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Windows 7: Libraries folder

22 Jan 2011   #31
James Colbert


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Deleting from Libraries DOES delete from the true location of the file and behaves exactly the same.
Deleting files from Libraries (unless too large or over-ridden with shift+del), sends them to the Recycle Bin (i.e., as you state, does behave the same).

Folders, however, are not deleted, but are simply removed from Libraries. In fact, there is no 'Delete' option for folders in Libraries in the right click context menu, and pressing Delete merely removes them from the Library.

Wrong. I just tested the explicit example given below.

1) I have a folder on my D: drive called Video (d:\video)

2) This folder is an included location in my Video Library.

3) Under the video folder, I have subfolders (d:\video\buffy, d:\video\stargate, etc.)

4) If I go into the Video Library and delete "buffy" or "stargate", they ARE deleted from my D: drive, not just removed from the Library.

While your example is (mostly) accurate, it's not complete. Read the 2nd paragraph in my post again. Try deleting the D:\Video folder from the Library. What happens?


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