Sunday, March 09, 2014
Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos ... be GONE
Have you noticed that in My Computer file explorer in Windows 8.1 or Windows 2012 Microsoft has unhelpfully added a set of /crappy/ icons as shown above.
I got rid of them before, but after applying a service pack they re-appeared.
So I'm outlining the removal procedure here, which I guess I will have to apply yet again
[Aside: I don't use the Windows offered Downloads/ Pictures/ Videos etc locations, because I keep the boot C: clean. Just the OS and applications. I don't choose to store any of my data there, but put it on another drive.]
Windows Key + R and run regedit
Trundle down to
I mean explicity
This is how mine looked prior to surgery
Now delete these keys:
And exit Regedit.
No reboot is necessary
And now we see this ... (control-R will refresh window)
Ah so beautiful again.