Richard doesn’t get Windows 7 Libraries
Hi you two. I’ve been using Windows 7 for 3 months — and I wish I could go back to my old Windows XP machine, but it finally died. I am having a hard time getting around in Windows 7. One of the things I don’t understand is Libraries. I’ve seen some articles on libraries but I don’t understand why I’d need them. I’m hoping you guys can shed some light on this for me. Thanks for all you do! Richard.
Thanks, Richard. Libraries make accessing your favorite folder (or folders) faster. Any folder you add to your Libraries becomes what we call a magic folder. Why? Let us explain. Let’s say you have a folder called My Favorite Software. And let’s say you store all your installation files in that folder. Did you know you can add that folder to your Library without affecting the original folder? What we mean by that is that the original folder “My Favorite Software” stays where it is, but it shows up as a library in your Libraries folder. What makes it magic is that anytime you add a file or delete a file from your original “My Favorite Software” folder, it will automatically be added to or deleted from your new Library called “My Favorite Software”. That’s why we call it a magic folder. You can also add additional folders to your new Library or you can add as many new Libraries as you like. Then whenever you “Computer” in the start menu, you new Library folder or Library folders show up under the heading Libraries.
Here we’ll show you how easy it is to add a Library.
1. Right click “Libraries” and choose “New” “Library”.
2. Name your new Library.
3. After you’ve named your new Library (we called ours “INFOAVE”), click on the “Include a folder” button (above) and browse to the folder you want to included in your new Library. Keep in mind that nothing is changed in the original folder or moved from your original folder. Your Library folder is a mirror image of the folder you add to it. Anything you add to or delete from your new Library folder is added to or deleted from your original folder. Likewise anything you add to or delete from your original folder is added to or deleted from your new Library folder.
We’ve added a folder we often used which contains the images you see in this newsletter. As you can see in the screen shot above. Below, you can see how the new library “InfoAve” appears in the Libraries list,
So there you have it – how to create your own Library on Windows 7. It a great way to keep the folders you use most right at your fingertips. It’s magic we tells ya!
We hope this helps you, Richard.