The new Libraries feature in Windows 7 creates what are essentially virtual folders — you can combine multiple document folders together into a single library that combines them all into a single folder, create new libraries, and access them from common file open dialogues.

Is it possible to disable the Libraries feature in Windows 7?

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Funny, Lifehacker.com JUST posted a link to this article:


  • +1 - I emailed them asking this question! Awesome thanks for pointing this out. Sep 8, 2009 at 22:03
  • Yeah, great article from one of my favorite sites. Sep 9, 2009 at 1:20
  • Could you please summarize the technique described in the link? Apr 16, 2013 at 23:25

How to Disable “Libraries” Feature in Windows 7?


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