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Destroy "My Pictures" forever?

Eproxus

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#1
Is there any way to prevent folders of type "My [Insert bull**** here]" to be created?

I hate them.

Thanks in advance.
 
#8
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
Save this in notepad as a .reg file and merge it into your registry, delete "My Documents" from your profile and restart.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"My Pictures"=hex(2):00,00
"Personal"=hex(2):00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache]
"@C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\SHELL32.dll,-9227"="My Documents"
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
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.
 
#12
Originally posted by Eproxus
Thanks, how about the "My Ebooks" folder then?

I will assume that it's in your "My Documents" folder since I don't have that:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"My Ebooks"=hex(2):00,00
 
#14
:) 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.
 
#16
Whoa there...I thought (from your second post) you wanted to eliminate "My Documents" entirely. To erase folders within, you would use this:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"My Pictures"=hex(2):00,00
"[name of any other folder you want to go away forever]"=hex(2):00,00
You can add more under the registry key, just make sure that it is in this format -- "Name of Folder"=hex(2):00,00
 

Eproxus

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#17
"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!
 

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