Remove Included Folder from Library in Windows 10  

    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





    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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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    27 Apr 2017 #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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,369
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
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       27 Apr 2017 #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.    12 Jul 2017 #3

    Brink said: 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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
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       12 Jul 2017 #4

    Great news @10TonTek.
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  5. Jimmyb's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
       17 Nov 2017 #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.

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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. Brink's Avatar
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       17 Nov 2017 #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.    07 Jul 2018 #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?
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    Regards,
    Peter
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       07 Jul 2018 #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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