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Windows 7: Where do the "Libraries" reside? [the drive?]

08 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 - 64 Pro
Where do the "Libraries" reside? [the drive?]

I have two idential laptop hard drives, C and E, and one ESATA backup, F. On Saturdays, I copy C to E, and on Sunday, I copy E to F.

That way I have three idential SATA hard drives and can boot to any of them. [this is my own backup method]

I have just placed a file in C Libraries, then opened Explorer to E and then to F. All three drives show that new file in the Library at the top of the menu.

I would have thought the Libraries remain with the drive. No? Where do they reside?

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08 Dec 2009   #2


I could be wrong, and someone can slap me if I am, but I've been under the impression libraries are VIRTUAL. They don't reside in any particular location. AFAIK, the term library is just a name for a pointer to the items you want included in your "library". anyone else: feel free to correct me.
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

The individual Libraries reside here: C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
And a Library is this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<libraryDescription xmlns="">
    <property name="HasModifiedLocations" type="boolean"><![CDATA[true]]></property>
    <searchConnectorDescription publisher="Microsoft" product="Windows">
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08 Dec 2009   #4


Long story short: I take it I was thinking of Vista when I mentioned virtual locations, eh? LOL!
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