Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


When Downloading Files: Libraries Take Space on Left Panel

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    8.1

    When Downloading Files: Libraries Take Space on Left Panel


    Hi everyone,
    I've been all over the internet the past few days and still haven't found a solution. This is the 4th forum I have registered for because of this issue and I hope it will be the last.

    I discuss my problem in detail with someone in a thread on pchelpforum:
    When Downloading Files: Libraries Take Space on Left Panel | PC Help Forum

    Incase you don't feel like visiting the link, I will quote myself:
    This happened after updating to Windows 8.1 today.
    For some reason while downloading anything from the internet, in the prompt window the library shows up on the left panel from the Desktop to Video folders. I have no idea who at Microsoft thought this was a good idea (probably the same person who said "[My] Computer" should now be called "This PC"), but they should be fired.

    Now every time I try to download something the library often gets in my way because it shouldn't have been there in the first place. When I download files, I like to keep the download window small, and those libraries don't help with that at all. Is there any way to hide/remove them?
    I imagine it's super easy and simple.

    Thanks.


    Click image for larger version

    Here's an image of the problem I'm talking about as well.
    And no, this issue has absolutely nothing to do with the Explorer Window (to my knowledge), and you would discover that if you looked through the thread in the link I provided above.

    I hope someone here will be able to help me. Thank you.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Isthis using IE? If so have you tried a different browser? I use Firefox with Download Statusbar AddOn.

    Edit: also this may be worth a try:
    Disable Libraries/Favourites in Open/Save dialog for applications - XenApp 6.0 for Windows Server 2008 R2 - General - Discussions
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Redden, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1

    Attachment 44900

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    As an aside I have the same version of Download StatusBar in FF 27.0 Portable and FF 27.0 installed. One just downloads to my download folder without asking. The other shows the SaveAs Dialog. But I sure can't find the setting that controls it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    In IE 11 to set default download location:

    Click image for larger version

    Then:

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Isthis using IE? If so have you tried a different browser?
    Nope, this is Chrome. In IE it shows the Download folder only under My Computer, in FireFox it shows all 6, and in Chrome it shows all 6.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Hi Redden, welcome to Windows EightForums!

    This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1
    THIS FIXED IT! Thank you so much!
    After so much searching this is what fixed it!

    I still have a Download folder show up in IE when I download files but that's okay.
    Thank you, Edwin!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

When Downloading Files: Libraries Take Space on Left Panel
Related Threads
How do I merge the 18 gb system drive, that has no drive letter, with my c: Drive. See screen shot: https://www.eightforums.com/attachments/general-support/55995-runnig-out-disk-space-7-free-space-left-ashampoo_snap_2015.01.01_06h27m43s_001_.jpg
Unallocated space on left in General Support
I have some unallocated space to the left of my c: drive, I have googled the issue and tried what I learned to reallocate it to my primary to no avail. I know it's just 300mb, but i would still like to recover that space if I can, any ideas? I have added a screenshot of what it looks like Thanks...
I have a computer with an Hard Drive (HD) capacity of 465GB, with 422GB remaining before this happened. I was doing a recovery of my old files from an old HD using Lucid Puppy. I did it twice, as the first recovered very little. After the second time, and a bit of an improvement, but during the...
windows 8 crash while downloading big files in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
hello, i already post my problem in windows forum but nothing i got Blue screen of death after installing comme view for wifi, issue - Microsoft Community i installed software (comm view for wifi) but after that my pc is going to blue screen of death ,after that i unistalled the app but...
.exe files not downloading in General Support
I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8 installed. I had no trouble downloading an .exe program file previously, but now nothing happens when I try to run the program. I've run another fix mentioned on this forum, and after rebooting, I get the same results. Any suggestions?
Front panel no left sound in Sound & Audio
Hello, I've got an Z77 Pro3 mobo (Asrock) and a Bitfenix Shinobi case. I've installed the HD-audio plug from the case to the motherboards hd-audio place correctly. My problem is that the case's front panel gives sounds only to my headsets right side but not to the left side. The microphone...
Hello everyone, I've been trying to add my photos and music to the Metro apps and if I understand correctly, I need to add the folder locations to the Libraries. I've got my Music and Photos located on a Windows 2008 R2 server with the Windows Search service running and configured to index...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook