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In what folder is this file saved to?

  1. #1


    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    In what folder is this file saved to?


    I bring up the file Save As dialogue box as shown below for a Notepad txt file.
    I name it and click Save. But it is no where to be found.
    Where exactly is the Folder called Libraries located?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Try to see if your file is here:

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
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  3. #3


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Libraries folders are just a shortcut to your user profile folders.

    C:\users\<yourusername>\documents
    C:\users\<yourusername>\pictures
    C:\users\<yourusername>\music
    C:\users\<yourusername>\videos

    the root folder of Libraries is therefore:

    C:\users\<yourusername>
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Libraries are just short cuts to a particular folder. If you choose "Documents", everything will go into the Documents folder.
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  5. #5


    This is a decent article on Libraries: Libraries in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1
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  6. #6


    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Mystery Solved...Thanks!


    Thanks for all the replies.
    I appreciated each of them very much.

    I read up on it and from what I can surmise one
    can only place FOLDERS into the library.

    Windows itself creates the singualr 'desktop.ini' files.
    So when saving a file one must first choose any of the
    folders in "Libraries" and then save the file into that
    chosen folder.

    WHY an error message does not appear when clicking Save in my
    original post screenshot is simply a minor bug or something.

    Lesson learned. THANKS!
    Windunce
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Libraries.png   User Root.png  
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  7. #7


    If you go to %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries in Explorer then right click, you will notice the only entry under New is Library, no other choice. That agrees with your thought above that only folders (actually links to folders) can go in there. The neat part is the folders can be on different partitions or drives. It's a nice way to organize stuff.
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