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    Create New Library in Windows 10

    Create New Library in Windows 10

    How to Create a New Library in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    18 Mar 2021
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    How to Create a New 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.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to create a new library for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Create New Library using New Context Menu
    • Option Two: To Create New Library using File Explorer Ribbon
    • Option Three: To Create New Library using "Include in Library" Context Menu






    OPTION ONE

    To Create New Library using New Context Menu


    1 Open Libraries in File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Right click or press and hold on an empty area in the Libraries window, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-new_library_context_menu-1.png

    3 Type a name you want for the new library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-name_new_library.png

    4 You will now be able to include folders to the new library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-new_library_include_folder.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Create New Library using File Explorer Ribbon


    1 Open Libraries in File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Click/tap on the Home tab, click/tap on New item in the ribbon, and click/tap on Library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-new_library_ribbon.png

    3 Type a name you want for the new library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-name_new_library.png

    4 You will now be able to include folders to the new library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-new_library_include_folder.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Create New Library using "Include in Library" Context Menu


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E), and browse to the folder you want to include in a new library.

    2 Right click or press and hold on the folder, click/tap on Include in library, and click/tap on Create a new library. (see screenshot below)

    Create New Library in Windows 10-new_library_include_in_library-1.png

    3 A new library will be created with the folder included, and the new library will be named the same as the included folder.

    If you like, you can rename the new library anything you like.

    You will also be able to include more folders to the new library.

    Create New Library in Windows 10-new_library_include_in_library-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7
       #1

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 145
    Windows 10 home 64x
       #2

    Very Nice tip

    But then again what is the use of Frequent folders // I need to turn that off

    Thanks brink
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  3. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
       #3

    I need some help with organizing my ebooks and manga on the libraries section. It shows that my "Berserk" Manga is located at C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Ebook\Ebook\Baki\Berserk. This is a "New Libraries" I made. I went into the "Libraries" section and made a new Library called "Manga" I want to have it with folders inside of it called "Goblin Slayer", "Baki", "Berserk". But I want to have a shorter location. Where should I place the "Main Folder - Manga" so that way its less "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Ebook\Ebook\Baki\Berserk" and shorter. Like "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Manga\Berserk" I want to hide the "Manga" inside the documents area so that way the only way to find it is in libraries. Is that possible. that way I can clean up the "Documents area" or is there another place I can store the "Manga" ebooks and other ebooks and digital magazines that I use for recipes and crafting projects. I want to better organize this stuff but am not sure where to place the stuff.
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  4. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Dawn121988 said:
    I need some help with organizing my ebooks and manga on the libraries section. It shows that my "Berserk" Manga is located at C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Ebook\Ebook\Baki\Berserk. This is a "New Libraries" I made. I went into the "Libraries" section and made a new Library called "Manga" I want to have it with folders inside of it called "Goblin Slayer", "Baki", "Berserk". But I want to have a shorter location. Where should I place the "Main Folder - Manga" so that way its less "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Ebook\Ebook\Baki\Berserk" and shorter. Like "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Manga\Berserk" I want to hide the "Manga" inside the documents area so that way the only way to find it is in libraries. Is that possible. that way I can clean up the "Documents area" or is there another place I can store the "Manga" ebooks and other ebooks and digital magazines that I use for recipes and crafting projects. I want to better organize this stuff but am not sure where to place the stuff.
    Hello Dawn,

    If you're wanting to create a new main library named "Manga", you can use an option in this tutorial to create it.

    Afterwards, add any folders you want to this library.


    To make it easier to navigate to the library, you could:

    1) Have Libraries show in the navigation pane of File Explorer.

    2) Pin the library to Quick Access.
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  5. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
       #5

    C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Manga.library-ms I changed how to manga is stored now and I have a folder inside the documents folder and I now have a "Manga" folder inside the Documents folder area but it is still messy in there I have a few folders for programs in there. So is there a way to hide specific things and keep the folders from showing up in there all together. For example I have a folder called "My Kindle Content" I normally don't go inside that folder because all the kindle content is viewable on the ereader program I use. So can I hide specific folders so there icons don't show. I think this will help organize my files a bit more for my libraries as well. Is this possible. I do like how I have the manga right now after I changed it but I still need to tinker with some more folders and files.
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  6. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Dawn121988 said:
    C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Manga.library-ms I changed how to manga is stored now and I have a folder inside the documents folder and I now have a "Manga" folder inside the Documents folder area but it is still messy in there I have a few folders for programs in there. So is there a way to hide specific things and keep the folders from showing up in there all together. For example I have a folder called "My Kindle Content" I normally don't go inside that folder because all the kindle content is viewable on the ereader program I use. So can I hide specific folders so there icons don't show. I think this will help organize my files a bit more for my libraries as well. Is this possible. I do like how I have the manga right now after I changed it but I still need to tinker with some more folders and files.
    Sure, you can hide folders to prevent them from showing.

    Set or Unset Hidden Attribute of Files and Folders in Windows 10

    If set Windows to show hidden items, these hidden folders will show as faded.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #7

    Hello Brink,

    Is it possible to create Libraries with Powershell or the registry?

    Thanks in advance.
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  8. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    UrbanLegend said:
    Hello Brink,

    Is it possible to create Libraries with Powershell or the registry?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello UrbanLegend,

    I'm afraid I haven't seen a way to create a new library with PowerShell or registry yet.
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #9

    UrbanLegend said:
    Hello Brink,

    Is it possible to create Libraries with Powershell or the registry?

    Thanks in advance.
    I've been interested in automating Windows setup and builds using Powershell (Boxstarter). I spotted this article that seems like a possible scripted solution which might help you.

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/scrip...ows-libraries/
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