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Directory-tree libraries enabled, but missing.

  1. #1


    'Merica
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Directory-tree libraries enabled, but missing.


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    I'm stumped. The only thing I can think of to fix this is to burrow into the registry to search for the shell/context-menu that controls this.

    P.S. I'm rarely stumped by things like this.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello VoidsShadow, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you do anything to add or remove Libraries other than this?

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

    You might see if closing and reopening File Explorer may help. If not, then see if resetting the PC may.
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  3. #3


    'Merica
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Sorry, I've already tried your suggestions and they didn't work. I should have said that in the first place. I noticed this...bug, I guess, after I restarted my PC a few weeks ago. I tried rebooting, but that didn't do anything. By the way, if I have the Favorites highlighted/selected (while the libraries are disabled) and I enable the libraries, My PC becomes highlighted. I just thought that was odd. I also restarted the Windows Explorer process rather recently for a different reason, but the libraries issue is still...an issue.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Since tried all the options, you could also do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to hopefully undo and fix this.
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  5. #5


    'Merica
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Unfortunately, I don't have File History turned on, so I guess I'll have to go scouring the registry for that darn key.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    @VoidsShadow

    I've added some more options in the tutorial below that you might see if they may be able to help with this if you still need help for this.

    Libraries - Restore Default - Windows 7 Help Forums
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Directory-tree libraries enabled, but missing.
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