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Removing "My Sharing Folders" from Windows Live Messenger
Here's a quick tip to remove the "My Sharing Folders" shell extension that Windows Live Messenger installs.

Open a command prompt (cmd.exe) with administrative rights. (In Vista you need to right-click and choose "Run as administrator", or type "cmd" in the start menu and press Control-Shift-Enter.)

Copy or type this command:
regsvr32 -u -s "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\fsshext.8.5.1302.1018.dll"

Note that you must check the correct filename first, as this changes with every version of Windows Live Messenger.

Update: I've posted a follow-up article to solve the reinstallation problem created by the latest Windows Live Messenger (WLM) versions.

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  Posted by oVan on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | PermaLink | 1 comments
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