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Windows 7: Maximum number of LOCATIONS in a windows LIBRARY 50?


24 Nov 2009   #1

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Maximum number of LOCATIONS in a windows LIBRARY 50?

I tried to include more than 50 folders in a windows library, but it does not work by whatever means.

Is this trure for everyone that the maximum locations in a windows LIBRARY is 50?
How can I include more folders in a library then?



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24 Nov 2009   #2
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A library can only have 50 parent folders.
So you'll have to make a couple of parent folders, and then copy everything into the parent folders.

For example, you'd put a Photo folder and a Video folder in the aaaa Library.
Then you'd copy all your stuff into the 2 folders and that'd hold all of the folders.
More info on this here: Andy Rathbone What’s this “50 Folder” limit to Windows 7’s libraries?
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24 Nov 2009   #3

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Thx for your reply!! but is there any way to break through the limit? for example, change the registry key or the group policy... i would really prefer having more than 50 folders in a library.
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24 Nov 2009   #4

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Here is more information about customizing your library: Working with libraries. You may have to organize your library to fit your needs without increasing the folder capacity.

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Tara
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24 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njs333 View Post
Thx for your reply!! but is there any way to break through the limit? for example, change the registry key or the group policy... i would really prefer having more than 50 folders in a library.
Why would you think there is a way to go beyond the limit?
Having a need for more then 50 locations seems awfully overkill.
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24 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njs333 View Post
Thx for your reply!! but is there any way to break through the limit? for example, change the registry key or the group policy... i would really prefer having more than 50 folders in a library.
I have to agree with logicearth - 50 folders is overkill. I think you've re-definied the term "granular"!
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24 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Somehow I think you may not be using the library function properly...can you explain what you're trying to do?
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24 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Why do people always think that since they don't use as much as x, then its overkill and person x is doing it wrong. I think if you can't help him don't reply, don't lecture him what he is doing "wrong".
/rant

Also, I don't know how to at over 50 folders.
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24 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTomato View Post
Why do people always think that since they don't use as much as x, then its overkill and person x is doing it wrong. I think if you can't help him don't reply, don't lecture him what he is doing "wrong".
/rant

Also, I don't know how to at over 50 folders.
Because obviously it is overkill. Why purpose is it to have 50 parent directories to one library? And maybe you should take your own advice? "... if you can't help him don't reply"
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25 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTomato View Post
Why do people always think that since they don't use as much as x, then its overkill and person x is doing it wrong. I think if you can't help him don't reply, don't lecture him what he is doing "wrong".
/rant

Also, I don't know how to at over 50 folders.
Because obviously it is overkill. Why purpose is it to have 50 parent directories to one library? And maybe you should take your own advice? "... if you can't help him don't reply"


Seriously, whatever the reason, he wants more than 50 parent directories. No one can tell him that's wrong, he can use it however he wants to. I doubt he lacks the ability to make sub-folders, and if he can't, he's beyond helping. You telling him its overkill is an opinion, of which I share, but what if he has a completely valid and logical reason for having more than 50 parent directories? It's a pet peeve of mine when someone asks a question then someone goes "why would you need that, its obvioulsy the wrong way," when its completely opinionated.
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