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Cannot open library folders

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Cannot open library folders

    I don't know when it happened, and I don't know how it happened, although I suspect it could be due to the last set of updates I downloaded.. All I know is that for some reason, I cannot access my library folders.

    Double clicking on the folders does absolutely nothing. I get no errors of any kind either. This is what I've done so far to try and fix the problem:

    1) chkdsk /spotfix (no bad sectors found)

    2) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth (the component store corruption was repaired, whatever that means)

    3) sfc /scannow (all files verified successfully)

    4) Deleted library folders and then reset to default (did not work)

    5) Windows 7 library registry fix (did not work)

    None of these worked, and I'm at my wits end. I can still access the actual information thank God, by going to C:\Users. But I'd still like to be able to use the library function.

    I can't believe something so seemingly simple could be so difficult to fix.

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Might have to do an In-Place Install, how is the hard drive health? I've had to run GWscan about 10 times since I installed Windows 8. I ran it that many times for Windows 7 for 3 years. When 8 blue-screens, sometimes it really messes up the system hard drive.

    Repair Install Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Jul 2013 at 18:26. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Hard drive health is good right now. You're right about Windows 8 being really susceptible to developing bad sectors and corrupt data from hard resets and power loss. If I had known it was this bad, I would have been more proactive in trying to prevent them. Windows 7 is a lot more robust in that regard.

    I was testing my overclocks on my graphics cards which is why I had to hard reset so often. Anyway, I'll consider the repair install. Another thing I was considering was doing the upgrade to Windows 8.1 preview. How does that work? Once the actual OS is released, I suppose I will get the option to do the full upgrade to 8.1, but not revert back to Windows 8 right?

    I don't mind reinstalling drivers and what not, but I have a lot of games that I downloaded from Steam and Origin. Those are what I really don't want to download again, as it would take forever.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Sorry for bringing up an old thread but I am also having this issue. When I click on the Library folders nothing happens. I can still access them through the drive but it is an annoying problem for my work PC. I have tried deleting and resetting them. Is there a solution for this other than backing everything up and re-installing Windows?

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