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Windows 7: How do I move the Libraries folder location in File Explorer?

06 Sep 2011   #1

W7 64bit, Enterprise
 
 
How do I move the Libraries folder location in File Explorer?

The default build on my work machine is really annoying me.

They moved around default locations of several system-type folders.

Specifically, the Libraries folder in File Explorer is not on it's own root. it is instead, under the "Desktop" folder. I want to return the Libraries folder to its own "root" location on the left nav.

Below is an ASCII representation of my current file explorer:

* Favorites
- * Desktop
- * Downloads
- * Recent Places

* Desktop
- * Libraries
- * Computer
- * Network
- * Control Panel
- * Recycle
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I want it to be:

* Favorites
- * Desktop
- * Downloads
- * Recent Places

* Libraries
- * Documents
- * Music
- * Pictures
- * Videos


* Desktop
- * Computer
- * Network
- * Control Panel
- * Recycle

Any idea how to fix it?

PS - they had also added the User Folder to the desktop in the above tree but your site had a tutorial on how do kill that off the list (so thanks for that)

EDIT: The solution was:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Folder Options > General > Navigation Pane > Uncheck "Show all folders" puts everything under its own root.



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06 Sep 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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06 Sep 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello CodeCowboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could right click in the navigation pane and uncheck the Show all folders option to have it close to that, but without Desktop listed.

If you wanted Control Panel to still be there, then this will show you how to add it.

Control Panel - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Sep 2011   #4

W7 64bit, Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Well, that lets me remove it, but I don't want it removed, just MOVED... to its own root.

because right now it is somehow listed under the desktop rather than being on its own.

I *did* check the registry settings and it is already showing as "showing" the Library, which is what I want... I just want it in another place.

I mean the "Computer" folder is also under "Desktop" which is stupid. I basically want to remove the additional "Desktop" folder that the others are sitting in so they can be at the root level again.


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06 Sep 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Yeah,i got that you wanted to move it ,the tutorial by brink also alows you to add it back ,i wondered if you removed it and then added it back whether it would revert back to default position.. im wondering whether you should do a sfc/scannow.
i would ask others opinion on that though as it may revert changes you have to keep. as it is a works machine.
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Every system I've ever built with Windows 7 (50+ at least) have shown the Libraries exactly how you have them listed, under Desktop.
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06 Sep 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Every system I've ever built with Windows 7 (50+ at least) have shown the Libraries exactly how you have them listed, under Desktop.
both my desktop and lois's lappy show the settings with libraries separate from desktop.
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06 Sep 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

CodeCowboy,

Did you give this a try from above?

How do I move the Libraries folder location in File Explorer?
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06 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
both my desktop and lois's lappy show the settings with libraries separate from desktop.
Mine are 100% default. I don't even use Libraries, so I make no changes to them or how they display. I have never come across a system that looks like yours...not even any of the 30+ I've set up in my company.
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06 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Folder Options > General > Navigation Pane > Uncheck "Show all folders" puts everything under its own root.
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