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How to Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10

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Libraries gather folders that are stored in different locations so you can browse them in one place. You can include folders and drives to a library as you like, and set a default save location and public save location for the library.

This tutorial will show you how to completely restore the default settings of a library for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Restore Default Settings of Library in File Explorer Ribbon
  • Option Two: To Restore Default Settings of Library in its Properties





Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10
To Restore Default Settings of Library in File Explorer Ribbon

1. Open Libraries in File Explorer.

2. Select a library (ex: Pictures) you want to restore its settings to default. (see screenshot below)

3. Click/tap on the "Library Tools" Manage tab, and click/tap on the Restore settings button in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10
To Restore Default Settings of Library in its Properties

1. Open Libraries in File Explorer.

2. Right click or press and hold on a library (ex: Pictures) you want to restore its settings to default, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Restore Defaults button, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn