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    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10

    How to Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10
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    07 Jul 2018
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    How to Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10


    Libraries gather folders that are stored in different locations so you can browse them in one place. You can add or remove folders and drives to be included in a library as you like.

    This tutorial will show you how to remove an included folder from a library for your account in Windows 10.

    Removing an included folder from a library does not delete the folder or the contents of the folder.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Remove Included Folder from Library using Manage Library Tools
    • Option Two: To Remove Included Folder from Library using Library Properties





    OPTION ONE

    To Remove Included Folder from Library using Manage Library Tools


    1. In File Explorer, select or open a library (ex: Videos) you want to remove an included folder from.

    2. Click/tap on the Library Tools Manage tab, and click/tap on the Manage library button in the ribbon. (see screenshots below)

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-remove_included_folder_from_library_manage-1.png
    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-remove_included_folder_from_library_manage-2.png

    3. Select an included folder, click/tap on the Remove button, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-remove_included_folder_from_library_manage-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Remove Included Folder from Library using Library Properties


    1. In File Explorer, right click or press and hold on a library (ex: Videos) you want to remove an included folder from, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-remove_included_folder_from_library_properties-1.png

    3. Select an included folder, click/tap on the Remove button, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-remove_included_folder_from_library_properties-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    Yes, yes... many of us have been through this many, many times yet... these god foresaken folders magically reappear randomaly whenever they feel its an appropriate time to piss me off. Now, if someone out there could actually come up with a way to make these changes permanent, I will bow before thee and worship thee like a GOD! I patiently await such divine inspiration...
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  2. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello 10TonTek, :)

    What folders keep automatically being included in the library(ies)?

    If this folder is from a 3rd party program (ex: save folder for program), the program itself may be adding it back.
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello 10TonTek, :)

    What folders keep automatically being included in the library(ies)?

    If this folder is from a 3rd party program (ex: save folder for program), the program itself may be adding it back.
    @Brink - have not had the problem return, might have been a microsoft update glitch, plenty of those since W10 =\ and their kinda annoying update system for W10.
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  4. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Great news @10TonTek.
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  5. Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #5

    My first issue was finding libraries, unlike yours it is not visible, and i had to "find it", and have pinned it in quick access.

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-libraries.png

    Having found it I was hoping it would solve this problem:

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-image.png

    As you can see a number of my Libraries have been duplicated after update to FCU. The "real" ones are on my "D" drive, but FCU created a duplicate set of some in the "User" area of the "C" drive, however as you can see there is no "location" tab to move them.

    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-image.png

    Question can I just delete these additional Libraries?
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  6. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Jimmy, :)

    The "Music" folder you have in your post is not a library. Instead, it's your actual "C:\Users\jim\Music" folder.

    If you don't want these folders in Quick Access, then you could unpin them using the method in the tutorial below.

    Pin or Unpin Quick Access Locations in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    "Remove location from Library" option missing


    Hi,
    Following your Option 3 in this thread, the menu I see is different to yours. Most importantly there is no "Remove location from Library" option. Removing a library location can be achieved using "Manage library" method however so I don't have a serious problem, just wondering why the simplest removal option seems to be missing.
    Any ideas?
    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10-libraries-menu.jpg
    Regards,
    Peter
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  8. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello Peter,

    It looks like Microsoft removed it. I don't have it anymore either.

    I removed Option Three for now.
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