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Windows 7: Libraries do not exist, not hidden


09 Jan 2012   #1

Win7 home Premium
 
 
Libraries do not exist, not hidden

I am looking for an answer for a niece's computer. It is an HP laptop running Windows 7 home premium.

In the explorer view there is no libraries folder/icon. Only the upper favorites/desktop and icons that are normally right above the libraries folder. Below that is just a plain vanilla icon that says "folders"

When I go into the menus to enable the Libraries the option is nowhere to be found. They appear to just flat not exist on this computer.

I have Googled and searched forums till I have to say I give up, something I am not at all used to saying.

So, if any of you have had this problem and know what I need to do to fix it I would be happy to hear from you!

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09 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

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09 Jan 2012   #3

Win7 home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
I will see if that works, but I will have to wait till I see her again. I am always leery of running or doing registry hacks on other people's computers because of Murphy's law. I can do anything to my computer and it works, try it on someone elses and I blue screen it and make things worse. Never have understood that.

I did set this computer up for her a couple years ago, I don't remember if the libraries were there at that time or not.
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09 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Spotmom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition:

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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10 Jan 2012   #5

Win7 home Premium
 
 

OK, serious senior moment here. None of the tips seemed to apply to the problem and only after wondering why I could not pin a program to the task bar and a few other things were missing (like the home group) did it finally all start to gel.

Her computer is running VISTA!!

God I hate getting older.....
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10 Jan 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, at least you know why libraries is not there now.
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10 Jan 2012   #7

Win7 home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, at least you know why libraries is not there now.
Yes, and proved I am an "id 10 T" in the process. Guess I have been tech supporting too long. Overlook the obvious and go straight for brain surgery.
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10 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Don't feel bad though. We all do the same thing.
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