Windows 10: How To Remove Blue Question Mark From File Explorer?


  1. Posts : 903
    Windows 10 Professional
       21 Jan 2017 #1

    How To Remove Blue Question Mark From File Explorer?


    Is there a way to remove this blue question mark button from File Explorer?

    I never press it, and usually whenever I need help with fixing stuff on the computer, that question mark is the least likely button that will help me out, lol. Thanks!

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  2.    21 Jan 2017 #2

    How do you remove it? Hack a dll.
    Idea (Win 7) here.
    How to Remove “Get Help” Button from Command Bar in Windows 7 Explorer? - AskVG

    I searched the internet for:
    remove Help in file explorer.

    Of course this would be reversed by
    sfc /scannow, an upgrade or perhaps an update, an in-place upgrade repair install.

    Or tell MS they should stop pretending to be helpful.
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  3. Posts : 122
    windows 10 pro X64 1607
       21 Jan 2017 #3

    pepanee said: View Post
    Is there a way to remove this blue question mark button from File Explorer?

    I never press it, and usually whenever I need help with fixing stuff on the computer, that question mark is the least likely button that will help me out, lol. Thanks!

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    You got lucky , I made a tutorial on my YT channel ( start at 08:21 min) if you wanna see it live

    Windows 10 custom : theme visuel et ruban conserve - gsw953 mod 🎂 - YouTube

    easy !

    get " customizerGod" there:

    CustomizerGod

    follow my screenshot and click change button at bottom for whatever icon or bmp, jpg of your own

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    Note: don't play around with any icon as customizerGod don't support all windows 10 locations ATM
    But trust me tested on windows 10 pro 14393.576

    bye !
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  4. Posts : 903
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       21 Jan 2017 #4

    dalchina: I went to the link and opened the file in Resource Hacker, yet the layout in there doesn't look like the picture. There are some other entries that show in plain text (not where that exact location is), but this one in binary ASCII layout. (Does yours show the same thing?)

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    mykou: That's a cool little program that I tried out and is pretty nice. I found a blank gif file from online to replace the image with, which actually made the blue question mark go away, yet there's an empty box there instead. So if I put the mouse there, it shows the tooltip for the help, and I can still press the button. It's a great app that I'll hold on to, but do you know of another app to make that empty box disappear too?
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  5.    22 Jan 2017 #5

    Unfortunately as I mentioned that idea relates to Win 7... looks like it's changed in Win 10.
    MS appears to have a definite policy of not being 'helpful' compared to the embedded help in Win 7.
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  6. Posts : 903
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       22 Jan 2017 #6

    Yea that's too bad. At least I changed the image of the button (using mykou's formula) to just a plain blank space, yet the button is still there if I hover the mouse there. But this is okay for now I guess.
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