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Windows 7: Downloads Library - Create


26 May 2009   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Downloads Library - Create

How to Create a "Downloads" Library with Correct Icon in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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12 Nov 2011   #40
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello svnpenn,

Links is the folder that the "Favorites" in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer are stored at. Since "Favorites" is the same as "Links", "Links" is basically already in the navigation pane as "Favorites" for quick access.

Did you still want a "Links" library even though Favorites is already there in it's own group above the libraries?

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12 Nov 2011   #41
svnpenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The default icons, that is the icons for the folders in c:/users/brink, I dont like the default icons. I really like the icons for Windows 7 Libraries, so I want to use all those.

So far I have:
Downloads Library Icon
Favorites Library Icon
Documents Library Icon
Music Library Icon
Pictures Library Icon
Videos Library Icon
Games Library Icon
Searches Library Icon

If I could add the
Links Library Icon
that would be excellent!
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12 Nov 2011   #42
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. All finished.

Links Library - Create
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20 Sep 2012   #43
Yogi76

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Brink, could you possibly create a "Backups" Library icon similar to the others you have created?

Thanks,
Yogi
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20 Sep 2012   #44
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Yogi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since there's not a "Backups" user folder by default to included in a library, you would need to create a new library, then include any folders you wanted in this new library. Afterwards, you could change the icon of the library to whatever icon you like.

I'll post back later with an icon.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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20 Sep 2012   #45
Yogi76

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Since there's not a "Backups" user folder by default to included in a library, you would need to create a new library, then include any folders you wanted in this new library. Afterwards, you could change the icon of the library to whatever icon you like.

I'll post back later with an icon.
Yeah, I already have the Library created and it has all my content in it, I just want a better looking icon that matches the other default Library icons. The other ones you made earlier in this thread look good, so I figure it was worth a shot to ask you to make another.

Also, as I'm sure you probably already noticed, changing the icon to a Library in Windows 8 is much easier. There is now a "Change library icon..." button on the Properties page of any Library which lets you do it without needing a third party tool or mucking about in the xml of the file.

Thanks,
Yogi
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20 Sep 2012   #46
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yogi,

Yeah, Windows 8 make it much easier to change "new" library icons, but it's still the same for the existing default libraries.
Library Icons - Change in Windows 8

Here's the .ico file in the attached ZIP download below. The image below is just a .PNG to see what it looks like. I hope you like.
Name:  Backup_Library.png
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File Type: zip Backup_Library_Icon.zip (51.3 KB, 54 views)
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