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Windows 7: My music etc. in start menu, link to root forlder, not library?

04 Oct 2010   #1
robodelfy

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
My music etc. in start menu, link to root forlder, not library?

Hi everyone

I dont use libraries and dont like the way that you cant have indivual folder views with them. So when I click on the start menu and have the links for 'music, pictures, video etc' i would like it to link straight to the root folder and not to the library

Does anyone know how to do this?


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04 Oct 2010   #2
InTents

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you right click on the Library
Then go to properties. You can click on the original host folder and delete it and then add your own by clicking on include a folder
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04 Oct 2010   #3
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right click the root directory of your choice and choose "Send to desktop (Create shortcut)" or "create shortcut (will place it where you are currently at in file explorer)".

If you want it in the start menu then drag the shortcut to the start button and pin it to start menu (or to wherever you want to access the shortcut).

I use this technique to pin shortcuts of my choice on the links toolbar and then arrange as required.
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04 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robodelfy View Post
Hi everyone
I dont use libraries and dont like the way that you cant have indivual folder views with them. So when I click on the start menu and have the links for 'music, pictures, video etc' i would like it to link straight to the root folder and not to the library Does anyone know how to do this?
Welcome to Sevenforums Robo,

I felt the same as you when I first encountered Libraries.

I have now seen the light and am a strong supporter of the concept.

Libraries have simplified my life, especially since I can have folders with, for example, music spread all over the system and yet I can easily access them via libraries. Sure makes backups and transfers easy.

Heck, I've even created a couple of special libraries which are useful to me.

Libraries don't actually move anything on your computer, but rather make the library info accessible easily.

As time goes on, familiarize yourself with more and more of the features and power of libraries. They are here to stay.
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04 Oct 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robodelfy View Post
Hi everyone

I dont use libraries and dont like the way that you cant have indivual folder views with them. So when I click on the start menu and have the links for 'music, pictures, video etc' i would like it to link straight to the root folder and not to the library

Does anyone know how to do this?
Hello Rob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to change the Start Menu Music button on the dark right side to open to the "C:\Users\(user-name)\My Music" location instead.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Oct 2010   #6
robodelfy

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Hey guys,

thanks for the replies, the last one has done it luckily. I have no need for libraries as all my music and pictures areall stored in one place always, and i always work with the root folder, mucnh easier to not get in any messes!

Cheers
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04 Oct 2010   #7
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robodelfy View Post
Hey guys,

thanks for the replies, the last one has done it luckily. I have no need for libraries as all my music and pictures areall stored in one place always, and i always work with the root folder, mucnh easier to not get in any messes!

Cheers
Brink never fails to have the answer.
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04 Oct 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Very true.
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04 Oct 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robodelfy View Post
Hey guys,

thanks for the replies, the last one has done it luckily. I have no need for libraries as all my music and pictures areall stored in one place always, and i always work with the root folder, mucnh easier to not get in any messes!

Cheers
You're most welcome Rob. I'm glad to hear that we were able to help.
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