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

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

    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

    bypassing Libraries and set Windows Explorer to open and show the prefer folder by default.

  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: