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Windows 7: How to get rid of the library?

18 Oct 2012   #11
BarnabasSackett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kahill1918 View Post
Many thanks for your advice. I'll try to understand the libraries better. Problem though is that "My Documents" shows up at the Library, and I also have "Documents" on the dekstop. I thought my "Documents" folders and files would show up at "My Documents," but they don't. Further "My Documents" icon is missing. It was for this reason I created the "Documents" folder.
That's not a big problem. If you open your "User" icon and right click on "My Documents," click the "Location" tab and tell it where you put your documents/data. Mine points to a directory called "data" which has been around on my computer since Windows 3.1. You can even rename the folder to "Files and Stuff," also in the navigation pane, you can rename your libraries to whatever you want.

As problems go, this is pretty much a non-starter. If you don't like the libraries, just ignore them.


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18 Oct 2012   #12
BarnabasSackett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
That is why we have new versions. If you want to stay in the XP days, use XP.
New cars have CD players so does that mean if I don't want a CD player that I should stick with my 1988 BMW with its cassette player?

Not everyone moves to a new OS because they want the gingerbread that comes with it. I have no use for Aero so should I stay with XP? I went to 7 because it is supposed to be faster and more stable.
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18 Oct 2012   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When I first got Win 7, I tried to use Libraries and just didn't find them at all useful. I don't keep program icons on my desktop, seeing them as a waste of screen real estate (I use my desktop for a calendar and a plethora of virtual post-it-notes, and as a temporary parking place for files and folders so they are in my face until I finish working with them, so they immediately went south. The program icons I use frequently are on the taskbar; the rest are easily accessed from the Start Menu. If I wanted to get into the Documents, Music, or Pictures folders when I was using XP, it was far more convenient to get there from the shortcuts in the Start Menu. Since those shortcuts in Win 7 are actually libraries, I just deleted all the default folders in each libraries except for the first one and now use the shortcuts the same way I did in XP. I'm not knocking libraries--I can see them being advantageous for many people-- but they just weren't of any benefit to me.
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18 Oct 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure if everyone actually understands the whole point of libraries or not.

A library will let you be able to have all your say "documents", or whatever, folders that are saved at different locations (local or network) to be included (referenced/indexed) in the library so you can access all files in all these different folder locations in the one central library location instead with all the files still saved at the different folder locations. This way you do not have to go to each different folder to change, delete, open, etc... a file. You can do it all from within the library instead.

If you have certain files of the same type saved in different folders across your local and/or network(s), then having them included in a library can make it much easier to keep track of all these files in the one library location versus each different folder location.

That's all.
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18 Oct 2012   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm not sure if everyone actually understands the whole point of libraries or not.

A library will let you be able to have all your say "documents", or whatever, folders that are saved at different locations (local or network) to be included (referenced/indexed) in the library so you can access all files in all these different folder locations in the one central library location instead with all the files still saved at the different folder locations. This way you do not have to go to each different folder to change, delete, open, etc... a file. You can do it all from within the library instead.

If you have certain files of the same type saved in different folders across your local and/or network(s), then having them included in a library can make it much easier to keep track of all these files in the one library location versus each different folder location.

That's all.
I got it but still didn't like it. That's all.
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18 Oct 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To each their own.
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18 Oct 2012   #17
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I've been around a while and I have a complete grasp of Libraries and I still hate the concept.
I'm with you on that. I know exactly where my files are. They are not spread out all over the place and if by chance one or 2 files get saved to a different folder then where they are supposed to be I MOVE them to the correct folder. I don't need a library of that as they are all in the same place.
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