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8.1 - Cannot Hide Custom Made Libraries in Navigation Pane

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    Windows 8.1

    8.1 - Cannot Hide Custom Made Libraries in Navigation Pane


    Since I upgraded to 8.1 (x64), I am unable to hide custom made libraries in the navigation pane. The default libraries can be hidden/shown. Does a custom library have a registry entry? I'm sure its visibility is controlled by a simple value.

    No, I don't have "show all folders" selected.

    Incidentally, this Libraries - Move above This PC in Windows 8.1 trick creates two lists of libraries in the navigation pane.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    After some searching, I've found that the library options are in the .library-ms files and the navigation pane ignores the value of the isLibraryPinned element for custom libraries and also ignores the value for a copy of a default library. I guess I'll have to live with it until it's fixed via an update if ever.
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8.1 - Cannot Hide Custom Made Libraries in Navigation Pane
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