Favorite Links - Hide

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How to Hide Favorite Links in a Windows Explorer Window in Vista
Synopsis
This will show you how to hide or unhide Favorite Links in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane. It contains shortcuts to the Documents, Pictures, Music, Recently Changed, Searches, and Public folders by default.
How to Hide Favorite Links in a Windows Explorer Window in Vista


information   Information
This will show you how to hide or unhideFavorite Links inside the Navigation Pane in a Windows Explorer window. It contains shortcuts to the Documents, Pictures, Music, Recently Changed, Searches, and Public folders by default.

For more information see: Microsoft Help and Support: Article KB926167

Tip   Tip
The Favorite Links folder is located at: C:\Users\(your username)\Links
Note   Note

  • The Navigation Pane contains both the Favorite Links and Folders sections. You cannot turn off just one of these sections, only hide or adjust the size for one of them. If you turn off the Navigation Pane, you will turn off both of these sections as well.
  • If the Favorite Links section is empty, then see: How to Fix Favorite Links Empty in Vista Windows Explorer




Here's How:
1. Open a Windows Explorer window.​
2. Move your mouse pointer on the line between the Favorite Links and Folders sections until it turns into a double arrow. (see screenshot below)
Before.jpg

3. Hold the left mouse button down, while the mouse pointer is a double arrow, and drag the section up to hide it. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: To unhide it just drag it back down.
After.jpg

That's it,
Shawn


 
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Comments

Re: Navigation Pane - Simple Folder View

Is there any Registry Hack to get rid of the Folders section while still keeping the NavPane? It keeps insisting on expanding when I open Computer. Just gets in the way.
 
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