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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:36 am 
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Hi!

I could not find any request on that, yet the search does not allow looking for my, so I might have missed something.

I am looking for an improvement which gets rid of all the bullshit folders windows forces on you, so that your real content is hidden in between 20 useless folders. Examples are: My Data Sources, My Meetings, My Received Files, My Downloads, My Music, My Videos, Saved Games, OneDrive for Business - Unsynced Chagnes. Same in Libraries. In Windows 2012 also similar folders in This PC. A never ending list.

It would be great to have a list to choose which to allow (in my case it would only be My Documents).

I have a batch file to delete all them (some cannot be deleted this way, though). But they keep getting recreated.

So it would be a great feature to clean up the mess.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:41 am 
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Maybe you can try hiding them?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:59 am 
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Here's a simple way to do that. Enable Libraries from Folder Options (if they're off) and then open the Properties of your Documents Library. Select the 'Documents' folder and click Remove. Now you have an empty Documents Library. You can add only the folders you want there using the Add button and completely ignore the "My Documents" folder.

If you use Winaero Tweaker: http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836, you can even remove the My Documents folder from "This PC" (via "Customize This PC folders" page).

You can also go to the "Customize Start Menu" tab in Classic Start Menu Settings. Double click the Documents item and set it to Documents Library. The rest of the junk will be in "My Documents" folder and you will never see it in Documents Library.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:45 am 
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Gaurav wrote:
If you use Winaero Tweaker: http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836, you can even remove the My Documents folder from "This PC" (via "Customize This PC folders" page).


Ah, this is what I was searching for! Thank you so much. Interestingly (to me anyway) I used this to find the registry keys to delete and deleted them - and it did actually remove them but changes didn't propogate to classic shell until I added something in winaero to test, even after killing and restarting classic shell they persisted.

I was rushing around trying to figure out where else classic shell could have been pulling the folders from when really really it just wasn't refreshing the list for some reason.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:15 am 
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Argh ok no this isn't a solution, no matter what I do one or two of these folders pop in at random :(.

This has me seriously looking for alternatives, but there's not much out there :( :(.


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