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Windows 7: Windows Explorer - Add or Remove Delete Button

28 Jun 2010   #30

windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks for the welcome guys.

I don't know if this has been discussed anywhere else but I did notice something about how users may be confused as to whether it has worked or not. I didn't think it had worked myself until I discovered this. I hope I can explain and have it make sense

Ok. The delete button will not be visible when a file/folder is selected from within "library view". You have to actually be "in the folder itself".

For example: (See information box at top of tutorial)

I open Explorer and select Libraries in the folder tree. I then click on the Documents library or double-click the Documents library icon in the main window. I am now in "library view". If I click on a file or folder there is no delete button.

Now I expand the Documents library in the folder tree. I then click on My Documents. Now I am actually "in the folder itself". If I click on a file or folder there is the delete button.

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28 Jun 2010   #31

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Win 10 Pro x64

That's how mine works too kiwichick, good explanation.
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28 Jun 2010   #32
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

When first going to highlight any folder or file when browsing any drive the delete will appear immediately for use since you have pointed WE to one or more file(s) or folder(s). You wouldn't to see the things you need removed when simply going to click on your user account or clicking on any drive now would you?

That prevents any accidental deletions of things you want to keep until directly pointing out items to be removed by first seeing them highlighed and then clicking on the delete button to send them on their way.
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14 Jan 2012   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I too had been searching for a method/hack to add a "delete" button and similar Windows XP styled icons to Windows 7 x64 Windows Explorer toolbar with no success (save for the aforementioned registry hack). A couple of weeks ago, a friend told me about a wonderful little FREE utility called, "Classic Shell". Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but as everyone knows were inexplicably removed from Vista and Windows 7. It has a classic start menu for Windows 7, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features. The latest version is 3.3.0. Simply run a Quick Google search to download a copy. It works absolutely perfectly and you will not be disappointed!
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19 Feb 2012   #34

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Thanks for the Tip !!!

Thanks for the Tip!!!

And how the heck did you ever discover the instructions???

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19 Feb 2012   #35

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome LaZeR30, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It was a matter of finding the correct registry location and GUID numbers for the Delete button. It was fun finding them.
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19 Feb 2013   #36
Majestic One

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

FAAAHHHKIN fail man...
i KNOW i am having issues w/
when i clicked full controlll in became greyed but checked, then the same w/ read, but special permissions is NOT checked. i am REALLY at a loss.
shit - someone help me out here LOL

btw, Shaun you're a techie geeks god man. BRINK RULES!!! lol


but THEN i found this beauty LOL:
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19 Feb 2013   #37

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Majestic One,

Yep, using the free program in Option One or Option Two in the tutorial below is also good for this. :)

Windows Explorer Toolbar Buttons - Customize
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19 Feb 2013   #38
Majestic One

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

oh hey yeah, i like the looks of the Explorer Toolbar Editor.
just got it, i will be playing with that baby next.
Thanks BRINK.
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19 Feb 2013   #39

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)
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