Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10  

    Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    07 Mar 2021
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    How to Add or Remove Music 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.

    Windows 10 has the Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos libraries by default.

    The C:\Users\<user name>\Music folder is included by default in the Music library.

    If you don't need or want the Music library, then you can remove it from showing in Libraries.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Music library showing in Libraries for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Music library.


    EXAMPLE: Music library in Libraries
    Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10-libraries.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want.


    2 To Add Music library

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Music_library.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference.)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"=-


    3 To Remove Music library

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below for your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10, and go to step 4 below.

    32-bit_Remove_Music_library.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference.)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"

    OR

    64-bit_Remove_Music_library.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference.)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}\PropertyBag]
    "ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If File Explorer is currently open, then close and reopen it to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
       #1

    No wrapping "Library": Removal?


    I would like to get rid of the Music, Video, Pictures and Documents entries in File Explorer.

    In the tutorial above these folders are depicted below "LIbrary".

    I have no such wrapping "Library (see attached snapshot).

    Why?

    How can I remove them anyway (on Win10 v2004)?

    Does "remove" mean only remove from appearing in File Explorer or remove them from whole file system?

    What happens if these special folders are completely removed from file system and a programs wants to
    access this folder?

    Is prgm crashing?

    Add or Remove Music Library in Windows 10-music-pictures-videos-document-not-childs-library-win10.png
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,250
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @tobwen,

    Libraries is a separate group of folders that only show in the navigation pane if set to do so.

    How to Hide or Show Libraries in Navigation Pane in Windows 10

    The folders you are wanting to remove in File Explorer > This PC are different than Libraries. The folders in This PC are linked to the same folder in your C:\Users\<username> folder. Removing these folders at the This PC location will not affect being able to access them from the source C:\Users\<username> folder location. You can use the tutorial below to remove them from This PC.

    Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10
      My Computers


 

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