1.    20 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    win 10 pro 64

    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.    20 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,272
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    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.    20 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    win 10 pro 64
    Thread Starter

    That's the sort of thing I was after.....Thanks
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  4.    20 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,272
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You're most welcome.
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  5.    20 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    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.    20 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10

    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.    20 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,250
    Mac OS Sierra

    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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