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How to Add or Remove Pictures 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.

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

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

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

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Pictures 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 Pictures library.

EXAMPLE: Pictures library in Libraries
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Here's How:

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


 2. To Add Pictures library

NOTE: 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_Pictures_library.reg

download


 3. To Remove Pictures 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_Pictures_library.reg

download

OR

64-bit_Remove_Pictures_library.reg

download


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. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn