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How To Get Quick Access to Library?

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    How To Get Quick Access to Library?


    I just upgraded to W8P and can't figure out how to quickly access Library to get to Music, Pictures, etc. which I do frequently. With W7 it was two clicks on the Start button. I've created a Computer tile on the Start page to access it, but I'm thinking there must be a better way.

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    Hello Rishicash,

    On the desktop, you have a File Explorer icon already pinned to the taskbar that opens directly to the Libraries.

    On the Start screen, you could pin the hidden folder below to the Start screen for quick access to them here.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    See pictures--

    http://i49.tinypic.com/978kf5.png

    http://i48.tinypic.com/24np6at.png

    http://i47.tinypic.com/5xjtsn.png

    Added an icon if you want to use it for the new shortcut.
    It is zipped.
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    Last edited by David Bailey; 05 Jan 2013 at 15:39. Reason: added icon
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    Well duh! Why theheck didn't I see that before? Maybe I was too distracted by all the prettyhubs & tiles That's exactly what I'm looking for! I'm liking W8 more by the day. Thanks mates!


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    You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome. Glad we could help.

    Sorry I was so shortsighted not to say "we".
    I'm on medication for depression & I get off track sometimes.
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    Seattle, WA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thank you, this sheds light on this situation as I was wondering the same thing as well. Anyway to pin a file to the Start screen that isn't an .exe file or a Windows 8 style app?
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    Medab1 - It will get better mate. Everything passes. Hang in there!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidvkimball View Post
    Thank you, this sheds light on this situation as I was wondering the same thing as well. Anyway to pin a file to the Start screen that isn't an .exe file or a Windows 8 style app?
    Nope.
    Just a shortcut to libraries.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishicash View Post
    Medab1 - It will get better mate. Everything passes. Hang in there!
    The only thing keeping me alive is I KNOW things change & moods pass away.
    I've dealt with this for 57 years.
    Time passes quickly when you are having fun.
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