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    Default How to include Folders in Windows 7 Libraries

    A library gathers content from various folders. You can include folders from different locations in the same library, and then view and arrange the files in those folders as one collection. For example, if you keep some of your pictures on an external hard drive, you can include a folder from that hard drive in your Pictures library, and then access that folder's files in your Pictures library whenever the hard drive is connected to your computer.





    To include a folder from your computer in a library
    • Click the Start button, and then click your user name.
    • Right-click the folder that you want to include, point to Include in library, and then click a library.

    To include a folder from an external hard drive in a library
    Make sure the external hard drive is connected to your computer and that
    • your computer recognizes the device.
    • In the taskbar, click the Windows Explorer button.
    • In the navigation pane (the left pane), click Computer, and then navigate to the folder on your external hard drive that you want to include.
    • Right-click the folder, point to Include in library, and then click a library.

    Note
    • Folders from removable media devices (such as CDs and DVDs) and some USB flash drives can't be included in a library.

    To include a network folder in a library
    A network folder must be added to the index or made available offline before it can be included in a library.
    • In the taskbar, click the Windows Explorer button.
    • Do one of the following:
    • In the navigation pane (the left pane), click Network, and then navigate to the folder on your network that you want to include.
    • Click the icon on the left side of the address bar, type the path of the network, press Enter, and then navigate to the folder that you want to include.

    • Right-click the folder, point to Include in library, and then click a library.

    Note
    • If you don't see the Include in library option, it means that the network folder is not indexed or is not available offline.

    To remove a folder from a library
    When you no longer need to monitor a folder in a library, you can remove it. When you remove a folder from a library, the folder and its contents are not deleted from their original location.
    • In the taskbar, click the Windows Explorer button.
    • In the navigation pane (the left pane), click the library that you want to remove folders from.
    • In the library pane (above the file list), next to Includes, click Locations.
    • In the dialog box that appears, click the folder you want to remove, click Remove, and then click OK.

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    Libraries are new to Windows 7 and not many are using its to its fullest potential, yet.

    More reads related to Libraries here.

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    Arrow Any way to include folders on removable drives?

    If anyone finds a way to include folders of a removable drive (like a U3 memory stick) in a library, please let us know!

    I'd owe you one.

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    Folders located on a removable media like a CD or DVD, cannot be added.

    Read more: Which folders can be added to the Windows 7 library? | The Windows Club

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    Hello Friends........

    Great information.Thanks for sharing such wonderful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.

    Have a nice time ahead.

    Thanks

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