Win 7 creates additional folders

  Clapton is God 12:50 PM 09 Jun 12
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Windows 7 Professional. 64 Bit.

It seems that every time I switch on the PC it's created an additional My Music and My Videos folder.

I don't need (or want) these folders and I'm quite happy with the original folders, which are still there, and are empty anyway.

Even though I delete the newly created folders they re-appear next time I switch the PC on.

How do I stop these unwanted folders from being created?

  KRONOS the First 13:41 PM 09 Jun 12
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Why not try and deleting the other folders and see if they are created again?

  johndrew 13:46 PM 09 Jun 12

If you are referring to the folders within 'Libraries', they are OS default folders and will be renewed if deleted. Whether there is a way to permanently delete them I don't know of it. Probably would be a change to a Registry entry.

However, I do know you can change the location if it helps; have a look at this.

  Clapton is God 15:17 PM 09 Jun 12

Thanks for your suggestions. I'll give them a try and see what happens next time I switch on!

  northumbria61 15:46 PM 09 Jun 12

Take a look here enter link description here

  johndrew 09:55 AM 10 Jun 12

northumbria61

Sorry this is a bit off subject.

That's an interesting link. MS say it is not possible but at least one user has found a work around. If MS continue down this autocratic route, I wonder if those who are able to modify the OS will do so on a continual basis. If so will MS attack them or allow the OS to be Linux modified.

  northumbria61 12:39 PM 10 Jun 12

johndrew- there is nearly always a work around if you look long and hard but I gave up reporting problems to MS many years ago as I found they very rarely gave you a solution. I am now able to solve most of my own PC problems (trial and error over the years) with the knowledge that there is always the helproom for backup.

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