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Windows 7: I hate the "Libraries" bring back "My Computer"

16 Dec 2009   #11
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Nothing. Except I personally don't want everything in a library.
sounds like a good idea for a service pack feature; an exclusion option in the library locations, that will include a folder but have the option of excluding certain folder that are contained within.


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16 Dec 2009   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You can exclude or include any folder you want from library's. It's the best thing since sliced bread in my book.

Library - Include a Folder
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16 Dec 2009   #13
JusticeAA

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

I like the libraries, It is about time that I can store pictures and music on a seperate HD and have windows know where they are.

If you don't like them, don't use them.
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16 Dec 2009   #14
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You can exclude or include any folder you want from library's. It's the best thing since sliced bread in my book.

Library - Include a Folder
But you can't include a folder but exclude a folder that is contained within that folder. Say I wanted to include all of the 'Pictures' folder, but exclude a folder contained within that pictures folder. Windows does not allow for that behaviour.
I think that is the behaviour that the OP was asking for, when he said 'Nothing. Except I personally don't want everything in a library.'
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16 Dec 2009   #15
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

So you right click on Computer in start menu and put it on desk top wow that was hard
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16 Dec 2009   #16
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You can exclude or include any folder you want from library's. It's the best thing since sliced bread in my book.

Library - Include a Folder
But you can't include a folder but exclude a folder that is contained within that folder. Say I wanted to include all of the 'Pictures' folder, but exclude a folder contained within that pictures folder. Windows does not allow for that behaviour.
I think that is the behaviour that the OP was asking for, when he said 'Nothing. Except I personally don't want everything in a library.'
Brink has already posted the link: "Add or Remove from Navigation Pane". Sounds like those that don't like libraries should use it.
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17 Dec 2009   #17
Mitsubishiman

windows 7
 
 

I read all of the responses and although the idea of being able to find items scattered throughout a computer is probably a serious advantage to some people, however I refuse to store files of any kind on a C drive or any partition of the primary drive, all of my data is very well organized on external NAS Drives, I have 4 PCs networked together in my house, I have used M$ Windows since V 3.1, I have had and have seen far too many hard drives fail and along with the failure - so goes your data, IMHO the C drive is strictly the OS and data is best stored on a RAID system, that is if you value your data, it has been discussed that the next gen of PCs will in fact have individual drives for the OS and for the programs and data will be on its own system, the last 2TB NAS only cost me $330, my 64GB Thumb Drive cost me half of that, within 1 year the 2TB NAS will be below $100 and with all of your data stored neatly in organized folders I can access the data because I know exactly where it is, it appears as though libraries were set up for people who think differently than I do, Thanks for the tutorial on the removal of the libraries, I will be implementing it quite soon, it is a shame that M$ assumed everyone would approve when it appears that a simple switch on-off like a use “Classic My Computer” or “Use Libraries” would have been a nice function.
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17 Dec 2009   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Unless your NAS mysteriously dies and your USB suddenly needs formattings. Use the C:\ hard drive.
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30 Jan 2010   #19
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitsubishiman View Post
I read all of the responses and although the idea of being able to find items scattered throughout a computer is probably a serious advantage to some people, however I refuse to store files of any kind on a C drive or any partition of the primary drive, all of my data is very well organized on external NAS Drives, I have 4 PCs networked together in my house, I have used M$ Windows since V 3.1, I have had and have seen far too many hard drives fail and along with the failure - so goes your data, IMHO the C drive is strictly the OS and data is best stored on a RAID system, that is if you value your data, it has been discussed that the next gen of PCs will in fact have individual drives for the OS and for the programs and data will be on its own system, the last 2TB NAS only cost me $330, my 64GB Thumb Drive cost me half of that, within 1 year the 2TB NAS will be below $100 and with all of your data stored neatly in organized folders I can access the data because I know exactly where it is, it appears as though libraries were set up for people who think differently than I do, Thanks for the tutorial on the removal of the libraries, I will be implementing it quite soon, it is a shame that M$ assumed everyone would approve when it appears that a simple switch on-off like a use “Classic My Computer” or “Use Libraries” would have been a nice function.
Meh, I can completely understand why you wouldn't trust or use that new feature. even though, you can add folders from other locations (besides your local hdd) into your library. Hard drives made these days are much less prone to errors than those made in the 1990 XD.
"M$ assumed everyone would approve when it appears that a simple switch on-off like a use “Classic My Computer” or “Use Libraries” would have been a nice function."
If microsoft included a switch for every single feature, windows would be a bloated penguin (not linux XD). They are already doing a good job making sure backwards compatibility is achieved. However, think about the pressure between innovation and compatibility with earlier interfaces XD.

btw smarteyeball, your computer's hard drive space is AWESOME XD thatslike 4 terabyte or something
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30 Jan 2010   #20
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparkie;538034[COLOR=#323232
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btw smarteyeball, your computer's hard drive space is AWESOME XD thatslike 4 terabyte or something
I thought the same thing!

And I was a little skeptical on the library feature at first, but I have grown to appreciate them.
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