Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:29 PM
In Windows 7 I was able to tweak the registry to hide those useless folders in Explorer's nav pane: Favorites, Libraries and Network. Now in Windows 8 I can't get permissions to allow changes the Shell Folders for these. I'm getting Access Denied.
I am the Administrator.
Anyway around this?
So far it doesn't appear Microsoft isn't heading many end users wishes to hide these folders.
Any help will be appreciated,
Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:56 AMModeratorYou may be able to edit the keys after you take the ownership of the Registry branches. However, as in Windows 8 users do not have permissions to edit that key, Microsoft does not suggest users to change the keys, also it can prevent some improper tweaks.
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Friday, June 22, 2012 11:13 AM
Maybe when W8 is released one will be allowed to get permissions on the registry keys. I was able to in W7.
I just wish they would have the option to hide all these folders: Libraries and Network. Of course I am using Libraries more. I have my media there and normally I would have to dig deep to get to them, otherwise
Believe me, I don't try anything in the registry unless I feel there is no other way to tweak something.
- Edited by JamesJoey Friday, June 22, 2012 11:15 AM