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".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  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".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  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:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Clipboard Image (58).png 
Views:	7 
Size:	97.6 KB 
ID:	27998
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       03 Aug 2015 #6

    How about when you right click on the library in the main Libraries window instead?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    03 Aug 2015 #7

    Same as the first context menu.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  • Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  •    03 Aug 2015 #9

    Thanks for the help but I'm fine with having it now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  • Posts : 29,330
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       03 Aug 2015 #10

    Ok. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


    Related Threads
    How to Add or Remove Libraries in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10 Libraries gather added folders that are stored in different locations so you can browse them in one place. This tutorial will show you how to hide or show...
    I'm used to working with quite a few libraries in W8.1 and would like file explorer in W10 to directly go to the libraries view if possible rather than the 'quick access' screen. Can it be done ?
    Anyway to make start button list all my applications without having to to click all apps and remove the abc categories?
    Solved Libraries ? in General Support
    Have Libraries gone in the latest build ? I seem to remember that they were hidden in earlier ones, but now I can't seem to find them. I don't use them myself - just playing around trying out things and haven't come across them.
    Solved Shortcuts and Libraries in General Support
    Hello everybody ! 1) I'm wondering if in Windows 10, it's possible to put a shortcut everywhere you want on your desktop. With Windows seven i like to put my shortcuts on my desktop, putting them in the right place depending on the wallpaper...
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17.
    Find Us