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Windows 7: Unable to add a Library shortcut

28 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to add a Library shortcut

Hi!

I once removed my Documents shortcut from Libraries shortcuts in Windows Explorer but now, I want it back.
I can't really explain it good, so see this picture:

So, is there a way, to get shortcut to Documents back there next to Pictures, Podcasts, Subversion and Videos?

Best Regards

Solution: The trick is to right click on your Documents library and click "Show in navigation pane", thanks to boohbah.


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28 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Migelo,

I'm not sure I understand what you meant, but you already have a "Documents" library in your screenshot.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to include whatever folders you like in the "Documents" library.
Library - Include a Folder
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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28 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Brink!

Let me just thank you for the many tutorials you've made which have helped me a lot during the past years!

I want the shortcut to be on the left side:

If I try to drag and drop it, it says: "The source and destination file names are the same."
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28 Mar 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im using win 8 at the moment but can you right click the libraries title in explorer and select restore default libraries. i ask as im not sure if its a win 8 thing or if its possible in 7.

Libraries - Restore Default

Unable to add a Library shortcut-libr.png


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28 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Doesn't do anything for me =)
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28 Mar 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

does that mean the restore link is there but didnt work or its not present in 7.

also if you right click the documents icon in the library window, is there a context menu "dont show in navigation pane" to tick or untick.

edit actually it is a click for dont show in navigation pane and a click for show in navigation pane.
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28 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And that fixed, it. I must be blind to not have seen it before xD

Thanks!
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28 Mar 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

great news, your welcome.
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28 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Added the solution to the first post.
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28 Mar 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news.
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