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: Strange issue when adding a folder to a library

29 May 2013   #21
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Ok, I have selected the option "Leave the Homegroup". I have Network Discovery off, File & Print Sharing off, Public Folder Sharing off, Media Streaming at it's default, 128-bit encryption enabled, Password Protected Sharing on & Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections and we are selected as a Home network. I hope this provides extra detail that may shed some light on why my original problem is happening. Thanks so much!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 May 2013   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That should stop you from sharing on the network. Are you still fine now, and do not have the drive letter at the end of the folder name?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2013   #23
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

All the standard libraries are doing fine, Documents, Pictures, Music & Videos are fine but I still cannot create a custom library and include a newly created folder in it without it tacking the C: on the end of the description. Also, shouldn't all folders you create have a "Location" tab in them? Any non-system folders in my user account do NOT have a Location tab. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 May 2013   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Only your default user and public folders would have the location tab. Any you create would not since they are only a folder.

I'm not sure this will help, but since it involves the libraries, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the library option in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2013   #25
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

No go, that didn't help either. I don't suppose it would matter that the folders I'm trying to include were restored from an online backup service CrashPlan? Could it have changed some type of permissions or something. Also, when I add a non-standard folder such as "FOLDER" to a system library like Documents it also adds the C: to it if that's any help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2013   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. At first, I thought that those folders may have had a drive letter assigned to them by being mapped with the subst command or some other method.

However, after doing more testing with this, it must have changed. I don't remember it having a drive letter next to the name of any folder added to be included in a library before, but it appears that this is normal now. I get the same thing as well.

Go figure, but you have nothing to worry about. It's not just you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2013   #27
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Thank you so much Brink for all the research and help with this! Glad to know it's not just me and just seems to be a "normal" thing now. I appreciate all your help. If any further information surfaces, let me know. Cheers!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2013   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I just wasn't expecting it to be the norm now either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2013   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I may. Can this new added drive litter to these new folders just be Windows 7 way of indicating to the user which partition the new created folder is stored? I can see where that could be handy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2013   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jack,

Yes. The true location of the added/included folder is exactly what that indicates. I agree that it can be quite helpful instead of having to look in properties to find out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Strange issue when adding a folder to a library




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Adding C:\Windows\Fonts to a library to do searches
Hi, First time posting, but I've learned so much here. My question is I have about 8 folders with fonts in them that I use for different projects and they get installed and uninstalled as shortcuts as needed. I use a library to all for searches for when I see a project with an interesting...
General Discussion
Strange Drive Letter in each folder in Library
So not sure what the wife did, all I do know is she removed her folders of My Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. I have all the stuff backed up, but here is what I got so far. I had some issues with restoring the folders, but I followed an instruction here in the tutorials on how to...
General Discussion
re-adding removed items from wmp library
As stated in the title, I do not understand how to manage in order to have removed songs back in library catalog. Should I every time remove the synchronized folders and restart from the beginning? No other simpler way?
Music, Pictures & Video
Adding a Network Directory to a Library
I would like to add a Network Directory to a Library. I've come across this link although I couldn't understand the following: I first create a local folder in /Users/username then I add a folder library and I click on includes, when I click the Add button the indexing option occurs ! I get...
Network & Sharing
Adding Folder to Library Returns Error "this network l
I am trying to share my MUSIC folder on my Windows Home Server (WHS) to my Music Library. Here is how my MUSIC folder is organized: MUSIC -> Songs1 -> Songs2 -> Songs3 -> Songs4 -> Songs5 Pretty simply structure, so thought this should not be a problem. If I add the entire folder to...
Network & Sharing
Adding m4v files to 7MC library
Hi, I have a bunch of m4v movies (no DRM) which I would like to add to my media center Movies library. I know I can rename them to .mp4 but each movie.m4v file has metadata in a companion .movie.m4v file. Both the explorer and WMP pick up that information just fine (title, cover art, ...), but...
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 23:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App