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  1. Include Folder to Library in Windows 10


    How to: Include Folder or Drive to Library in Windows 10

    How to Include Folder or Drive to a Library in Windows 10


    Libraries gather folders that are stored in different locations so you can browse them in one place. You can include folders and drives to a library as you like.

    When you include a folder in a library, the files appear in the library, but continue to be stored in their original locations.

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


    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note Your Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos libraries are in the hidden %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries folder.


    Libraries: frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows Help

    [table][tr][td]Where is the folder stored?[/td] [td]Can it be included in a library?[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]On your C drive, or other internal drives on your PC[/td] [td]Yes[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]On a CD or DVD[/td] [td]No[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]On a USB flash drive, SD card, microSD card, or portable external hard drive[/td] [td]Yes, but the files and folders will be available only when the device or drive is connected.[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]On a network[/td] [td]Yes, as long as the network location is indexed, or the folder has been made available offline.[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]On a different PC in your homegroup[/td] [td]Yes[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]On a network-attached storage (NAS) device[/td] [td]No[/td] [/tr] [/table]

    • You can include up to 50 folders and drives to a library, but the included folder or drive (parent) can have as many folders in it as usual.
    • If you upgraded your PC from an earlier version of Windows, each of your libraries will include a Public folder by default.
    • To be able to search in libraries, the Windows Search service needs to be set to be Running and Automatic.
    • Libraries require it's included folders to also be added to the index to be able to search them even though they will still open properly.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Include Folder or Drive to Library using Manage Library Tools
    • Option Two: To Include Folder to Library using Library Properties
    • Option Three: To Include Folder to Library using "Include in Library"




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Include Folder or Drive to Library using Manage Library Tools
    1. In File Explorer, select or open a library (ex: Videos) you want to include a folder or drive to.

    2. Click/tap on the Library Tools Manage tab, and click/tap on the Manage library button in the ribbon. (see screenshots below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    2. Click/tap on the Add button. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Browse to and select a folder or drive that you want to include in this library, and click/tap on the Include folder button. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Include Folder or Drive to Library using Library Properties
    1. In File Explorer, right click or press and hold on a library (ex: Videos) you want to include a folder or drive to, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    2. Click/tap on the Add button. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Browse to and select a folder or drive that you want to include in this library, and click/tap on the Include folder button. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] To Include Folder or Drive to Library using "Include in Library"
    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you want to use Include in library.

    2. In File Explorer, right click or press and hold on a folder or drive that you want to include in a library, click/tap on Include in library, and click/tap on the library (ex: Videos) you want to include it to. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In File Explorer, select a folder or drive that you want to include in a library, click/tap on the Home tab, click/tap on Easy access in the ribbon, click/tap on Include in library, and click/tap on the library (ex: Videos) you want to include it to. (see screenshot below)

    Include Folder to Library in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    DennisHallack, Jul 31, 2015
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    Trying to Include Folder in Library, Doesn't Appear

    Thank you,


    RO

    RobertJWin
     
    Nevada PC, Jul 31, 2015
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  3. Trying to Include Folder in Library, Doesn't Appear

    In your screenshots I see only your Music users folder i.e. C:\Users\username\Music and not the Music Library.

    In Explorer's View tab click on the Navigation pane menu and select the Show libraries option. Then when you select the Music (or any) Library you'll see a new Library Tools/Manage tab added to Explorer's ribbon above (next to the View tab). Under
    Manage you'll see the Manage library option where you can add all the folders you want as part of the library, including your Music users folder.
     
    RobertJWin, Jul 31, 2015
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