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How to set up Windows 7 Libraries

Get faster access to your files with our guide to setting up Windows 7's Libraries feature

By David Fearon, 29 Jul 2009 at 15:09

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Libraries are the first major addition to the standard Windows Explorer interface for a long time. They're a great way to group collection of folders and files together from disparate locations without needing to make copies.

The Libraries folder hierarchy is an organisational one - it doesn't reflect the actual folder structure on your hard disk. This is one of the reasons a few people haven't taken at all well to the notion, but it's really not that difficult to understand.

Find out how to get started with Libraries here.

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User comments


Do this feature work accross hards drives on th same system
I have HD0/1/2
When trying to save a file using IE7 it will save to HD0 but crashes on HD1 or HD2.
If I try to copy a file from HD0 using Windows Explorer to HD1 or HD2 it crahses.

By roberttrebor on 18 Aug 2009

Step 2 is vague

2 locations link?, i'm assuming you can only click on one of the destinations and carry on from there?

Can see windows 7 will sell another load of dummies etc books as a fair bits altered again..why not just build on whats already there microsoft?

By bouncy1 on 20 Aug 2009

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