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  • My Documents Library Etc Moved Under Music Library

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 My Documents Library Etc Moved Under Music Library

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      • #2313831
        Kaj4strom
        AskWoody Plus

        Problem:

        —Suddendly I find that I have only 3 Libraries under Libraries:  Music, Pictures, and Videos.
        —The My Documents Library and Public Documents folder has inexplicably moved to under the Music Library     Also, there are a duplicate  Pictures Library and duplicate Public Pictures folder under the Music folder.
        —The system will not let me easily move the My Documents Library and Public Documents folder out of the Music Library to under the Music Library.

        Problems-with-Libraries

        2 Questions:
        How do I move My Documents Library and the Public Documents folder back under Libraries?  I searched within the Forums and googled unsuccessfully.

        How did the duplicate Pictures Library and the duplicate Public Pictures folder [under the Music folder] happen?  What should I do about these two duplicates?

         

      • #2313836
        Kaj4strom
        AskWoody Plus

        The full hierarchy looks like this:
        DESKTOP
        Libraries
        Music Library
        —Public Music
        —My Documents
        —Public Documents
        —Pictures
        —Public Pictures
        Pictures Library
        —Pictures
        —Public Pictures
        —Public Documents
        Videos Library
        —Videos
        —Public Videos
        —Pictures
        —Public Pictures
        —My Music
        —Public Music
        —My Documents
        —Public Documents

        Problems-with-Libraries

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      • #2313930
        Elly
        AskWoody MVP

        Libraries are just a way of organizing files, so deleting a library does not delete any files.

        In the Navigation pane right click Music Library. Select Properties. It should open to show locations. Check any unwanted locations (such as Documents), select remove, and then be sure to select Apply, at the bottom.

        That should remove the unwanted locations.

        Then right click Libraries, and choose Restore default libraries, if you want the originals. If you want to add a library, click New.

        My mistake is usually trying to delete the folder, rather than going to the library and deleting the location.

        Having shaky hands, I’ve had to figure out what the heck did I just do, many times… Not sure what caused the changes you see, but an accidental drag and drop can rearrange things. In fact, it happened for me, as I was double checking what the exact steps were, so I could share with you!

        Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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