2 added 73 characters in body edited Oct 4 '16 at 21:37 Joe Bloggs 111 bronze badge I ended up adaptingfollowing the last response for Windowssolution suggested, that is, deleting the folder in the init file. Although it required a few minor modifications for it to work on Windows. Specifically, Mathematica 11 on Windows 7 creates the folder MyDocuments\Wolfram Mathematica each time it starts, and I couldn't find a user-friendly way to modify or prevent this through the GUI in Preferences, which annoys the hell out of me. Consider As a simple workaround for Windows, consider editing C:\ProgramData\Mathematica\Kernel\init.m adding the command With[{dir = $UserDocumentsDirectory <> "\\Wolfram Mathematica"}, If[DirectoryQ[dir], DeleteDirectory[dir]]]  to delete it automatically. Note the DOUBLE backslash as folder separator. Alternatively, use FileNameJoin. Thanks to Darko Veberic for the suggestion. I ended up adapting the last response for Windows, that is, deleting the folder in the init file. Specifically, Mathematica 11 on Windows 7 creates the folder MyDocuments\Wolfram Mathematica each time it starts. Consider editing C:\ProgramData\Mathematica\Kernel\init.m adding the command With[{dir =$UserDocumentsDirectory <> "\\Wolfram Mathematica"}, If[DirectoryQ[dir], DeleteDirectory[dir]]]  to delete it automatically. Note the DOUBLE backslash as folder separator. Alternatively, use FileNameJoin. I ended up following the last solution suggested, that is, deleting the folder in the init file. Although it required a few minor modifications for it to work on Windows. Specifically, Mathematica 11 on Windows 7 creates the folder MyDocuments\Wolfram Mathematica each time it starts, and I couldn't find a user-friendly way to modify or prevent this through the GUI in Preferences, which annoys the hell out of me. As a simple workaround for Windows, consider editing C:\ProgramData\Mathematica\Kernel\init.m adding the command With[{dir = $UserDocumentsDirectory <> "\\Wolfram Mathematica"}, If[DirectoryQ[dir], DeleteDirectory[dir]]]  to delete it automatically. Note the DOUBLE backslash as folder separator. Alternatively, use FileNameJoin. Thanks to Darko Veberic for the suggestion. 1 answered Oct 4 '16 at 21:32 Joe Bloggs 111 bronze badge I ended up adapting the last response for Windows, that is, deleting the folder in the init file. Specifically, Mathematica 11 on Windows 7 creates the folder MyDocuments\Wolfram Mathematica each time it starts. Consider editing C:\ProgramData\Mathematica\Kernel\init.m adding the command With[{dir =$UserDocumentsDirectory <> "\\Wolfram Mathematica"}, If[DirectoryQ[dir], DeleteDirectory[dir]]]  to delete it automatically. Note the DOUBLE backslash as folder separator. Alternatively, use FileNameJoin.