Libraries Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

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  1. Posts : 3
    Xp x64 - W7 x64 (build 7100)
       #20

    It works for me, thanks !

    Juste delete these two regedit entry in :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wind ows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\

    {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}
    {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Sep 2009 at 12:12. Reason: typo
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  2. Posts : 18
    win7
       #21

    ilovetoberandom said:
    w00t,

    I had the exact same problem as you and figured out - after several hours of fooling around - how to get rid of the icon. I upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7 and was unable to remove the "Libraries" desktop icon as well, even after following the tutorial provided here. I believe the answer lies in what type of start menu I had before upgrading. Instead of the contemporary start menu, I had the classic one. The tutorial and downloads provided here add a key to the new start menu - not the old - where I believe some of my settings still are.

    To get rid of the icon, you must edit the registry:


    1. Click "Start" and in the search bar type "regedit".
    2. Browse to the following folder: "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMe nu]"
    3. Once there, click "Edit" then "New" then "DWORD (32-bit) Value".
    4. A new value will be created and copy and paste this as it's name: "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    5. Double click on the value you just created and in the value data box, enter in "1".
    6. Close out of the Registry Editor.
    7. Right click on the desktop and click "Refresh" and the icon should disappear.

    PERFECT!! Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 71,572
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #22

    Downloads updated. :)
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 x64
       #23

    plop28 said:
    It works for me, thanks !

    Juste delete these two regedit entry in :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wind ows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\

    {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}
    {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
    This works but with an x64 Windows 7, those must also be removed here:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Wind ows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\

    If you don't remove them, they'll still show if you run a 32 bit software.

    Example with firefox, if you wanna save something on the desktop, the icon will still be there until you have deleted those regs from Wow6432Node
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Sep 2009 at 12:09. Reason: typo
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #24

    very interesting i was thinking about doing the same thing. also just joined so I'm not sure if this the subject for this.

    i have a question. i partition my HD (250GB) so my doc are separate, but would like to use the library icons and function to list them. within the library link my files appear doubled (twice) why? can i erase the stand system one with this method and just keep mine?
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  6. Posts : 71,572
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Hello El Bori, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    This tutorial will only remove the Libraries icon from the desktop.

    You might check to see what folders you have included in the library to see if your files are doubled since they are in more than one of the included folders. If you have a included folder listed more than once, then you can remove it.

    Could you post a screenshot of this to help clarify this and the location better? :)

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  7. Posts : 13
    Win7 Ult. 32; Win7 Home Prem 64, WinXP On Life Support
       #26

    yaY! Thanks so much for this! Worked like a charm.
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  8. Posts : 2
    windows 7
       #27

    I found this tweak elsewhere but it doesnt explain how to remove libraries AND keep documents in the start menu. I've looked at the registry strings and im not able to find the string that isolates libraries from documents.

    When I install this tweak, documents is removed from that start menu and going into properties shows that documents is set to show as link.

    anyone having this issue?
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  9. Posts : 71,572
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Hello Afuentes, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    I'm sorry, but this should not remove your "My Documents" user folder in the Start Menu. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the "My Documents" user folder is set with the default location.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Nov 2009 at 11:48. Reason: link
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  10. Posts : 13
    Win7 Ult. 32; Win7 Home Prem 64, WinXP On Life Support
       #29

    afuentes said:
    I found this tweak elsewhere but it doesnt explain how to remove libraries AND keep documents in the start menu. I've looked at the registry strings and im not able to find the string that isolates libraries from documents.

    When I install this tweak, documents is removed from that start menu and going into properties shows that documents is set to show as link.

    anyone having this issue?

    I didn't have this issue, but I do have a question for clarification. In the start menu there are two columns, left, which is white and right, which it whatever colour you chose. Are you saying it is in neither column?
    ( I'm only asking because I came across someone at another board that thought a link was missing because he/she didn't see it in the white column, but all along it was there, just in the other column which they ignored until it was pointed out to them.)

    If no, have to tried changing the documents selection to say, not show, or to show as a folder, save and check if it appears then, and then switch it back to the link? (just checking all bases )
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