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Windows 7: Libraries

28 Nov 2009   #1

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Libraries

My son surprised me and loaded Windows 7 for me. My pictures are not located in the system Pictures library, but instead he put them in a folder, My Pictures. This folder is included under the C drive and my userid. When I click on the Picures library, I get this error: Pictures.library-ms is no longer working.

None of the libraries are working. I get the same error for Documents, Music and Videos. Can this be fixed or do I have to re-install Windows 7? My previous OS was XP. Please help....my picture software will not work anymore.

Thank you !!

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28 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you check out the tutorials here Shawn has created a step by step instruction set to restore the original libraries

Libraries - Restore Default

If you follow this you should be back to normal
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28 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Nigel, The" Restore Default Libraries" did not work. I ran the sfc /scannow and that did not help either. What should I do next?
Thank you for your help.
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28 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Did you try deleting the existing libraries, (not the original folders ), and then run the restore option in the tutorial?

That has worked for some
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28 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

What do you mean by original folders? All I have are 4 libraries. I will delete them then.... and what tutorial are you referring to ? Sorry ....that I am a little dense !
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28 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

delete he original libraries and then right click on the libraries entry in the navigation pane and select restore original libraries

This tutorial has screen shots to explain exactly ...

Libraries - Restore Default
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28 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7
 
 

OMG Nigel !!! I can't believe how easy this was. I deleted the libraries then restored them......and my pictures appeared like magic along with my documents. I can't thank you enough.....earlier I almost did a complete re-install..... thank you so much for your help....you have saved me so much time and worry.

Truly yours,
Eiileen
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28 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Glad to hear you have things working

If you get any spare time have a look at the tutorials section here - the best set of how to's for windows 7 on the web
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