Windows Live Messenger introduces the Sharing Folders feature which allows you share files with your contacts. It also creates a special folder named My Sharing Folders in the My Computer view.

If you don't plan to use the feature, or to remove the folder from My Computer, use the following steps:

Method 1

Click Start, Run and type:

regsvr32 /u "%programfiles%\MSN Messenger\fsshext.8.0.0792.00.dll"

Press Enter.

Note that the above file name may vary depending upon the version and build number for Windows Live Messenger. Therefore, it's better to see if the above file (fsshext.8.0.0792.00.dll) exists. For example, in build 0787, the file name may be fsshext.8.0.0787.00.dll.

Method 2

  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ MyComputer \ NameSpace \ {FC9FB64A-1EB2-4CCF-AF5E-1A497A9B5C2D}

  • Backup the above key by exporting it to a file.
  • Select the {FC9FB64A-1EB2-4CCF-AF5E-1A497A9B5C2D} key and delete it.
  • Close Regedit.exe