I now switched to Windows 10 x64, for the present being.
Trying to get "LIBRARIES" removed completely from the Navigation-Pane from the Main Explorer window, File-Open, and Save-As menu's, WITHOUT the Library items being removed from the Explorer view pane (right side). Per my previous registry tweak for Windows 8.1x64. There are no registry tweaks on the internet that allow this for Windows 10, and the registry tweak for Windows 8.1x64 is the only one that works as intended and only available here on MSFN (all other registry tweaks on the internet completely remove Libraries, mine do not), but again my registry tweaks are solely for Windows 8.1x64 and do not completely remove the Libraries... So, this is an attempt to tweak the Explorer Navigation-Pane and Explorer-Pane Libraries, or at least hoping so. Though these options should inherently be within Windows itself, not Microsoft shoving their idealistic trash over to it's consumers. We need customizations and options to suit our individual way of productivity.
This is what I discovered so far:
These specific keys, below, are associated with the Music Library in Windows 10 x64. There are TWO keys listed to a single library item, unlike Windows 8.1x64. The reason to test 1 Library is, once you find a solution for that Library then it ought to work for all.
; MUSIC LIBRARY:
; Values and Findings:
; Controls show/hide in main Explorer window, SAVE-AS (Save), and File Open, but does not remove from "Libraries" pane:
; Controls show/hide in FILE-OPEN and SAVE-AS (Save) for both navigation and explorer pane, but does not control main Explorer window or "Libraries" dialog for both navigation-explorer panes:
; Controls show/hide in main Explorer window, FILE-OPEN, SAVE-AS (Save) for both navigation and explorer pane, but does not remove from "Libraries" pane:
; Controls show/hide in main Explorer window, but does not remove from FILE-OPEN and SAVE-AS items listed in "Libraries," and "This PC" for both navigation and explorer pane:
I tried my previous method of creating the DWORD HideMyComputerIcons and adding the corresponding Library coded below, which does work in Windows 10x64 to show/hide Library items within the Explorer-Pane view, but it's quickly overridden when one of the tweaks above is applied. The DWORD value of 0 (show) does not work is quickly overridden by the above tweaks. I've also tried HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, which does not work at all.
PS. I'm also trying to display "Quick Access" above the Libraries in the Explorer Pane view. So in essence when opening the Main Explorer window, the Explorer the Navigation-Pane will not display Libraries, but the Libraries will display in the Main Explorer pane (Right). Something like below:
---Quick Access (#count)
Whatever Folders that are listed (Pinned/Favorite) in Quick Access
---Libraries aka Folders (#count)
Desktop | Documents | Downloads |
Music | Pictures | Videos
---Devices and drives (#count)
C drive | D drive | F drive | G drive | H drive |
Y drive | X drive | etc...
---Network locations (#count)
NAS1 | NAS2 | NAS3 | SERVER1 |
SERVER2 | SHARE1 | SHARE2 |