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

08 Dec 2009   #1
robertpri

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
dave1812

Win7
 
 

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
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The individual Libraries reside here: C:\Users\Logic\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
And a Library is this:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<libraryDescription xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library">
  <name>@shell32.dll,-34575</name>
  <ownerSID>S-1-5-21-3243721929-3867430511-2561030242-1000</ownerSID>
  <version>13</version>
  <isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
  <iconReference>imageres.dll,-1002</iconReference>
  <templateInfo>
    <folderType>{7d49d726-3c21-4f05-99aa-fdc2c9474656}</folderType>
  </templateInfo>
  <propertyStore>
    <property name="HasModifiedLocations" type="boolean"><![CDATA[true]]></property>
  </propertyStore>
  <searchConnectorDescriptionList>
    <searchConnectorDescription publisher="Microsoft" product="Windows">
      <description>@shell32.dll,-34577</description>
      <isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
      <simpleLocation>
        <url>knownfolder:{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}</url>
        <serialized>...</serialized>
      </simpleLocation>
    </searchConnectorDescription>
    <searchConnectorDescription>
      <isSupported>true</isSupported>
      <simpleLocation>
        <url>\\PORTREIA\Documents</url>
        <serialized>...</serialized>
      </simpleLocation>
    </searchConnectorDescription>
  </searchConnectorDescriptionList>
</libraryDescription>
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08 Dec 2009   #4
dave1812

Win7
 
 

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