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Windows 7: Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

25 Jul 2014   #90
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dangmedcalf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, unfortunately some programs may still show them in their "save as" type dialogs.

Did you use step 9 (if you have 64-bit Windows), and restart the computer afterwards?


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28 Jul 2014   #91
dangmedcalf

 

Well I apologize, it did work for Windows 7. I was looking at this thread and the Windows 8 one as well and meant to post on that one. My W8 machine still shows the libraries when I go to save as, but that's because I didn't do step 8 of option 4. Thanks for the work you do.
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28 Jul 2014   #92
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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07 Aug 2014   #93
gnored

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I performed these procedures to remove libraries from everywhere. They worked perfectly. But later I discovered that Firefox could no longer download anything, even from email. Chrome still works, but I want Firefox, so undid all the changes. I just mention this to remind folks that there can be unintended consequences to doing this. Cheers!
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07 Aug 2014   #94
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gnored, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you sure that this is the tutorial that you used to remove your Libraries with? This tutorial should not affect anything other than Libraries to either show or hide in the navigation pane.

You mentioned using .reg files in your original post to remove Libraries, but this tutorial doesn't have any .reg files. It sounds like you used some other method from another site that deletes the registry entries for Libraries instead.



Either way, I think you may have had Firefox set to download to a library location by default. When you removed Libraries using whatever method you used, it sounds like it prevented Firefox from being able to save to that location.

If you like, change the default download location in Firefox to a location other than a library to see if that may help.

Firefox - Change Default Download Save To Location
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07 Aug 2014   #95
gnored

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, no, I didn't say anything about reg files. I simply edited some keys to make the libraries "disappear." And no, I had Firefox set to ask on download. I even tried setting a download location. But touch the dl button, and FF crashes. Hmmm. I did do this tutorial, but I did two others on the list (I think to prevent them from showing up in save to dialog boxes) at the same so possibly it was another of these. Sorry. I'd just hoped to add a word of cautionary advice. I just restored my machine to an earlier restore point and all was well. Trouble is, restore wouldn't work either, but doing it in safe mode got it done. Sigh. There are wheels within wheels within wheels ...
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07 Aug 2014   #96
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries Gnored. I was just trying to see what may have caused this to happen to you since it didn't for me. That's all.
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09 Sep 2014   #97
Gkaywood

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Shawn, Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I recently returned a refurbished Lenovo laptop to the store I bought it from almost a year ago after multiple physical problems with it. The customer service manager agreed that it was truly a Lemon and refunded my cost IN FULL, including the year's extended warranty I had purchased!

During the past year, I grew to hate Windows 8 with a passion. Just couldn't get used to an operating system that is obviously designed for customers who want to play 99% of the time and work 1%. I had done my homework and replaced the Lemon Lenovo with a new Toshiba S55, with Windows 7 Pro.

I'm certainly not the type of user who can make technical fixes with ease. I wanted to get rid of libraries and found your step-by-step how-to here. With patience and following your directions very carefully, I managed to edit the registry without blowing up the computer and got rid of those totally worthless libraries.

So THANK YOU for your wonderful help here. As far as I'm concerned, YOU DA MAN!
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09 Sep 2014   #98
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gkaywood, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm happy to hear that it was able to help.
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10 Sep 2014   #99
Gkaywood

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Libraries page Still Showing

Hmmmm...having a bit of a problem here. I thought I had done all the steps successfully in this process but I still got a screen that is titled Libraries when I clicked on the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar, even though there are no icons to libraries showing, since I deleted them all. So I did it again, rebooted, and got the same results.

I'm running Win 7 Pro.

What am I missing?
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