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Windows 7: In which directory is the My Library Folder situated in

04 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
In which directory is the My Library Folder situated in

Before Windows XP, My Documents was situated in the WINDOWS \ Desktop "folder".

In Windows XP, My Documents was no longer inside the WINDOWS \ Desktop "folder" even though it could be shown on the Desktop. It was relocated to be inside Documents & Settings \ (user name keyed in), and it took me a while to figure where it was located back then.

Now in Windows 7, My Documents has once again been relocated to be inside Users \ (user name keyed in). It can still be shown on the desktop and can also be shown in My Library.

My question isn't so much so about the My Documents folder but rather the My Libraries folder. Without the "up to higher-level directory" button (which was available in Windows XP), it's a rather difficult task to find the destination folder in which the My Libraries folder resides in. Does anyone know where it is located in?

On a sidenote, does anyone know how I can enable the "up to higher-level directory" button, which was available in Windows XP?

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04 Feb 2010   #2


right click on documents under libraries and choose properties. U wil find the location.

AFA up one dir button, I am not sure.
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04 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

It appears that the Library system used in 7 is to allow someone to attch various folders to the library rather than having all the documents stored in one place.

This is useful for me when I come close to filling a first drive I tend to get a second and put all new documents in there (Ususally can't be bothered to move all the old stuff too).

When I do this in 7 I can link the new folder to the appropriate Library and when I navigate Libraries It will show everything instead of just one parent folder.

Also when I restored all my backed up documents from the old instalation I put them in a folder called data. I then atteched the relevent sub folders to my Library.

I wouldn't worry about the "Up Directory" function if you think of this system as a pre set Search Folder.
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11 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro

You've got my question wrong. I understand how the Library System works.
What I want to do is to be able to set the settings for the Library, eg designate a different icon for the "Music Library" or designate a different icon for libraries that i created. That is why I want to know where the Library "File" or "document" or whatever it is, is located at.
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11 Feb 2010   #5


here u go..


To know yours, start - search - libraries

Once shown in the search result, right click on it, open in new window. Find the path at the address bar.
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12 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I think I understand the question...

In C:\Users\username there are a bunch of folders. There's Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos These are the folders initially added to the respective libraries.
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12 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Libraries are not folders. Understanding Windows 7 Libraries - Windows 7 for Developers - The Windows Blog They are a shell manifestation of a Windows Search view. See Inside Windows 7:Introducing Libraries. More information can be found Features new to Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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