Windows 10: REMOVING LIBRARIES IN FILE EXPLORER

Discus and support REMOVING LIBRARIES IN FILE EXPLORER in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Could someone please tell me how to edit the appearance of my file explorer to only show what I want it to show in the Navigation Pane? [ATTACH] I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TrindiCollins, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. REMOVING LIBRARIES IN FILE EXPLORER


    Could someone please tell me how to edit the appearance of my file explorer to only show what I want it to show in the Navigation Pane? REMOVING LIBRARIES IN FILE EXPLORER 68f25495-c8a6-4f95-8796-f4ffc58ec39b?upload=true.jpg


    I want to remove the Music / Video / Pictures / 3D Objects so that it quits cluttering up my view. I DO NOT want to have to use the registry to do this. Does anyone know how to do it otherwise?

    :)
     
    TrindiCollins, Aug 8, 2019
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  2. File Explorer shows NAS twice

    Hi Fred,

    Shared folders or libraries appear on the File Explorer by design. Try following these steps and see how it goes:

    1. Open File Explorer.
    2. Select the library where you want to remove a folder.
    3. Tap or click the Library Tools tab, and then tap or click
      Manage
      library.
    4. In the dialog box that appears, select the folder you want to remove, tap or click
      Remove, and then tap or click OK.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Adrianne Buc, Aug 8, 2019
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  3. File Explorer Libraries resetting on Wondows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I would suggest you to try the following methods and check if that help.

    Method 1: Restore Default Libraries.

    Let’s first check if this happens only when you navigate through the Library directory. If yes, then this might be due to the corrupted or damaged library files or settings. So, let’s, first delete the Library folders from
    the windows explorer and then we can restore the default libraries and check if that works. You may follow these steps:

    • Open the “File Explorer” from the desktop interface by clicking on its icon on the taskbar.
    • Right click on the Library items and click on “Delete”.
    Note: Deleting a library does not delete the contents of the included folders. However, you may need to re-add or include your folders manually, if needed.

    3. Right click on the Library icon in the Navigation pane of the window.

    4. Click on “Restore default libraries”.

    5. This recreates the library that you just deleted.

    6. Now try to attach/upload the files from the Library directories and check if the issue still persists.

    If the issue persists, then let’s run an
    SFC Scan to check if this is caused by any corrupted or damaged protected system files.

    Method 2: SFC Scan

    The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.


    • Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard.

    • Select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.

    • At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press

    • sfc /scannow
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the scan.

    Important: It may ask for windows installation DVD to fix and to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs. Some files saved on your computer might get deleted when fixing corrupted files.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Aug 8, 2019
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    Libraries?? What's the difference between Windows Media Player Libraries and File Explorer Libraries?

    Hi Community,

    I am trying to find out

    1: how to use Windows 10 File Explorer libraries?

    2: what libraries are for?

    3: how Windows 10 File Explorer libraries are different or similar to Windows Media Player libraries?

    4: Where does Windows Media Player get its media database from?

    I see Libraries listed in File Explorer and the subfolders Music, Pictures, Videos.

    I have found out how to add folders to them. (by right clicking the folder I want to add and clicking 'include in library', then choose the appropriate library for the file type).

    When I open Windows Media Player, I can choose Music, Pictures or Video from the list on the left of the player. However, the files in Windows Media Player Video Library are not the same ones as the files I've added to the File Explorer Video Library.

    Any helpful advice appreciated.
     
    EvelynMorton, Aug 8, 2019
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