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Libraries Desktop Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 8


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Libraries Desktop Icon - Add or Remove in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Libraries desktop icon for only your user account in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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How to Add or Remove Libraries Desktop Icon in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Libraries desktop icon for only your user account in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
How to Add or Remove Libraries Desktop Icon in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Libraries are collections where you can get to all your documents, music, pictures, and other files in one single place. In some ways, a library works like a folder: you can use it to browse and sort files. But unlike a folder, a library gathers files that are stored in several locations. This is a subtle, but important, difference. Libraries don't actually store your items. They pull from included folders that contain your items, and let you access and arrange the items in different ways. For example, if you have music files in folders on your PC, a shared folder on your network or homegroup, and/or on an external drive, you can include these folders in your Music library so that you can access all of your music files from your Music library.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Libraries desktop icon for only your user account in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Libraries desktop icon
Libraries_Desktop_Icon.jpg
Libraries.jpg


Here's How:

Note   Note
The .bat files below are for the registry keys and value below.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

AND

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu

{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} DWORD

0 = Add
1 = Remove



1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Remove Libraries Desktop Icon

NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Add_Libraries_Desktop_Icon.bat
download

3. To Add Libraries Desktop Icon
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Remove_Libraries_Desktop_Icon.bat
download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.

5. If prompted, click/tap on Run.
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted to apply the setting.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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