How do you get rid of the "Links" folder for internet explorer in favorites?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    That is the one thing I hate and dont use, is place any of my favorites in the links folder. I delete it, then it comes right back when I reboot. Is there any way I can keep it permanently gone???
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    GOOD question. Everytime i delete that little booger it comes back to life on me. One of these days maybe i'll just live with it and actually put something in it, like a link, lol.
     
  3. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Hehe, there has to be a way to get rid of it. I remember i think TweakUI had one for Windows 98...but TweakXP doesnt have one. :( I hope someone knows a solution to this, then we both wont have to deal with it.
     
  4. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    i'm at work at the moment so i won't be able to confirm this until i get home but i think i found an option in gpedit somewhere cos i've switched it off.

    i'll post another message here when i get home and check - maybe 2 hours time k?
     
  5. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    THank you Stef, I await your response.
     
  6. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    okey dokey, it's easier than i remember......
    tweak xp does do it, not gpedit after all!

    the check box is under 'Explorer', scroll down about two thirds of the way and presto! Uncheck the option to display Links on Favorites.

    laterz
     
  7. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Are you certain? I was just looking everywhere for the exlorer button on TweakXP, I cant find it. :(((
     
  8. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    yep, just checked it again.....
    let me confirm youhave the same tweakui for xp i do....
    its version 2.00.0.0.
    if this is you too, then the fourth thread down from the top is "Explorer", after "About", "General" and "Mouse"....
    luck.....
     
  9. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    hmmm. I'm looking too and i have the same version of tweakUI. I don't see it. I been ripped off man, i demand justice. How bout a pic so i can see where you're finding this switch, please :D
     
  10. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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  11. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    a way to get rid of the links folder so that you dont see it in your favourites menu (but it will still be on your drive) is to right click it, choose properties and check off the hidden attribute.
     
  12. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    sorry about the delay...chatters anonymous meeting. ;)

    here's what i get.........
     
  13. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I think i'm going blind.

    Punkrulz, you need to get PowerToys for XP. The program you want it TweakUI, not TweakXP.

    stef_nz, :D :D :D :D :D the full monty dude, thx.
     
  14. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    OH LORDY, LORDY...THE CONFUSION OF IT ALL!

    HAHA....ARE WE SORTED NOW YOU 'ORRIBLE LOT?

    sorry, i didn't know about this other tweak xp thingy!

    yeah, powertoys it is.
     
  15. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Where do I get powertoys?
     
  16. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    simple...just click on that big, hippy-like banner at the top of this page (i love it waddy!) and look down the table on the left-hand side under "Freebies".
     
  17. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    And its gone. :) Thanks bro!
     
  18. stef_nz

    stef_nz Guest

    VICTORY IS OURS! SMASH THE STATE! or somesuch....:)