Libraries are introduced with Windows 7; these libraries are special folders with special views. They are “special” because each library is an aggregate of many different folders. The default libraries include pictures, videos, music, and a few others. The data in these folders is a mix of personal files and publicly shared files on the computer/network. In this guide, you’ll learn how to add more libraries to the default selection.
Note: These guides are written for the public beta of Windows Seven Ultimate (build 7000.) As further builds are released, these guides may be subject to change and will be updated accordingly. If the methods described below do not work, please don’t hesitate to ask our experts in the forums.
Adding More Libraries in Windows 7
To add another library, do the following:
- Hold the Windows key and press E
- When the libraries screen comes up, right click any blank space, select New, and click Library
- Give your new library a name
- Double click on your new library and click Include a Folder
- Add specific folders, which will all merge into one library
- Now you have your own library, which represents your specific files, which may ordinarily be spread around your hard drive and network
Now you are familiar with Windows 7’s built-in feature, Libraries, which helps you organize your data.