Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BY MISTAKE,removed 'public folder' from library

23 Feb 2010   #1
josalud2000

windows7
 
 
BY MISTAKE,removed 'public folder' from library

Hello. I'm just setting up my new laptop pre-set with windows 7.Since i'm new to the windows 7, I made a mistake and unintentionally removed 'public folder' from the 'libraries' section. I desire to return things in their original arrangement but I cannot find public folder in the desktop or other folders. I need help. Firstly, where do I find public folders? Secondly, how do i make the library show the 'public folders' again as it had been arranged arranged originally.

thanks a lot,
kirins


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The public folders are located in C:\Users\Public.

If you have to, you can do a System Restore to change back again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #3
josalud2000

windows7
 
 
Reply to Jonathan

Thanks for the reply Jonathan,

Actually, I thought of 'system restore', but back-tracked and didn't finish when the system showed after scanning, that some programs which i think might be important might be affected in the process --by system restore. Balancing, I thought collateral damage may outweigh the benefit.So I am hoping there is a less 'intrusive' solution ......

kirins
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try manually adding the C:\Users\Public folders to the library.

If you need to do a system restore, you will just need to reinstall those affected apps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kirins, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to include the correct C:\Users\Public folders back into the library it belonged in.

For example, include the C:\Users\Public\Public Music folder in the Music Library.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #6
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

To expand on Jonathan's System Restore suggestion, here are the system recovery options in Windows 7: What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?.

Also, make sure to work in a standard account, rather than an administrator account. You are able to use most of the programs you use in an administrator account from a standard account. However, you cannot install or uninstall some software and hardware, you can't delete files that are required for the computer to work, and you can't change settings that affect other users or the security of the computer. This way you are less likely to make a mistake that is not easily fixable.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #7
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try just adding the Public folder back where it belongs (in the Users folder). Then right click on it and select "Restore Previous". If there is a backup, that folder and all the sub folders may be restored.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I removed the all of the public folders from the libraries, but not by mistake but rather by design.

Putting them back is a piece of cake. Just follow Brink's advice.

Adding/removing folders form the Libraries is pleasantly easy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #9
josalud2000

windows7
 
 

Hi everyone,

I fixed it. I got the public document back to it's original home in the
document section of the library last night. As karlsnooks said, it should be "pleasantly easy". What got me initially was failing to find where the public document is located and my unfamiliarity with Windows 7. But as soon as I discovered from you guys its location in the c:/users/public/document, and when I found it there, an option readily appeared that says 'include in library' so i clicked on it, and it got back home.

Thank you so much for giving your time and assistance,
Kirins
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome from all of us Krins. We're happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BY MISTAKE,removed 'public folder' from library




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Document Library showing private/public
I just purchased a Lenovo laptop with Win 7 Pro installed. When I set up an ID for my wife I somehow managed to get her Documents Library to display both My Documents and Public Documents as separate lists, each showing their full paths (c:\users\name) and c:\users\public. Any idea how I...
General Discussion
Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network
I have two network cards in my PC. One of them connects to the internet while the other connects to my home network. The issue is enabling public folders for the home network in "Network and Sharing Center" enables public folders for the public network also. In other words Windows grants...
Network & Sharing
Moving library folder locations mistake, help!
Hi, I recently repartitioned my new laptop so the OS is on the C drive and I'd like all the User/Library stuff on the D drive. It all seems to have gone well except for the Music folder which was the first one I did. I was following this guide; Redirect a folder to a new location
Customization
re-adding removed items from wmp library
As stated in the title, I do not understand how to manage in order to have removed songs back in library catalog. Should I every time remove the synchronized folders and restart from the beginning? No other simpler way?
Music, Pictures & Video
Folder from external drive into Public Library
I don't seem to be able to place an external drive folder (containing just about all my video files) into my C drives' Libraries>Videos>Public Videos. Is this possible? As background, I have a few videos located on my C drive, where the operating system is located. I can place these in the...
Network & Sharing
Music Library showing public folder as well?
In the default libraries there is a corresponding public folder of each library e.g. Documents/public documents, Pictures/public pictures etc... But the only library showing the public folder is the music library. Why is this and how can I make it not show without removing the public music...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App