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Windows 7: Failed creating "Music" symlink... Blasted Libraries!

17 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Failed creating "Music" symlink... Blasted Libraries!

Even the clueless, messy, careless, and computer-illiterate people I explain libraries to, hate them & refuse to use them. (They resort to EVERYTHING on the Desktop.)

After 7 months, I still cannot keep them erased. They keep springing back up no matter what I do! I've created all my own symlinks to my D:\ drive & I'm happy with those. Although, in order to make my plain old "Music" folder work, I have to rename it "Muzik," or else the system refuses to create a symlink, instead regenerating the library "My Music," located on C:\.

Isn't there something in the registry that can STOP them from regenerating???

I am so angry about this!


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17 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What?
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17 Oct 2011   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Denise,

I'm not quite sure what you mean either.

If you wanted to remove Libraries from the navigation pane in Windows Explorer, then the tutorial below will help show you how to.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this may help,
Shawn
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18 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

My apologies, this is just so frustrating...

I've used the "Windows 7 Navigation Pane Organizer" to remove them from the navigation pane in explorer.

My problem is in my user folder. I keep all my data & do all my business out of my D drive, so I created symlinks using the mklink command. Those all work perfectly. Totally looks like my folders are in my User Folder, but they are just linking to my D drive.

But, the libraries keep coming back inside my user folder. I've been having to put up with having a useless "My Music" library and a "Muzik" folder.

Not only that, but I can't even call my music folder "Music," because then when I create a symlink, if it is successful then it is automatically broken. Catch 22. When I go to the User Folder & check the location of the folder "Music," sometimes "My Music," it says it is located in C:\Users, when it should have made a symlink back to D:\Music. I'm normally not so funky that I actually want to call it "Muzik," but with it misspelled, Windows doesn't re-assimilate it back to a library.

Couple other notes:

Since my school is notorious for thumbdrive-travelling viruses (the Mac kids think it's funny; 1/2 the pc kids don't believe in anti-virus), I keep hidden folders shown all the time. Hiding the libraries wouldn't make a difference to me. They'd just be greyed out.

As I've stated in my previous inquiries about how to fiddle with the libraries, I have tried using them. Made a terrible mess of my user folder. Everything was everywhere it didn't belong & out of place & duplicated. My work folder got split into every single library, with pieces of different projects all over the place. (Making videos involves many documents, pictures, audio clips, and videos.) I ended up making it much worse in my efforts to clean it all up- which albeit lasted about 1/2 an hour before I wiped the partition & just reloaded everything from my external. I don't like them; they are confusing & a plain hindrance to someone who is independently organized.

I don't use Hotmail or any networking, so I don't need Contacts.
I don't use IE, so I don't need Favorites.
I don't save shortcuts offline, so I don't need Links.
I don't play games, so I don't need Saved Games.
On the blue moon I do a search, I rarely am looking for the same thing twice. Why even bother with a library for old search criteria anyway?
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18 Oct 2011   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Given your preferences and circumstances, why are you even attempting to use libraries or the C:\Users folder?

You say you have a D drive. You can simply save everything directly to your D drive folder structure.
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19 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not attempting to use libraries. I just wanted to let the library-lovers know that I have given them a chance.

Quote:
You say you have a D drive. You can simply save everything directly to your D drive folder structure.
...what exactly do you mean here? I'm intrigued now. <.<
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19 Oct 2011   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Exactly that. Just make a bunch of folders on D as you would on C.

I have 9 major categories that you can see on the left. The sub-folders of "computers" is shown on the right side. I have thousands of folders on D under those 9 major categories (mostly mp3s and jpegs).

Name yours in whatever way suits your sense of organization.

I never save anything to C. The only stuff that gets saved to C is whatever is put there by an application.


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