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Windows 7: A problem with Libraries


27 May 2010   #1

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A problem with Libraries

I have got a funny sort of problem with my libraries since I had to reformat and I hope that someone can help me sort it out.

When I click on Explorer the Libraries window comes up, that is fine, it is just when I click on 'Documents' and every single file shows up! It says 1 location at the top.

If I click on the arrow by Documents on the left, then 'My Documents' comes up and when I click on that then I get to see the files that I wanted to see in 'Documents'.

I hgave tried deleting from 'Documents' but when I do that the file delets from the 'My documents' or 'My Music' or 'My Pictures' library as well

I am sure that it was not like this before

Can someone please help

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27 May 2010   #2

 

i don't quite understand here ,can you give me a snapshot. il appreciate it
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27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your quick reply.

I have attatched a file showing - I hope - what I mean.

The top one is the 'Documents' with every file in it, and the bottom one is the 'My Documents', which is not so large and does not have every file in it.

I have thought of deleting the 'Documents' file from the Libraries, but if I did that would I lose the 'my documents' as well?

Hope that this makes more sense to you now, and I hope that the attchment helps


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27 May 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Libraries just connect to the actual location that your folders are stored, like C>users>username>my documents.

Libraries point to the location, they don't actually store anything.
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27 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

This is the way it works, bumpy.

If you're bothered by all the videos and torrents there, move the default download location out of the My Documents folder.
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27 May 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And if rather than expanding the Documents library--
Left-Click on Documents.
Here's what I get when I Left-Click on Documents.


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27 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Libraries just connect to the actual location that your folders are stored, like C>users>username>my documents.

Libraries point to the location, they don't actually store anything.
Exactly correct derekimo, people just don't seem to get that part.

Contrary to popular belief, both Libraries and Homegroups works absolutely perfectly. Anyone who says otherwise probably doesn't even have a Homegroup set up and are therefore giving out completely uninformed and bogus advice.

I see far too many examples of that over in networking.....
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29 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you all very much, that all makes much more sense to me now, however ......

there is also this other little niggle that I have, which I definately did not have before, when I click on the arrrow on the right in the address bar in Internet Explorer, I also get 'Favourites and History' coming up. Is there a way that I can stop this?
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30 May 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Just so you know, I have found the answer to the little niggle that I had.

Under autocomplete, I had a tick in Browsing history and Favourites.

I am all sorted out now,

Thanks.
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30 May 2010   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bumpyme View Post
Just so you know, I have found the answer to the little niggle that I had.

Under autocomplete, I had a tick in Browsing history and Favourites.

I am all sorted out now,

Thanks.
Glad you solved it. Cheers
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