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    Library-ms is no longer working - Fix in Windows 7 and 8

    Library-ms is no longer working - Fix in Windows 7 and 8
    How to Fix the "Library-ms is no longer working" Error in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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    19 Jun 2013
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    How to Fix the "Library-ms is no longer working" Error in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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    This tutorial will show you how to fix the "Library-ms is no longer working" error when you attempt to open a library in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


    EXAMPLE: "Documents.library-ms is no longer working. This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected" Error

    • Pictures.library-Ms is No Longer Working
    • Documents.library-Ms is No Longer Working
    • Videos.library-Ms is No Longer Working
    • Music.library-Ms is No Longer Working


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    Here's How:

    1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8).

    2. Delete any library that you are getting this error with. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: Do not worry. Deleting a library does not delete the contents of the library.

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    3. If prompted by Recycle Bin, click/tap on Yes to confirm deletion of library. (see screenshot below)

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    4. When finished deleting affected libraries, right click on Libraries in the navigation pane, and click/tap on Restore Default Libraries. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Shawn,
    Thanks so much! I hadn't put my files onto my external drive for some time. Guess I need to set a schedule to do that so this isn't so big of a deal.
    Again, thanks Shawn.
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    You're most welcome JL. I'm glad it could help.

    If you like, you could add/include the folder on your external drive that you are saving files to into a library, then set this folder to be the default "save" folder for the library. This way anything you save to the library actually get's saved to the folder on the external drive. Of course you'll need to keep the external drive connected and turned on to always be accessible when needed.
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    Whenever I restore my default libraries, the only ones that were restored are the pictures and documents. The music and video libraries didn't appear.
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    Hello Lee, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    As a test, use the tutorial below to set all libraries to not be hidden to see if the missing libraries may just have been hidden by mistake.

    Libraries - Hidden and Empty Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    I tried doing both methods but none of them work.
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    Ok Lee. If you like, let's try this bit more drastic measure to restore all the default registry entries for all libraries. You'll need to download the .reg file below to your desktop, double click on it to merge, and approve (yes/ok) all prompts for the merge. You may get an error that not all registry entries were merged. If so, that's normal if they have not been tampered with previously. When finished, restart the PC to apply, then see if the libraries have returned.

    restore-libraries.reg
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    Thank you Shawn - I love Windows 8 ...
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    You're welcome Cuyahogen, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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    So, I created my own library. And named it Admin. That one also gets the Admin.library-ms is no longer working error. How can I fix this, and make sure I don't lose any of my files in it? Thanks
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