Windows 10: Make a folder a top level library in explorer


  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (unfortunately)
       27 Oct 2015 #1

    Make a folder a top level library in explorer


    I was able to do this in Win 7 however not having it anymore I can't figure out how I did it. In explorer the library icons on the left pane have the actual folder as a submenu item, that is if you expand a library you have to expand the actual folder to see the subfolders. I want the library icon to be the actual folder, and not have to expand it twice.
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    Posts : 18,111
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       27 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello Orerockon,

    A library is not a folder, but a collection of included folders, so technically it's not possible to have a folder as a library.

    However, you could do either option below to essentially have it work that way though.

    1) Only have that one folder included in a library, and set that folder as the default save location.


    2) Create a new library, only include that folder, and set that folder as the default save location.
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  3. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (unfortunately)
       29 Oct 2015 #3

    Not sure what you mean by that, I have libraries, they have only one included folder, and all the set save location choices are greyed out in all the libraries. Even if it did allow me to set it, I don't see how that would make the folder itself a library, and not a folder included under the library icon.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,111
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       29 Oct 2015 #4

    The set save locations are grayed out since you only have the one folder included, and there are no other included folders to select as a save location.

    For more of what you wanted, you could right click on the opened library, and click on Arrange by -> Name to see all content in the included folder at once.
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