1. NBrookus's Avatar
    I finally installed Windows 10. My first reaction is "meh" (which is a big step up from my reaction to Windows 8), and I'm working through the things that annoy me one by one.

    I have been trying to hide the default libraries that Windows 10 created that show up under "This PC."

    Videos I don't use at all, and I organize my pictures and music elsewhere. I completely deleted the Videos library, but it still shows up under "This PC." I can hide them under "Libraries" and even turn off "Libraries" entirely (which I will when done), but what's under "This PC" doesn't budge.

    Has anyone found a way to modify this?
    09-03-2015 08:35 PM
  2. Qtweeder's Avatar
    is it not in the same location as windows 8 still? ie, explorer options, general tab, [navigation pane]: Show Libraries (tickbox)?
    09-03-2015 10:05 PM
  3. NBrookus's Avatar
    That's the Libraries section, not the "This PC" section. Turning off all libraries works the same, but they appear in two places now.

    I'd upload a screenshot, but that's not working either; all I can do is select the file.

    Lovely, now I have a bunch of duplicate links to "Documents" that I can't seem to remove either.
    09-04-2015 08:44 AM
  4. Qtweeder's Avatar
    fair enough, does it remove them from This Pc, if you right click on any library, and select Don't show in navigation Pane?
    09-04-2015 08:46 AM
  5. igorhk's Avatar
    09-04-2015 09:17 AM
  6. NBrookus's Avatar
    fair enough, does it remove them from This Pc, if you right click on any library, and select Don't show in navigation Pane?
    Nope. It removes it from the Libraries section, but not "This PC"
    09-04-2015 11:42 AM
  7. NBrookus's Avatar
    I did this. It resets itself when there is a windows update and the entries come back.
    09-04-2015 11:43 AM
  8. igorhk's Avatar
    I didn't notice it so far but you are probably right. How about collapsing "this PC" and pin you HDD?
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    09-04-2015 11:38 PM
  9. marlman's Avatar
    Go to View then Navigation Pane and untick where it says show libraries.

    Easy!
    09-05-2015 05:39 AM
  10. NBrookus's Avatar
    I didn't notice it so far but you are probably right. How about collapsing "this PC" and pin you HDD?
    Good workaround. Unfortunately, I use a lot of removeable media. All of those drives no longer show up under the "This PC" view. Which is a good thing... except when you need to access those drives. I think I'll try it for a while and see which is the bigger annoyance. I appreciate the suggestion!

    Go to View then Navigation Pane and untick where it says show libraries.

    Easy!
    No, that's not what I'm talking about. That I can do. It's non-existent libraries -- and ones I don't want to see -- showing up under "This PC"

    Screenshot here:
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...nt=photo%2cJPG

    P.S. No, I don't have that many Documents folders -- This PC is duplicating the links from time to time. That's a bug I reported to MS.
    Last edited by NBrookus; 09-05-2015 at 12:58 PM. Reason: added info
    09-05-2015 12:57 PM
  11. igorhk's Avatar
    Actually I checked I did the registry tweak on both my Surface and my desktop. On my desktop it keeps coming back after updates but not on my Surface... This is strange
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    09-05-2015 08:48 PM
  12. HerronScott's Avatar
    No, that's not what I'm talking about. That I can do. It's non-existent libraries -- and ones I don't want to see -- showing up under "This PC"

    Screenshot here:
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...nt=photo%2cJPG
    At least on my PC, those aren't libraries but the folders in your user profile (which you should have?).

    Scott
    09-06-2015 09:54 AM
  13. NBrookus's Avatar
    At least on my PC, those aren't libraries but the folders in your user profile (which you should have?).

    Scott
    Mine definitely point to my libraries. My libraries are on a different drive, tho, and not in my user profile. Maybe that's the difference? Just for grins I deleted one from my user profile and it still shows up under "This PC" (pointing to the library).

    It sounds like it's just not doable. When people come up with a registry hack, that's usually a bad sign. igorhk's workaround seems to be the best way to minimize the annoyance.

    I do wish Microsoft wouldn't come up with these hamfisted "ways you must use your PC!" ideas without leaving a customization option.
    09-06-2015 10:42 AM
  14. HerronScott's Avatar
    Mine definitely point to my libraries. My libraries are on a different drive, tho, and not in my user profile. Maybe that's the difference? Just for grins I deleted one from my user profile and it still shows up under "This PC" (pointing to the library).
    If you right click on one of the folders what are the properties especially in regards to type and location. Also you can go to the Location tab and move the location of the folder. Sounds like you moved the folder locations to another drive to me along with your libraries.

    pictures_properties.jpgpictures_properties_location.jpg

    Also, when you select it do you see this showing it's a library?

    pictures_library.jpg

    Or this showing it's a folder?

    pictures_folder.jpg

    Scott
    09-07-2015 09:33 AM
  15. NBrookus's Avatar
    Sounds like you moved the folder locations to another drive to me along with your libraries.
    Yes, I did. The icons point to the correct library location, except "Videos," which doesn't exist.

    Also, when you select it do you see this showing it's a library?
    Yes, they are libraries, they are the correct libraries in the correct location. (Again, except videos.)

    Is there some method, other than the semi-working registry hack, by which other people are able to remove or customize the items that display under "This PC"?
    09-09-2015 04:54 AM

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