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How can I delete permanently My Folders in Windows 7?

I do not wish to have the My Music, My Pictures, My Videos folders in my user home directory on Windows 7. I tried deleting the folders, as well, as their corresponding values in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, but the next time I log in, they are created. How can I prevent Windows 7 from creating these folders?

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marked as duplicate by slhck Jul 31 '12 at 13:19

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You can move them away if you don't want them stay there. So your user home directory won't have them, but apps that require their location (as default saving/opening location) still works –  Martheen Cahya Paulo Jul 22 '12 at 16:01

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How to move Windows 7 folders


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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Oliver Salzburg Jul 31 '12 at 12:47
@Ramhound Again, users with less than 50 reputation can not post comments. While this doesn't excuse a link-only or bad answer, please don't post these kinds of comments. Rather explain to people how to improve their answer. Thanks! –  slhck Jul 31 '12 at 13:02

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