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Windows 7: Strange issue when adding a folder to a library

28 May 2013   #1
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 
Strange issue when adding a folder to a library

Greetings, I have what I hope to be a simple question. I have the default libraries and two new libraries I created. When I add a folder to them such as "My Playlists" it adds "C:" to the end of the name. I don't believe it did that before my computer crashed. Am I missing something and is this something that I can fix. When I go to rename the folder in the library the "C:" is not showing up so I can't remove it. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks!


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28 May 2013   #2
josearedux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When you set up the 2 new libraries did you follow this procedure? Library - Include a Folder Also do you have multiple partitions on the physical drive where windows is installed?
Off topic: I noticed you listed your system with 2 GB ram how does win 7 run ?
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28 May 2013   #3
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Yes, I did. No, I don't have multiple partitions. The problem is, say a have a folder under my user account called My Videos and I want to add it to the Videos Library. When I do Include in Library, the folder under the Video library is not called My Videos, it's called My Videos C: Very strange. Probably something simple I'm missing.
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28 May 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello jpherring, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot showing the properties of the library like below to see what it says for included folder locations, and if something may stand out as an issue?

Where is your "My Videos" folder actually located at?

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28 May 2013   #5
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

And, the folder is stored in c:\user\{user name}\ and is called "My Playlists". Thanks for your time!


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28 May 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You don't have any folders included in your "Playlists" library.
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28 May 2013   #7
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Ok, this might help clarify a bit. You see where it has the (C in it? Why it that? I don't want it to do that and before my system crashed I don't believe it did that. Also, if I try to rename the folder it only shows me "My Music" to rename not "My Music (C" to rename. Does that make it a bit clearer? Also, included properties of the library. Thanks for all the help!


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28 May 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Having the (C) display at the end of the name like that is normal for a drive, but not for a folder.

As a test, remove the My Music folder from the Music library, then include it back to see if that clears the (C) from the name.

If not, then see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default My Music folder may help.
Library - Remove a Included Folder
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28 May 2013   #9
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

This is the strangest thing. I did as you requested... removed and included in several of the different ways and it's still being stubborn and wanting to put the (c at the end of the filename when included in a library. Also, sorry for all the emoticons. Thanks!
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28 May 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does it do this with any other added folder in any of the other libraries?

Since doing OPTION TWO above didn't help, then see if downloading and merging the .reg files for the folder and directory options in the tutorial below may. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for them.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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