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20. Add A Library

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One of the big changes in Windows 7 is it's use of special folders called Libraries. By default Windows 7 has four basic libraries, these are Documents, Music, Pictures and Video.

In themselves libraries actually don't store items; they act like virtual libraries monitoring folders that contain a user's items and, as these libraries are indexed automatically, the user can expect a faster and more meaningful search of the library contents.

Adding additional libraries is simple, just follow these steps.

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. On the Start menu, Click All Programs followed by Accessories and finally Windows Explorer.
  3. In Windows Explorer, Click on the Libraries header in the left hand pane of the Windows Explorer window.
  4. The Libraries window should now be displayed.
  5. In the Libraries window, Right Click on a vacant area of the Window and, from the drop down menu, Select New followed by Library.
  6. You now need to name the folder by Clicking in the dialogue box and typing a relevant name.
  7. If you want to add specific folders to your new Library then Right Click on the library and Click on Properties.
  8. In the Properties window, Click the Include a folder option and then select the folder you wish to add to this library.