Destroy "My Pictures" forever?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eproxus, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Is there any way to prevent folders of type "My [Insert bull**** here]" to be created?

    I hate them.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. grimman

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    Use geoshell and you won't even notice them. ;>
     
  3. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Pardon me, but I mean in the "My Documents" folder...
     
  4. Un4gIvEn1

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    If you delete them from the C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\My Documents folder then they will not appear on any new profiles.
     
  5. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Thanks, although "My Ebooks" still appear.
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

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    You will have to delete it manually from any current profiles... You may also look in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users for some things.
     
  7. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    There wasn't any "My Ebooks" folder in any profile.
     
  8. dubstar

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    i was interested in this too, but when i installed Win XP Home on my new hard-drive, it didnt show up. I did all the updating, and its just not there.

    I wish i could tell you what I did, but Im not sure. sorry, im useless.
     
  9. Petros

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    Save this in notepad as a .reg file and merge it into your registry, delete "My Documents" from your profile and restart.

    If you have a program that saves ANYTHING to the "My Documents" folder or subfolders by default (e.g. Nero, MSN) it might re-create it.
     
  10. Petros

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    BTW if you click "Delete" on it, you don't even have to delete it and it won't show up on your desktop anymore; it'll just be a folder you will never see.
     
  11. Eproxus

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    Thanks, how about the "My Ebooks" folder then?
     
  12. Petros

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    I will assume that it's in your "My Documents" folder since I don't have that:
     
  13. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    What exactly will this do? It won't delete my Documents folder, will it? :)
     
  14. Petros

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    :) naw, that's something you have to do. It will just keep Windows from re-creating it. And again, you can just opt to not have it shown on the desktop.
     
  15. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    So if I apply your settings, I can still have the "My Documents" folder (which I use) and no created folders inside?
     
  16. Petros

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    Whoa there...I thought (from your second post) you wanted to eliminate "My Documents" entirely. To erase folders within, you would use this:
    You can add more under the registry key, just make sure that it is in this format -- "Name of Folder"=hex(2):00,00
     
  17. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    "in the 'My Documents' folder" :D

    I browsed into the registry and found out how it worked, just delete the path and the folder won't haunt you anymore!

    Anyway, thanks for your help!