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Windows 7 remove Public Documents from Libraries

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Windows 7 remove Public Documents from Libraries

Hi,
Please can someone let me know how to achieve this, preferably by GPO

Thanks
Jimmy
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Hi che6ausc:
Thanks for that, it shows me how to remove the location manually. However I wish to remove the location automatically for all users preferably using GPO.

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Jimmy
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See attached.  This will disable the creation of the public folder for new users.  You will have to manually delete the folder for existing users or make a one time registry change using a script.  
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User pointed me in the right direction
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This link describes how to modify the XML-based .library-ms files that control how the library appears to the user:  http://www.greycube.com/help/other/windows_7/

You can remove the Public locations from the libraries as well as hide the libraries from the navigation pane.  After customizing the XML file, manually copy it to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries (or use a script) overwriting the existing file (which of course removes any customizations made by the user).

The nice thing about this approach is that you don't break applications that expect the Public folders to be there.
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