How do I remove the Windows Explorer Toolbar?

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  • look what you did. i never had a problem with it till i saw your post. now my OCD has kicked in. thx! :)
    – ksheer
    Jul 31, 2011 at 15:50

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Normally, I would try to put the steps here myself, as is normal practice on this site, but in this case, the answer is very detailed, and somewhat complicated, so I will just post the link. It is also EXTREMELY well-done, so I will not try to re-create such a great answer (one of THE best I have ever seen on the Internet).

I would follow this link as it seems to do exactly what you want:


Lastly, I would say, make sure you have a good System Restore point AND backup before you try this.

  • nice, should i run Remove_Take_Ownership.reg after finishing? (couldnt find any info on the site...)
    – winuser
    Jul 31, 2011 at 18:20
  • I would not think that is necessary.
    – KCotreau
    Jul 31, 2011 at 18:29
  • Is there way to do this for Classic theme? Feb 4, 2015 at 13:43

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