PolorI’ve noticed in recent weeks a new thing show up in my Windows Explorer called “My Sharing Folders.” Apparently it’s something that the new version of MSN Messenger sets up.

Why do all these manufacturers think that they need to add so much junk to my computer without telling me they are going to do so. Then, why not have an easy way to get rid of it let’s say in the options for the program?

I’m very particular about my computer. I use it every day for many hours and I know every detail about what it’s doing, so when little annoyances like this show up I notice them pretty fast.

I found the following instructions on this site to remove the new pesky icon.

If you have some sort of beta version, type this in your start > run:

regsvr32 -u “C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\fsshext.dll”

If you changed the MSN installation folder, type that instead of the path.

Use this command for the official version:

regsvr32 -u “C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\fsshext.8.0.0xxx.00.dll”

where “xxx” is your version. (found in help > about Live Messenger)

ps. What does the polar bear have to do with this? Nothing, I went to the zoo recently and it just cracks me up.