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Windows 7: Libraries and folders

20 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Libraries and folders

The advent of libraries appears to be a major step forward with Windows 7. It seems a very smart idea. But I'm a bit confused about how libraries integrate with folders.

I generally move my folders locations to a separate drive from the OS to keep all my data in a single easy to backup place, separate from the OS. But with Win7, it all seems very different. There doesn't seem to be the emphasis on folders as there was, to the point where it seems difficult to even track them down. All links seem to point to the libraries. Admittedly I haven't looked much into it, but thought someone might be able to point me to a good tute or info about how it's best to use folders and libraries with Windows 7.



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20 Oct 2009   #2

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2


using RC 7100. I only 'got' the Libraries concept a week or so ago. By "ADDing" to the folders that Libraries displays one can seem to find any file pretty much straight away.

EG I added my D Drive/Music folder to my Library and a shortcut TO Libraries on my desktop and by single clicking it I can see all Music on my D Drive, C Drive and W Drive, and (when plugged in) my F Drive.

Same with Docs folder...I ADDed to the Library and they are instantly searchable and findable.

I like the idea

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