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How can I remove Videos from Libraries in navigation pane

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ jan18:

    With administrative privileges and hidden folders showing, navigate to C:\Users\Default and delete the Videos folder.

    EDIT: Create a restore point, there may be some minor repercussions.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by jan18 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    If the above still fails. Maybe this will work:
    1. Delete the Videos Folder under C:\Users\YourUserName
    2. Download the attachement and double click to merge the registry
    3. Sign out and sign back in


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    Hi topgundcp, I have done that but as mentioned in my post #8 Video re-appears as soon as it is deleted and restores it back in the navigation pane also. This never happened in my previous Windows installation.

    Regards

    Jan
    Did you also delete the Videos folder under C:\Users\UserName
    FYI, I did try before I made the screenshot and it worked perfectly.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    @ jan18:

    With administrative privileges and hidden folders showing, navigate to C:\Users\Default and delete the Videos folder.

    EDIT: Create a restore point, there may be some minor repercussions.
    Hello Edwin, Thank you for your suggestion which I have tried but without success...Video will not be removed from the Libraries right hand pane.

    Jan
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  4. #24


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jan18 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    If the above still fails. Maybe this will work:
    1. Delete the Videos Folder under C:\Users\YourUserName
    2. Download the attachement and double click to merge the registry
    3. Sign out and sign back in


    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1

    Attachment 48906
    Hi topgundcp, I have done that but as mentioned in my post #8 Video re-appears as soon as it is deleted and restores it back in the navigation pane also. This never happened in my previous Windows installation.

    Regards

    Jan
    Did you also delete the Videos folder under C:\Users\UserName
    FYI, I did try before I made the screenshot and it worked perfectly.
    Hi topgun dcp, I had not deleted Video from C:\Users but I have now but it has made no difference...As soon as I delete Video from the Libraries right hand pane it immediately re-appears and shows up again in the navigation pane...it also does not remove Video from Folders.

    Jan
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  5. #25


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Dino (topgundcp),

    Unfortunately, that would only remove the "Videos" folder from the "This PC" window. This is just a shortcut of the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Videos" folder instead of the Videos library.


    Jan,

    As a test (if you like), create a new user account, sign in to it, and see if you are able to right click on the Videos library and delete it for good.
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  6. #26


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    Unfortunately, that would only remove the "Videos" folder from the "This PC" window. This is just a shortcut of the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Videos" folder instead of the Videos library.
    Shawn,
    The Videos folder under "C:\Users\(user-name)" and the Videos folder under Videos Library are the same folder.
    Right Click on videos folder->Properties, you'll will find that it is pointing to "C\Users\(User-name)

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  7. #27


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Jan is wanting to delete the actual Videos library though, and not just an included folder in it.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Aug 2014 at 16:05. Reason: typo
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  8. #28


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Did you also delete the Videos folder under C:\Users\UserName
    FYI, I did try before I made the screenshot and it worked perfectly.
    The Videos, Pictures, and Music folders won't stay deleted. Programs that try to access them can request they be created if they don't exist, and a variety of programs do this. I don't use Windows Libraries, nor do I use these folders, but I do like to remove them from my user folder. To accomplish this, I create a folder named "Clutter" in my user folder, and I move these unwanted folders into it. I also move Contacts, Favorites, Links, Saved Games, and Searches into Clutter. Then I hide Clutter. This is more efficient than hiding these folders individually, and there's a functional reason to do it this way. As I found out, the Links folder holds the File Explorer Favorites, and if you hide Links, File Explorer will no longer display Favorites. However, it's OK for Links to live inside a hidden folder, and hiding Clutter gets rid of the clutter without any side effects AFAICT.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Jan,

    As a test (if you like), create a new user account, sign in to it, and see if you are able to right click on the Videos library and delete it for good.
    I would rather not try creating another Microsoft user account as I had a lot of problems getting Microsoft to accept the one I have now...it really was a pain.
    I am beginning to think I may have some corruption in my system as I know what you and topgundcp have told me should have worked and it has worked for me in the past.
    I think I will have to learn to live with it until I do another install of Windows.

    I am truly grateful for all the effort you and topgundcp have put in trying to sort this out for me....Thank you.

    Jan
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  10. #30


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Hi topgundcp, Thank you for all the time and effort you have put in trying to help me with this problem...I am truly amazed and grateful.
    Please see post to Brink for further explanation.

    Best regards

    Jan
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