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

28 Jan 2011   #50
Carlt123

ultimate x64
 
 
removing libraries, totally.

Hello,

I found a few sites showing how to remove libraries from the navigation pane. But your tutorial was the only one I came across that showed how to remove libraries from the 'save as' windows. So thanks for that.

However, libraries still persist - when I enter explorer through a jumplist shortcut. Is there a way of removing them for there, also?

Carl


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28 Jan 2011   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Carl,

What was the jumplist shortcut of?

Was it a Windows Explorer shortcut or a shortcut that opens in Windows Explorer?

Once I know what you are clicking on exactly, I'll be happy to see what I can do to track it down for this as well.
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28 Jan 2011   #52
Carlt123

ultimate x64
 
 

I have explorer pinned to my taskbar, and the shortcuts in question are to folders. Hope that helps.

Carl
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28 Jan 2011   #53
Carlt123

ultimate x64
 
 

I've realised what the problem was. I hadn't used your method of disabling libraries, I'd used a reg script from here. Included in the download is a script simply to hide the libraries icon, which is what I'd opted for. The reason this option is offered is because the authors solution for completely disabling libraries causes start up menu links, My Documents, My Music etc, to disappear. So before I employed your method, I thought I'd run the script which the author provides to restore the original settings. Unfortunately, the script broke the search function in the start menu, ass well as causing the lesser issue of rendering my favourites in the navigation pane, inaccessible. So, I checked the scripts, copied the relevant registry keys from a restored image of my OS, which I created a few weeks ago, imported the keys into the damaged registry, which rectified the situation. Then I used the simple method of altering that one single value, as advocated by yourself, to disable libraries.

So, please forgive me for having wasted your time.

The only thing bugging me now is why, when I open the download folder, is the navigation panel scrolled down part way, whereas in every other folder the panel is scrolled neatly to the top?

Carl
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28 Jan 2011   #54
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Carl,

Do you mean that Libraries still displays in the Navigation Pane when you open a folder from within a jump list in the default Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar like below? On mine it's gone. Did you restart the computer after doing the tutorial to fully apply?

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-jump_list_folder.jpgLibraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane-opened_folder.jpg

If not, then you could you post a screenshot to help?


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02 Feb 2011   #55
Carlt123

ultimate x64
 
 

Brink,

No, it works fine now. As I say, I realised belatedly that I was using a different reg hack than the one provided by you. Having employed your method, libraries is now firmly subdued in all windows, I'm happy to say.

Carl
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02 Feb 2011   #56
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Carl. I'm happy to hear that you got it subdued now.
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02 Feb 2011   #57
Carlt123

ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Brink.
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03 Apr 2011   #58
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks mate, Libraries are the bane of my existence and this is great.
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03 Apr 2011   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Ted.
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