1.    24 Jan 2016 #1
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    What is this Windows Explorer item, and is it possible to hide it?


    After much customizing, I have almost got Windows Explorer to what I am used to using. Anyway, does anyone know what the arrows are pointing to in this picture are called, and how I would go about hiding them? Also, is it possible to hide the Libraries? Using the Navigation Pane properties to check or uncheck Libraries has no effect.

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  2.    24 Jan 2016 #2
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    I managed to work it out, it's called the Status Bar, for anyone else interested, and found that I could disable it in the View Folders options.

    I'd still like to be able to hide the Libraries folder above Network and below the D: drive if anyone knows how to do that.
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  3.    24 Jan 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aradiel View Post
    I'd still like to be able to hide the Libraries folder above Network and below the D: drive if anyone knows how to do that.
    In file explorer click "View" tab > "Navigation Pane" > Un-tick "Show libraries" works for me.

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  4.    24 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    In file explorer click "View" tab > "Navigation Pane" > Un-tick "Show libraries" works for me.

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    That doesn't seem to change anything at all. Possibly because I have view all folders enabled. I do want to keep the Control Panel, I like using the link from there. I just never use Libraries, so it's wasting screen real estate. I did a side by side screen cap here:

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  5.    24 Jan 2016 #5
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    I see what you mean - I never had "Show all folders" set..

    You could try the option 4 here (the registry one). I've not tried it but perhaps it would work..

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  6.    24 Jan 2016 #6
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    Excellent, it worked. In this thread: Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer which I did see, but was reluctant to use because it's from Windows 8, you change the registry and it hides Libraries completely.

    The one you linked only changes it to the default. For anyone else interested, you need to claim ownership of the registry entry and then it's all described under:
    OPTION FOUR
    Add or Remove "Libraries" from All Users Navigation Pane in Registry
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