[SOLVED] Defining a library in Windows 10

jhsachs

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I've looked up several explanations of how to define a library in Windows 10. All of them say in effect: right click Libraries in the Explorer window, then click New and Folder. Which is exactly how it worked in Windows 7. But I don't see "Libraries" in my system's Explorer window.

What's happening here? Is there some undisclosed option I have to select to make Windows 10 Explorer display the libraries?
 

Colif

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To enable Libraries in Windows 10 File Explorer, follow these steps:
  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Instead of Home, go to This PC.
  3. In the left panel, right-click the empty space to open the context menu.
  4. Check the Libraries item.
 

jhsachs

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I'm trying to add a folder of shortcuts that point to every folder and file that I use repeatedly.

Adding a subfolder to one of the existing libraries would be a solution, but a bad one. It would mean that instead of clicking my folder, I'd have to click some other folder's "expand" icon (a much smaller target), move the mouse, and then click my folder. That may not sound like much, but this is something I do dozens, sometimes hundreds of times a day, every day.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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To enable Libraries in Windows 10 File Explorer, follow these steps:
  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Instead of Home, go to This PC.
  3. In the left panel, right-click the empty space to open the context menu.
  4. Check the Libraries item.
 

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