How can I disable the ‘Libraries’ function in Windows 7?

DoItMyself January 1, 2011
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I despise the “Libraries” that Windows 7 automatically uses. I prefer to do all organizing myself. Can I remove or disable “Libraries” function from Windows 7 Home Premium?

  1. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Hi
    Libraries are useful when you put the data on a different partition instead of having them stored in C:
    C:UsersyourusernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsLibraries

    You can also delete the folders in the library. Then it will not collect files for the folders. You can then create the folders or a new folder at a later date if needed without changing the registry.

    Win7 Library Tool
    http://zornsoftware.talsit.info/free-downloads?did=2

    bypassing Libraries and set Windows Explorer to open and show the prefer folder by default.
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/02/07/trick-to-open-computer-or-documents-as-default-instead-of-libraries-folder-with-windows-explorer-on-windows-7/

  2. Mike
    January 2, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Just for your information:
    Libraries are no real folders which organize your files.
    Libraries are consolidated views of specified folders containing your data (by right-click > Properties on one of them you will see what I mean).

    Following article provides a Registry Script to disable/remove the Libraries:
    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-libraries-feature-in-windows-7/