Custom Libraries


  1. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Custom Libraries


    In the default libraries there is a 'new folder' option. in custom libraries there isn't. It seems I can only add already existing folders to a custom library. Is that correct?

    What I wanted to do:

    The default libraries are

    3D Objects
    Desktop
    Documents
    Downloads
    Music
    Pictures
    Videos

    I wanted to add Movies. While I can create this custom library, I cannot create a new folder in this library, I can only add an already existing folder from, for example, the Documents folder.



    Last edited by battlezone; 18 Nov 2018 at 02:48.
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  2. Posts : 11,301
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #2

    "Is that correct?" - Yes

    A library is merely an index of a group of folders that you want easy access to looking through.
    There are no folders or even files in a library. There are merely cross-references to folders & files that exist elsewhere.
    That's why you do not create folders in a library but just add existing folders.

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    So then

    3D Objects
    Desktop
    Documents
    Downloads

    Music
    Pictures
    Videos

    are not considered libraries on a pc?
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  4. Posts : 34,862
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Please see:
    Create New Library in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    - and related tutorials.
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  5. Posts : 11,301
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #5

    battlezone said:
    So then

    3D Objects
    Desktop
    Documents
    Downloads

    Music
    Pictures
    Videos

    are not considered libraries on a pc?
    I did not say that. The point is that libraries are a means of presenting views of data not a means of holding data.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Try3 said:
    I did not say that. The point is that libraries are a means of presenting views of data not a means of holding data.

    Denis
    Alright, then where are the files that are organized in the default libraries really located (held)?
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  7. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Please see:
    Create New Library in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    - and related tutorials.
    I had no trouble making a new library. That's how I figured out custom libraries don't work like the default libraries. Had I known custom libraries are just aggregators, I would not even have bothered with creating one.
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  8. Posts : 11,301
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #8

    battlezone said:
    Alright, then where are the files that are organized in the default libraries really located (held)?
    By default they are in subfolders of C:\Users\YourUserName

    Denis
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