. Me? With my modus operandi I cannot live without that address bar and l/r arrows. Unfortunately, with this flexibility comes the often reported destruction of a system in the hands of the incompetent, careless or risk taker.

I wonder if a MAC (apple) product provides this level of customization and/or susceptibility to careless user destruction. I ask this due to a possible transition to it after W7 support is terminated.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Amazing how wide open Windows is to user mod. Me? With my modus operandi I cannot live without that address bar and l/r arrows. Unfortunately, with this flexibility comes the often reported destruction of a system in the hands of the incompetent, careless or risk taker.

I wonder if a MAC (apple) product provides this level of customization and/or susceptibility to careless user destruction. I ask this due to a possible transition to it after W7 support is terminated.
Yes there are some folks that act without thinking. They get there hands on things like Resource Hacker and blow there systems up. Speaking of such, I have used it a lot in the past and as of late I have renewed my interest in it. If your interested in really and "Seriously" modifying Windows this is the toy for you. Google or if you prefer DuckDuckGo for tutorials. I won't post a link so it's up to you to find it if you interested.
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