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Libraries are introduced with Windows 7; these libraries are special folders with special views. They are “special” because each library is an aggregate of many different folders. The default libraries include pictures, videos, music, and a few others. The data in these folders is a mix of personal files and publicly shared files on the computer/network. In this guide, you’ll learn how to add more libraries to the default selection.

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Adding More Libraries in Windows 7

To add another library, do the following:

  1. Hold the Windows key and press E
  2. When the libraries screen comes up, right click any blank space, select New, and click Library

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  3. Give your new library a name

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  4. Double click on your new library and click Include a Folder

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  5. Add specific folders, which will all merge into one library

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  6. Now you have your own library, which represents your specific files, which may ordinarily be spread around your hard drive and network

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Now you are familiar with Windows 7’s built-in feature, Libraries, which helps you organize your data.



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3 thoughts on “Windows 7: Add Libraries [How To]”

  1. Jagannath says:

    Hi,
    Can we include folders on a network to the libraries? The doc. says so but I tried to add a folder that is shared. But, could not add it to the library.

  2. Jagannath says:

    Hi,
    Can we include folders on a network to the libraries? The doc. says so but I tried to add a folder that is shared. But, could not add it to the library.

  3. Jagannath says:

    Hi,
    Can we include folders on a network to the libraries? The doc. says so but I tried to add a folder that is shared. But, could not add it to the library.

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