New Library - Create

    New Library - Create

    New Library - Create

    How to Create a New Library in Windows 7
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    How to Create a New Library in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to create a new library in the Windows 7 Libraries window.
       Note
    Libraries let you access and arrange items from one or more folders quickly without moving them from their original location. Libraries themselves don't store your files or folders. Instead, they point to different locations on a hard disk or external drive attached to your computer. This gives you easy access to a category of files no matter where they are stored. For instance, if you have music files on your hard disk and on an external drive, you can access all of your music files from within the "Music" library.


    For more information about Windows 7 Libraries see:
       Tip
    The full path to the hidden Libraries folder is below.

    C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

    OR

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

       Warning
    To be able to search in libraries, the Windows Search service needs to be Started and set to Automatic. Libraries require it's included folders to also be added to the index to be tracked properly even though they will still open properly.





    OPTION ONE

    From the Context Menu


    1. In Windows Exporer, navigate to the folder that you want to create a New Library with that folder included in it.

    2. Right click on the folder and click on Include in Library and Create new library. (See screeshot below)
    NOTE: I will use the C:\Users\Downloads folder as an example here.
    New Library - Create-new_library_context.jpg
    3. You will now have a new Library with the folder (step 1) included. (See screenshot below)
    New Library - Create-new_example_context.jpg




    OPTION TWO

    From the Libraries Window


    1. Open a Windows Explorer window.

    2. In the Navigation Pane, click on Libraries. (See screenshot below)
    New Library - Create-libraries.jpg
    3. Click on the New Library toolbar button. (See screenshot above)
    A) Go to step 6.
    OR

    4. Right click on a empty space in the main window and click on New and Library. (See screenshot below step 2)
    A) Go to step 6.
    OR

    5. In the Navigation Pane, right click on Libraries and click on New and Library. (See screenshot below step 2)

    6. Type in a name for the new library and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    New Library - Create-name.jpg




    OPTION THREE

    From Include in Library


    1. Open a Windows Explorer window.

    2. Select any folder to highlight it.

    3. Click on the Include in library toolbar button, and click on Create new library. (See screenshot below)
    New Library - Create-windows_explorer.jpg
    4. In the Navigation Pane, click on Libraries. (See screenshot below step 5)

    5. Right click on the New Library and click on Rename, then type in a name you want for the new library and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    New Library - Create-name.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 1
    win7
       #1

    Library Icons


    Great Article, but maybe there is one thing missing! having created say 6 different libraries how do i change the default picture to a more recognisable icon. Is there a way to do this?
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  2. Posts : 71,714
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Alexanderd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Yes, there sure is. :)

    Libraries Icons - Change
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  3. Posts : 84
    vista
       #3

    Hi Shawn,

    No response when Click on the New Library button?
    Is there any fix for this?
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  4. Posts : 71,714
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello nonpasaran,

    You could see if using the restore New Library option in step 7 of the tutorial below may be able to get it working again for you.
    If that doesn't help, then you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated when you believe was before this started to hopefully fix it.

    Hope this helps. :)
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