Libraries......do I need them??


  1. Posts : 18
    win 10 pro 64
       #1

    Libraries......do I need them??


    Hot on the heels of my earlier triumph some minutes ago...feeling really enthusiastic and positive now, and wondering if I should get to know more about libraries....and do I need them.

    Presently have 4 x HDDs in my PC.....with pics/audio/films/TVrecordings etc in folders distributed across the system.

    Up to now...have got by without libraries....is time to move in that direction?

    Any comments/pointers please??
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,204
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
       #2

    Hello kevster, :)

    It really depends on your needs and wants for if you need libraries.

    Libraries can make it easier to save and access files from one location (library) that are actually saved in other locations.

    If you like, here are some tutorials below for more on how to use and set libraries to see if you may want to use them or not.

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  3. Posts : 18
    win 10 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    That's the sort of thing I was after.....Thanks
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    You're most welcome. :)
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  5. Stevekir's Avatar
    Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #5

    I use the default Libraries. However, I teach and it might be a good idea to create a new Library called Teaching. I could put everything relating to teaching into it. It would make it a little quicker to find a file compared to opening my Teaching folder in my Documents folder.
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  6. FrillyBits's Avatar
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    A Library also gives you some options not available in a Folder.
    I shoot at least one or more small videos every day and store them in a Home Vids folder, when I create a Home Vids Library I Optimize the Library for: Pictures this allows me to Arrange by Day which is not available in a Folder. Day is a better look for me and makes it easier to find the video I want.
    There are probably many more tricks you can do with Libraries
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #7

    Anything that I use as troubleshooting tools, I keep them in a Library folder labeled "Tools". Those are items that can be ran off of a USB stick or do not have installers for them to installed.
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