Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 Libarary Question

09 Jan 2009   #11
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome networkn.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jan 2009   #12
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by networkn View Post
baarod: sorry dude, I might be being dense, but I am not sure what you mean? Do you understand what my original question was? I want to be able to be able to click my username in the start menu and go to the place you have just displayed, rather than this new libary system that I have nothing against, but I don't want taking me away from my quick system access.
Sorry -- was updating the post to be more descriptive. See above
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2009   #13
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 
7048 Fixes This

In case anyone is still interested build 7048 restores the old behavior folks were asking about in this thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Mar 2009   #14
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
In case anyone is still interested build 7048 restores the old behavior folks were asking about in this thread.
What you quite properly pointed out and i think can't be stressed enough is the dangers imported with the use of 'Libraries'.

Using them quit literally makes you completely dependent on Windows keeping all the links in correct order and leaving you at a loss to find your files if it doesn't.

Also backup's will be disaster area, i guess all present day backup systems go haywire if you do a backup of a library, and if not they'll do it on restore.

Furthermore, once you've committed some TB's of data to the library system it'll be a month's work going back to the folder system when you discover there's a bug in the library management system;

A word to the wise:

Never ever entrust your important data to a newly developed datamanagement system, especially when it's incorporated in windows.

Wait a year or 2, if by then the net is not flooded by panic messages you can consider using the library.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2009   #15
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
A word to the wise:

Never ever entrust your important data to a newly developed datamanagement system, especially when it's incorporated in windows.

Wait a year or 2, if by then the net is not flooded by panic messages you can consider using the library.

There's nothing really new with the librairies in Seven .

This is just a new name for something which work really fine under Vista: The virtualForlders using indexed files.

You can use search folder in Vista since it's on the market.. So a little bit more than 2 years.
Librairies uses the same technologies , but integrate it in a specific and static function.
This is why you must index folder you want to add in your librairies.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2009   #16
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
There's nothing really new with the librairies in Seven .

This is just a new name for something which work really fine under Vista: The virtualForlders using indexed files.

You can use search folder in Vista since it's on the market.. So a little bit more than 2 years.
Librairies uses the same technologies , but integrate it in a specific and static function.
This is why you must index folder you want to add in your librairies.
I quite disagree, the search folder in vista works fine if you have 1 mb of data, anything above that and it just eats cycles.

For the second part, it is not akin to vista's search folder at all. It's a whole newly concept building on parts of vista's search folder.

To say the untried second is fine because the first seems to work sometimes, is like saying hey Windows NT 4.0 works fine so Vista can't fail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2009   #17
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
For the second part, it is not akin to vista's search folder at all. It's a whole newly concept building on parts of vista's search folder.

It use the same technologies, the same parts/modules of the OS which does the job well in Vista.
After that it's just the way it's integrate into the OS and the UI. The API are the same...

I use search folder with much more the the 1mb of data (pictures or music) and I do not see any probleme, and I do not understand what you blame on the librairies...

In fine, Librairies doesn't touch the data, it's just linking the data (simlink or hardlink as far as I know). I tought this kind of thing more safe that the classic "real" folder which can be deleted one time for all!

And windows is not the only OS which use this kind of virtual location (pointer, or hardlink). Linux structure is a little bit similar (look at the /bin or /sbin folder for example)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Libarary Question




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Question
My friends SSD failed on him so he had to get a new SSD he lost his windows 7 disk so I wanted to know if it's possible to install windows 7 from a Flashdrive he also doesn't remember which version of windows he had so if Installed windows 7 pro on his SSD and the product key we enter in is from...
General Discussion
Thermal Paste Question..(Noobish Question)
Hey guys, I recently purchased Corsair H40 that came with pre applied thermal paste. Before I placed the H40 sink on my processor, I applied a thin layer on the on the processor with Cooler Master thermal paste. So essentially I mixed the H40 pre applied thermal paste with the Cooler Master thermal...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Logitech 5.1 surround question and soundcard question IDT and Realtek
So my situation is unique lol i have a Dell inspiron n5010 laptop running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit the soundcard for this is either IDT 92HD79B1, v.6.10.0.6267, A01 or A03 i dont know what the default one mine came with is. Documentation i hope that helps ^ and the attatchment i...
Sound & Audio
Windows 7 32 to 64 question
Hi, I have a copy of windows 7 professional x32 and i read that the cd keys are interchangeable for either x32 or x64 as long as it is the same type. The cd key that i bought i got online from the store but i want to install it on a new hard drive. I have my 32 bit cd key but i cant find my 64 bit...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7, Windows Live Mail and Word 2007 question:
Windows 7, Windows Live Mail and Word 2007 question: Where is my saved doc file? I have one problem today: Using Windows live mail with hotmail account in my windows 7. Get an email from my colleague, there is a doc file as an attachment. I open it by double click the attachment directly. It...
Microsoft Office
Little question about Windows 7
Hi, I just registered here and i have little question about windows 7 Id like to know is it possible to remove this (shown in screenshot). it annoys me little bit.. When i scroll down folder it shows the folder name, it kinda annoys me... Thanks in advance ...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App