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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Toolbar Buttons - Customize

21 Oct 2011   #20
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Greetings, is it possible to simply "remove" this "Command Bar"? I like a minimalistic UI and I never use this command bar.


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21 Oct 2011   #21
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Greetings, is it possible to simply "remove" this "Command Bar"? I like a minimalistic UI and I never use this command bar.
Try this Window Explorer Toolbar - Remove
Jerry
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22 Oct 2011   #22
debugged

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Greetings, is it possible to simply "remove" this "Command Bar"? I like a minimalistic UI and I never use this command bar.
Here's my very simplified hack to remove the "command bar", aka "explorer toolbar", aka "folder band": You need Resource Hacker

First backup, then take ownership and full control of shell32.dll.

Open shell32.dll with Resource Hacker

Go to UIFILE 12 and delete this line (Line 6):

<FolderBandModule ModuleID="FolderBandModule"/>

Click the Compile button.

File > Save
(Note: When you save an edited shell32.dll file, Windows creates a copy of the current file and names it shell32_original.dll. Later, after rebooting, if you want to do more editing, first delete this shell32_original.dll file, or Windows will not allow you to use "File > Save" to keep your new edits.)

Exit ResHacker

Reboot.
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22 Oct 2011   #23
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Greetings, is it possible to simply "remove" this "Command Bar"? I like a minimalistic UI and I never use this command bar.
Try this Window Explorer Toolbar - Remove
Jerry
That did it, thank you.
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22 Oct 2011   #24
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Greetings, is it possible to simply "remove" this "Command Bar"? I like a minimalistic UI and I never use this command bar.
Try this Window Explorer Toolbar - Remove
Jerry
That did it, thank you.
You're Welcome
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31 Oct 2011   #25
tuck22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, how i can restore default registry settings from this tutorial?I didn't create backup.
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31 Oct 2011   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tuck,

I'm assuming you mean from OPTION TWO. If you like, let me know which button(s) you deleted using OPTION TWO, and I could post a REG file with their default registry settings.

You could use the tutorial to add the Windows Explorer buttons that you removed to restore them.

If you do not remember, then you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made the changes to restore them and the registry.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Oct 2011   #27
tuck22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for reply, confirm, that mentioned second option. Modifying explorer toolbar third time, and stuck with two buttons, email and slide show, that are still appearing even with all buttons removed, from all CLSID's. Try to solve it by myself if you share the registry file.

Sorry, don't have much time.
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31 Oct 2011   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If I provide a REG file to restore the default entries, it will restore all the buttons. Is that what you were wanting?

Did you try OPTION ONE to see if it may be able to remove those two?
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01 Nov 2011   #29
tuck22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This will be great.

I was trying to use tool from first option, but somehow, its not changed any of buttons, also tried similar tool called Explorer Toolbar Editor, and again no luck. I guess, it might be caused by my windows services configuration. I will check that soon.
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