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    Libraries - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1

    Libraries - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1
    How to Add or Remove Libraries in This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    08 Jan 2014
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    How to Add or Remove Libraries in This PC in Windows 8 and 8.1


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    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Libraries folder in Computer (Windows 8) or This PC (Windows 8.1) in File Explorer for all users in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


    EXAMPLE: Libraries added to "Computer" or "This PC"

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    Here's How:

    1. If you have not already, you will need to take ownership for Administrators first, then set permissions to "Allow" the Administrators group "Full control" of the {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} keys in the registry (regedit.exe) locations below.

    NOTE: How to Tell if You Have a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 8 and 8.1

    (For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}



    (For ONLY 64-bit Windows)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}


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    2. Do step 3, 4, or 5 below for what you would like to do.


    3. To Remove "Libraries" from Computer or This PC
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Remove_Libraries_from_This_PC.reg

    download

    4. To Add "Libraries" to Computer or This PC in 32-bit Windows 8 and 8.1

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    32-bit_Add_Libraries_to_This_PC.reg

    download

    5. To Add "Libraries" to Computer or This PC in 64-bit Windows 8 and 8.1

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    64-bit_Add_Libraries_to_This_PC.reg

    download

    6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    7. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

    8. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    9. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    10. If open, refresh (F5) or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    i am fairly new to windows 8.1 and am in the process of moving all my folders and files from old computer to new one. i understand that you now look under this pc to see you folders which is called a library. i can see the usual ones- desktop, pictures, downloads, videos, etc. My question is how can i create a new library in this section? any help would be so very helpful. thank you.
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    Hello Deb, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    So far, there hasn't been a known way to add a specific library to "This PC". Only "Libraries" instead.

    If you like, you could set to show Libraries in the navigation pane to see each separate library under it though.

    Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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    Thanks Shawn for the information. I just can't wrap my mind around not being able to make a new catagory. I made dvd's for weddings, memories, graduations etc and on my other computer have a folder that contain all the shows i am currently working on. The program knows to go to Pictures, Videos, or Music to find the content that I have added to the show but by not being able to dupicate the orginal file in the same location it program will not know where to go search for the content. I may have to keep using my old computer. But I do thank you for your assistance and information.
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    You can create a new library anytime and as often as you like, it's just that they'll only show up under Libraries.

    It's the same way in Windows 7.
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    Thanks for all of your suggestions. But no matter what I do I can ever even get to where it lists "libraries"
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    You don't see Libraries in your navigation pane of File Explorer when you check it using OPTION ONE below?

    Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer
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    The only thing i can see is This PC. I can see the default folders such as music, pictures, etc. I guess it doesnt matter what it says there since you first stated at this time you can not add any new additions there. thanks once again for all of your help and advice and taking the time to repond.
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    The default folders in "This PC" are only links to the folders in your "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder, and not for libraries.

    If you do the tutorial at the top of this page, then it will add the "Libraries" folder in "This PC" so that you will be able to click on it to open and see all of your library folders.

    If you do the tutorial below, you could also have Libraries show in your navigation pane.
    Once in Libraries, you can create a new library if you like.

    Library - Create New Library in Windows 8
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    Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. I will go though them step by step.
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