Windows 10: How to remove one or more default libraries Solved

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    How to remove one or more default libraries


    Is it possible to remove a default library? For example I don't want the Videos library at all, I'd like to remove it from the system. Deleting the related folder does not make it's icon disappear from the navigation panel.

    EDIT: I mean it can be removed from the Libraries group but it stays listed under "This PC".
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  2. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Zoltan,

    When you delete a library, it should also remove it from the navigation pane.

    You might see if using the tutorial below for Don't show in the navigation pane may help.

    Library - Hide or Show in Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Aug 2015 at 12:47.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3

    I did delete the library but it's icon under "This PC" remained. Clicking on that displayed a "device is disconnected or unavailable" sort of error message.
    I don't see that "Don't show in the navigation pane" option anywhere, only stuff like "pin to start" or "pin to Quick Access".
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  4. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       02 Aug 2015 #4

    In that case, restore the default libraries, then see if you are able to "Don't show in the navigation pane", and delete the library again.
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5

    I can't find that option, no matter if the library is functioning or not. The context menus look quite different than in win 7:

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  6. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2015 #6

    How about when you right click on the library in the main Libraries window instead?
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  7.    03 Aug 2015 #7

    Same as the first context menu.
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  8. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2015 #8

    As a test, download and merge the .reg file for the listed library-ms option in the tutorial below, restart the PC, and see if the context menu item is there afterwards.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    03 Aug 2015 #9

    Thanks for the help but I'm fine with having it now.
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  10. Posts : 20,783
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       03 Aug 2015 #10

    Ok.
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