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Windows 7: Libraries

02 Oct 2010   #1

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Libraries

I am a little confused by Library's in Windows 7.
Is using libraries a good place to store all your folders?
Supposing I created a library named Cooking ( I am a chef) then a folder named MainCourse to store all my main course data.
Would this data all have to be on the C: drive? as all the libraries seem to be on this drive.
Right now I keep this data on an external drive so as apposed to libraries would it be better to just keep this folder on the external?

If this makes sense I would appreciate any answers.

jack

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02 Oct 2010   #2

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Hi . no libraries is the location where you can look at all your files and folders from all locations ,externals as well.
then you can see them in one place so for documents in several locations you can right click the document folder in libraries ,select properties /include a folder .
continue to do this until you have it as you want.
n .the same applies to videos etc and you can create a new category for the library also ie Ebooks
or maybe recipies
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02 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

Hi jackdash,

Library data is generically stored on the C: drive. But, however, if you have folders on a separate drive you can choose to include them in a current library or even create a new library.

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When you right-click a folder you can choose a library with which to include it in. This will store the library file (shadow copy) on the C: drive but will link to whichever drive/folder you have chosen to include.

Hope this helps


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02 Oct 2010   #4

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the data from locations i.e externals doesn't move ,think of the library as a collection of shortcuts to your data its just easier to accsess. when you add more files or folders to your folders/externals etc it shows up in the library

Library - Include a Folder
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02 Oct 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi jackdash,

Library data is generically stored on the C: drive. But, however, if you have folders on a separate drive you can choose to include them in a current library or even create a new library.

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When you right-click a folder you can choose a library with which to include it in. This will store the library file (shadow copy) on the C: drive but will link to whichever drive/folder you have chosen to include.

Hope this helps



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this is also another way to do it . seems a lot easier that the way i showed . so thanks orbital now i have two methods
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02 Oct 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
this is also another way to do it . seems a lot easier that the way i showed . so thanks orbital now i have two methods
That's quite all right
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02 Oct 2010   #7

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Thanks everyone I am now in the picture.
I thought to use libraries both the folder and its content had to be in the C: drive and therfore the drive would soon fill up.
I realise now using Include in library you are just putting short-cuts in.

Many thanks
jack
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