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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    How to Remove Included Folder from 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 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.

    Note   Note
    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 Three: To Remove Included Folder from Library using Navigation Pane








    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10
    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)

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

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    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10
    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)

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

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    Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10
    To Remove Included Folder from Library using Navigation Pane

    1. In the navigation pane of File Explorer, expand open a library (ex: Videos) you want to remove an included folder from. (see screenshot below)

    2. Right click or press and hold on an included folder, and click/tap on Remove location from library.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    27 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    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.    27 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,217
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
    Thread Starter

    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.    12 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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.    12 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Great news @10TonTek.
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  5.    3 Days Ago #5
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot

    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.

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

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    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.

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    Question can I just delete these additional Libraries?
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  6.    3 Days Ago #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,217
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
    Thread Starter

    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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