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Windows 7: Restore libraries?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Restore libraries?

Hi,

I removed the Public folder from libraries i.e Docs, Music, Pics and Vids, how can I restore it back to default i.e 2 locations vs. 1?

Thanks!


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Libraries - Restore Default

Option 1 doesn't work?
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

None help even with option 3?


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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Two ways - go to the folder you wish to include and right click and then select the Add to Library option and add the folder

the other is to go to the actual library and select properties and then add the folders you wish to add

This assumes of course that you still have access to the public folders you wish to add to libraries
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks Barman58 for your expert suggestions.

I still get only 1 location, and that too if clicked displays unresponsive?

Am unable to get back the default 2 locations.

Can add folders etc.

Any more thoughts.

Tried Shawn's tutorial's both option i.e restore default and reg option, but still the same.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Can add folder, but display is as shown in the screenshot and unresponsive message?

Thanks.


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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You could go into the library and change the default save location to another folder, if this works then try restoring the original location - windows sometimes gets a little confused if standard OS folders or links to them are not where expected

Edit,

I've just checked on my (W10) system and it may be that the default save location may have been set to the public folder when this was removed - If you have only one folder in the library you cannot change the location.

You may be able to get around this restriction by adding any existing folder temporarily to the library to allow you to set this folder then re-set to the folder you want and then remove the temp folder from the library
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Is it possible to get both Public and User restored?

I tried your method, but still get message displayed, unresponsive?

Assumed that from 2 to 1 location and back wouldn't be a hasssle?

Thanks for the expert assistance.


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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

To summarize, how to get back 2 locations from 1.......Public and User?

Thanks again!
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mmm I would have suggested the default option but looks like yours is out of whack.

Now obvious I suppose but have you run these?
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc sometimes best run for two to three runs you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary
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