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

25 Aug 2011   #60
MrLove

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Many thanks for this - finally I can say goodbye to the extremely annoying Libraries and Homegroup!

Still can't believe they made Windows 7 almost un-customizable without the use of reg-edit or third-party software...


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25 Aug 2011   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome MrLove, and welcome to seven Forums.

They would, but everytime they try they get threatened to be sued for engaging in "anticompetitive activity" claiming that this will put the 3rd party software companies out of business.
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05 Sep 2011   #62
MrLove

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you. What, is that really so? Still, it wouldn't explain the removal of many great features of the XP Explorer, would it?
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05 Sep 2011   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh, yes. It was responsible for "Search" being removed from the Start Menu dark right pane as a button, and from context menus.

Explorer was most likely just them trying to have a new easier to use design.
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15 Oct 2011   #64
LEITZ5008

win 7 x64
 
 

thank your very much for your effort, especially for your comments here:
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
well, it maked me aware since i used a .reg file from here:
How To Disable and Remove Libraries from Windows 7 Explorer My Digital Life
and now i can't roll back those settings by the .reg file they also provide because it seems to be for 32bit windows only (mine is x64). also comments by Lars and Mr. Marcus (commentators there, who mentioned my problem) couldn't really help me as i'm not familiar with .reg files edition stuff BUT i'm very aware now to keep my OS 100% clean. may i ask you to help me to roll back my original reg settings (i mean those settings i have had before i ran the remove-libraries.reg file)?
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15 Oct 2011   #65
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LEITZ5008 View Post
thank your very much for your effort, especially for your comments here:
Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
well, it maked me aware since i used a .reg file from here:
How To Disable and Remove Libraries from Windows 7 Explorer My Digital Life
and now i can't roll back those settings by the .reg file they also provide because it seems to be for 32bit windows only (mine is x64). also comments by Lars and Mr. Marcus (commentators there, who mentioned my problem) couldn't really help me as i'm not familiar with .reg files edition stuff BUT i'm very aware now to keep my OS 100% clean. may i ask you to help me to roll back my original reg settings (i mean those settings i have had before i ran the remove-libraries.reg file)?
Hello Leitz,

I agree, that is such a horrible way to remove the libraries. The REG file a created below will undo the method used at that link, and hopefully restore the libraries after merging the REG file and restarting the computer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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File Type: reg restore-libraries.reg (11.4 KB, 254 views)
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15 Oct 2011   #66
LEITZ5008

win 7 x64
 
 

thank your very much, Shawn!
i got only one question left: is it ok to use it right now? because i followed the steps of this tutorial (this thread) before i asked for help. i didn't restart or log off yet. should i redo those reg edits before i run the .reg file you just attached? i could just do it (just redo tutorial edits first), but i'm curious about the effects it may have. your file must change completely other keys, right? but for not, there will be potentially harmful incompatibility, right? please tell me, for full clearance.

UPDATE: well, i just redid edits i made by this tutorial, then run the Restore_Libraries.reg and got the same message as before
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15 Oct 2011   #67
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Leitz.

After merging the restore REG and restarting to restore libraries, you may need to redo the tutorial again to have it applied.
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15 Oct 2011   #68
LEITZ5008

win 7 x64
 
 

my UPDATE almost came up in the same second as your reply
did you see it before you replied?

EDIT: Brink, Shawn, is anybody there? have you noticed the error message?

EDIT2: did log off and back on. libraries are there now but why came the error and what does it mean? is my registry still partially broken?
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15 Oct 2011   #69
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Leitz,

That fine. This just means that some of the entries in the REG file were not changed in your registry since you didn't modify and change the permissions for them. There would be no need to have those entries added then, but they were just added to be safe.
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