I had removed the Libraries from my Windows 7 with this registry tweaks, but since the update to Windows 8 the Libraries are back in my Windows Explorer. So I tried to tweak the registry again, but it fails to get permission to change the value (in Windows 7 it worked).


Someone know how to remove the Libraries folder or to get the permission to change the value?

Here it fails to get the permission: enter image description here

  • Have you tried running regedit as admin? (Right click > Run as administrator)
    – pzkpfw
    Oct 9, 2012 at 8:42
  • Yes, same. "Unable to save permission changes on ShellFolder"
    – FiveO
    Oct 9, 2012 at 9:41

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Just found the solution in this other thread about Registry Permissions:

Launch the regedit with WIN+R and go to the following location:


Open the "Permission..." on the ShellFolder and open the "Advanced" settings

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Change the Owner to "Administrators"

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Now you can set "Full Control" to the Administrators and change the values.

Now double-click on Attributes DWORD and change the value to b090010d

And then it is possible to change

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