Windows 7 Libarary Question

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    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #11

    Your welcome networkn.
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    El Capitan / Windows 10
       #12

    networkn said:
    baarod: sorry dude, I might be being dense, but I am not sure what you mean? Do you understand what my original question was? I want to be able to be able to click my username in the start menu and go to the place you have just displayed, rather than this new libary system that I have nothing against, but I don't want taking me away from my quick system access.
    Sorry -- was updating the post to be more descriptive. See above
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    El Capitan / Windows 10
       #13

    7048 Fixes This


    In case anyone is still interested build 7048 restores the old behavior folks were asking about in this thread.
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    vista x64/ win 7 x64
       #14

    baarod said:
    In case anyone is still interested build 7048 restores the old behavior folks were asking about in this thread.
    What you quite properly pointed out and i think can't be stressed enough is the dangers imported with the use of 'Libraries'.

    Using them quit literally makes you completely dependent on Windows keeping all the links in correct order and leaving you at a loss to find your files if it doesn't.

    Also backup's will be disaster area, i guess all present day backup systems go haywire if you do a backup of a library, and if not they'll do it on restore.

    Furthermore, once you've committed some TB's of data to the library system it'll be a month's work going back to the folder system when you discover there's a bug in the library management system;

    A word to the wise:

    Never ever entrust your important data to a newly developed datamanagement system, especially when it's incorporated in windows.

    Wait a year or 2, if by then the net is not flooded by panic messages you can consider using the library.
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    Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
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    petrossa said:
    A word to the wise:

    Never ever entrust your important data to a newly developed datamanagement system, especially when it's incorporated in windows.

    Wait a year or 2, if by then the net is not flooded by panic messages you can consider using the library.

    There's nothing really new with the librairies in Seven .

    This is just a new name for something which work really fine under Vista: The virtualForlders using indexed files.

    You can use search folder in Vista since it's on the market.. So a little bit more than 2 years.
    Librairies uses the same technologies , but integrate it in a specific and static function.
    This is why you must index folder you want to add in your librairies.
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    vista x64/ win 7 x64
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    LePoilu said:
    There's nothing really new with the librairies in Seven .

    This is just a new name for something which work really fine under Vista: The virtualForlders using indexed files.

    You can use search folder in Vista since it's on the market.. So a little bit more than 2 years.
    Librairies uses the same technologies , but integrate it in a specific and static function.
    This is why you must index folder you want to add in your librairies.
    I quite disagree, the search folder in vista works fine if you have 1 mb of data, anything above that and it just eats cycles.

    For the second part, it is not akin to vista's search folder at all. It's a whole newly concept building on parts of vista's search folder.

    To say the untried second is fine because the first seems to work sometimes, is like saying hey Windows NT 4.0 works fine so Vista can't fail.
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    Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
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    petrossa said:
    For the second part, it is not akin to vista's search folder at all. It's a whole newly concept building on parts of vista's search folder.

    It use the same technologies, the same parts/modules of the OS which does the job well in Vista.
    After that it's just the way it's integrate into the OS and the UI. The API are the same...

    I use search folder with much more the the 1mb of data (pictures or music) and I do not see any probleme, and I do not understand what you blame on the librairies...

    In fine, Librairies doesn't touch the data, it's just linking the data (simlink or hardlink as far as I know). I tought this kind of thing more safe that the classic "real" folder which can be deleted one time for all!

    And windows is not the only OS which use this kind of virtual location (pointer, or hardlink). Linux structure is a little bit similar (look at the /bin or /sbin folder for example)
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