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: Libraries broken?

10 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Libraries broken?

I was looking forward to the libraries feature. But I can't see any way to merge a set of folders into one list.

For example, I created a downloads library. I added the default downloads folder in my user space, and a separate downloads folder on another drive. I get all the folders in the first location listed, followed by all the folders in the second location. But I want one combined list of folders.

If I view by Name, then I do get a combined list, but then all the folders are flattened and disappear. The list of individual files is too long to be useful.

The odd thing is, the built-in library for Documents *does* behave the way I want, merging the folders from personal and public documents.

Is this a magic ability for built-in libraries, or is there some way of getting it for custom libraries too?

Otherwise the libraries feature is much less useful than I'd hoped.

Tim

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks - I found it eventually, though I had to display the menu bar. The right-click also works, but the target area (left margin of listing) for this right-click to work is relatively small.

The odd thing is that the default seems to be Group by Location, but Location isn't a Group by option. To get back to the location groups, you have to choose Arrange by - Clear changes, unless I've missed another option.

Tim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Libraries broken?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Libraries broken?
Thread Forum
How do I open XP icon libraries which have libraries within them General Discussion
Solved Search function is broken in Windows Explorer -> Libraries -> Documen General Discussion
CPU Fan Fin broken Hardware & Devices
Solved Dvd broken Installation & Setup
Libraries broken General Discussion
Broken Wi-Fi? Network & Sharing
Broken Media Libraries Media Center

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 07:24 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33