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Documents Library also Appears in Pictures Library

Q: Documents Library also Appears in Pictures Library

My libraries file, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos had developed a problem.

When I click on Pictures, the picture folders appear, but immediately below, my document files appear as folders also.

If I delete a document file in the pictures file, the document also deletes in the documents file.

If I try to move the document file from the picture file to the document file, a window says its an Identical sub folder and won't go any further.

How can I remove the folder list of documents from the picture file without destroying those documents in the document file?

I think that this problem developed as I loaded an ArcSoft program to read slides into my computer.



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A: Documents Library also Appears in Pictures Library

Hello Jimbow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If it's just been added to your Pictures library by mistake, then you should be able to use the tutorial below to remove it from the library without deleting the actual folder.

Library - Remove a Included Folder

Hope this helps,
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A:Documents Library in Windows 7 no longer working ( Music + pictures +

If this just started in the last few days, do a System Restore to a date before you had the problem.
System Restore
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I know that the documents library is a "library" and when I save anything there it really saves the file to the default location(my documents).

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A:Viewing the documents library displays my documents folder

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the default Arrange by, Sort by, or Group by folder view of the "Documents" library has been changed. You might see if doing what's in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to click on Clear changes in the "Arrange by" (on toolbar) drop down menu may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps,
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The Picture It! Library and Digital Image Library do not display temporary files. By ignoring temporary files, the Library can remain clean and uncluttered. An issue has been identified where some software marks photos as temporary files when they are acquired from the camera. This patch enables the Library to view these temporary files.

The software currently known to mark new files as temporary is Canon Utilities ZoomBrowser version

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP

Multimedia PC with Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor
128 MB of RAM



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A:Library Conundrum: 'Arrange By Folders' is Missing in Custom Library!

Did you create a new library with the same name or a different name? When you go to Libraries, and you right click and select properties on Documents, do the attributes match what you find when you right click and select properties on your new library?
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A:Documents Library

As it states, there are two locations in that folder.  What do you mean by that you reinstalled the OS?  What software did you use?
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A:Documents Library

If it is not possible to hide or remove the " 2 locations link ". Is there a way to stop users from adding or removing the default save location ?
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A:Documents Library

Hello Lindaw, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It appears that you manually added a copy of your C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents folder into the Documents library instead of using the method in the tutorial below to include it. You should be able to delete the one you added, then include that folder instead to have it back to default.

Library - Include a Folder

Hope this helps,
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A:My pictures in Library Win 7

Easiest to just add the current photo location to the Library.
Right click the Pictures library
Select Properties
Press the Include a folder button
Navigate to the location your pictures are stored
Press the Include folder
Adjust where it appears it the Library by left clicking and dragging
If you want it to be the default save location highlight the location and press the Set save location button.
Press the OK button
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Hello Alphlax

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New library commands raise an error 16389 when "Prevent users from adding files to the root of their Users Files folder" policy is enabled | Microsoft Connect
"Unable to create the file 'New Library.library-ms' File System error (16389)

The error 16389 (0x4005) is a trucation of a E_FAIL error (0x80004005)."
Recently transferred files from C:\Users\Ray to E:\My Documents.--used MS move command, thought it would transfer references, apparently not.

What should I do to be able to create a new library?

A:Unable to create the file "New

Run "cmd". Type "SFC /scannow" (without quotes), hit enter.
Also check the event viewer for errors related to "16389".
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No takers eh! I guess there are not many itunes users here?
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Why is this? ie Why are the same folders/files showing first as subfolders of Documents and then again as subfolders of My documents ?

Can I have them show up only once .

Same thing happens in Music


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I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to correct, but look at this tutorial and it might give you some hints on how to setup your files. Library - Include a Folder
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A:Help! Documents Library is a Problem

Here's a link on how to Restore Default Libraries, maybe that will help.

Look at the related tutorials at the bottom of that page as well for more about libraries in Win7.
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A:My Documents Library Won't Open

Quote: Originally Posted by Adrianx

So Yesterday I Tried To Open My Document Library To Access A School Report I Double Clicked On The Library And It Wouldn't Open So I Went To The Navagation Pane And Clicked And Nothing, Luckily MY Doucuments Still Open So I Was Still Able To Access My Report But It Bothers Me That The Library Dosn't Open

Right-click on "Documents" in "Libraries" section of Windows Explorer, then select "Properties". Does you normal "My Documents" folder show in the list?

If not, then use Windows Explorer to navigate to your "My Documents" folder, and go into it. Then click Include in library and select "Documents" from the drop-down menu:
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A:Documents Library disappeared

Hello a2cpc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In File Explorer, go ahead and delete any library that you are getting this error with. Do not worry, this will not delete the contents in the library, it will only remove the corrupted library. Afterwards, use the tutorial below to restore all default libraries to see if it may be able to fix this for you.

Library-ms is no longer working - Fix in Windows 7 and 8

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A:My Documents Library is a MESS

Hi bigalexe,

It sounds like your "Arrange by" settings were changed. Try right-clicking in an empty area, highlighting Arrange by, and clicking "Folder". Please let me know if that's at all helpful.


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A:Why are My Documents files in both Library and C?

Stop! Libraries are not an actual location! They are nothing but a window, a view, into the folders you link to that library. There is no duplicate content.
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Did it ever show up?
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sfc /scannow

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A:Documents Library Not Functioning

Hi dsopocy and welcome to the forum!

Please try clicking on Start then right-click your Login Name and select "Restore Default Libraries"

Let us know how it turns out
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A:One file not in Documents Library

Quote: Originally Posted by sobershea

I have one file that does not show up in the Documents Library. When I am using my notebook and look at the Documents Library, I can see all the files stored in Documents on my Desktop, which is where the files actually reside. There is one specific file thay does not show up. However I can see that file if I navigate to Users/UserName/Documents. Any ideas? I checked to make sure that file didn't have any permissions restrictions.



Is there something special about the file or folder? what is its name and where is it located?

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well me being the idiot I am I decided it would be a good idea to change the locations that are included in the Documents library so I completely changed the view.

The default locations are

I changed that so I would have more libraries so this is what I got, and I'd like to know how I get it back to what it used to look like (see below)

A:Documents Library Question

Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve


well me being the idiot I am I decided it would be a good idea to change the locations that are included in the Documents library so I completely changed the view.

The default locations are

I changed that so I would have more libraries so this is what I got, and I'd like to know how I get it back to what it used to look like (see below)

Attachment 36575

Hi and welcome

there are a couple of ways. do you have the win 7 dvd?
If you have a backup to restore is the easiest, then a repair install, then if nec. a re-install.

Im sure there is a way to simply move them back but I dont know it. someone probably does.

Hope this helps

Ken J
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Hi dateacha, and welcome to TSF.

Some of us are on SP3 now. I would not advise you to go that far but, you have to get SP2. Not having it is leaving your computer open to all kind of problems. Microsoft updates has more of an effect on your system than you would think. Its imperitive that you get these updates asap.

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A:pictures library manual

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The following article is great, however I cannot find a reference to the "New Library" button.

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Many Thanks

A:Remove New Library Button in from Library Toolbar

Hello Lee,

Doing step 7 in the tutorial below to remove "New -> Library" from the context menu will not remove the "New Library" toolbar button, but it will also effectively disable it. It may be a good workaround for you.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

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A:cannot access Library folders keep getting LIBRARY-MS File

Did you first set up a Homegroup with the other machines in your network?

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A:cannot access Library folders keep getting LIBRARY-MS File

Did you first set up a Homegroup with the other machines in your network?

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Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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A:MMJB 10: No option to save library or new library

It might be that the file is hidden and windows cannot see it. Go to My Computer, then Tools > Folder Options > View > select shown hidden files and folders.

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A:WMP11 finds my song library but won't add it in the library?

First turn off Monitor Folders and leave WMP open in the library view. To add songs to the library, select the music file folder(s) in Windows Explorer then drag-and-drop them into the WMP window.

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A:Missing folder in 'Documents Library'.

Check in your Recycling bin.
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A:System won't allow any files in Library/Documents

Run this:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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A:Documents.library-ms" is no longer

The MS library (never got used to the pronunciation or spelling of that word, surely it should be LIBERY, no?) Anyhooo... its really just a link to your local profile. Though I don't specifically know what has happened, it is entirely possible that the link is 'broken' but the actual files still remain in the appropriate location.

For Example

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refer to this thread.
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Hello JoLynW, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Use a screen capture image to shows the contents and name of this folder.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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Click on File Explorer Icon, the Libraries window opens, Right click Libraries on the Left side and choose Restore Default Libraries.
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Quote: Originally Posted by rundwald

when I open the library the file names are still shown as before.


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Quote: Originally Posted by davpet

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Right click the Libraries listing on the left column and click on Restore default libraries,
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My problem is maybe a little complicated I want to move my iTunes library to an external hard drive Unfortunately I tried to move it without following the proper instructions from Mac I moved the music files iTunes Music folder to the external hard drive and deleted the folder and music files from my computer after the move Then I went to iTunes preferences to change the location of iTunes Media to the external Then I checked it and iTunes couldn t play couldn t find any of the files of course I moved everything back changed the preferences still couldn t find the songs so I re-created my library and playlists following the instructions from Apple support Now most of my music is back in iTunes but not all Some of it it said it couldn t find I m not sure of all of the music it can t find I know some of it from memory All of the files are in the iTunes Music folder I (iTunes some library iTunes Solved: Library Help find songs) can't assume and I so want to added the files it couldn t find but not duplicate everything I have in my library already Then move my files to the external properly How do I do this Bonus question None of my I iphone applications are in my iTunes I m afraid to connect my phone now as I fear I will lose the applications and Solved: iTunes Library Help (iTunes library can't find some songs) the info in those apps How should I handle this Sorry for the long explanation Thanks for your patience nbsp

A:Solved: iTunes Library Help (iTunes library can't find some songs)
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I just did a recovery on my laptop to get the "arrange by" command to work on my Windows 7 pictures library. When I had loaded the discs and the "new" Windows 7 was loaded the command worked fine - once I loaded the HP downloads the command did not work (libraries stuck in Folder command ). Need help to figure this out ! Thanks for the help.
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I clicked on "restore settings" in my pictures library mistakenly thinking it would make the changes I made to the navigation pane go back to the way I had it a moment before(like an undo button) but it totally messed up the organization of my photos. They now show as folders even though the view is set to large icons. They are no longer organized by month but by when they were downloaded to my computer. Photos are a high priority for me. I'm sick about it... I read something about a systems restore button in the control panel, but I'm scared. I don't want to wreck anything further.


A:clicked on "restore settings" in my pictures library, oops

Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, the Pictures library is:

Arrange by -> FolderView by -> Medium iconsSort by -> Folder pathGroup by -> Folder path

You can adjust these to how you like. You may need to play with it a bit though.

Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

Folder View - Change Icon Size and Layout in File Explorer
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i'm currently in charge of the IT support of a school, and the error message
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I found something to solve this issue : delete libraries, then restor it. But this methode work only for accounts one by one, and they are more than 700!

So I want to solve this issues in a programmatic way, i found some tools like ShLib an SlUtil but it doesn't work

If someone already had this kind of problème, i'll be pleased to know how it gone!
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HELP!! I got tired of all the clutter in the "Documents" section of the Libraries. I created a new Library for my client files. I included a folder and many sub-folders from deep within the Documents library. It is working properly, the files and folders are now available in the new Library.

GREAT, BUT!!! Now every file (even I.E. favorites) that was in the Documents library is listed removed from their folders. This is over 13,000 files! In the "Documents" Library there is still "My Documents" file (I came from XP), and the files and folders are properly displayed there.

How do I get the Documents file to not show me every file I have removed from their folders?

A:Files in "Documents" Library removed from folders

Hello and welcome to the Forum. Where did all this "clutter" come from. Are they files that you transferred from another PC?
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I have two computers in a Homegroup. I have been able to share files with no issue between the two - except today I noticed that I get a "Working on it" message and File Explorer hangs when trying to pull up the Pictures library from one of the computers. The other libraries (Videos, documents, etc.) work fine.

I've removed sharing. I've removed the offending computer from the Homegroup.

Neither fixed.

Any ideas?
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I don't know what I did but my Pictures library now has this "header" which shows me the number of pictures I have. Previously it wasn't there. I want to remove the "header". I'm not sure what it is called and nothing I have tried worked so far.

A:Removing "header" from Pictures Library

Welcome to the Seven Forums
If you have your folder in the Favorites it's not there.
In the Libraries it's there

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Nevermind. Edit: answer already here.

Difference: corruption of my library was caused by clicking Apply then OK too quickly on the "Picture Properties" window (Start > Right click "Pictures" > Properties), causing the library to be updated twice simultaneously.

Actually the fix I linked above does NOT solve my specific problem. The repair install suggested therein is apparently the only fix.

A:"" is no longer working

When clicking on "Pictures" in the Start Menu, I receive:

When doing "right click > Properties" on "Pictures", I receive:

I'm not fixing to try the repair install because I'll be purchasing Windows 7 soon anyways, but I certainly won't be making this mistake twice, since there is apparently no fix (at least that I can find).
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Hello. Let me start off with saying I know next to nothing about computers but googled my problem and was lead to this site. I received this message while trying to access my picture library.
"pictures.library-ms" is no longer working. This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected.

Can anyone help me fix this problem?

A:"pictures.library-ms" is no longer working

Might try this out.

Libraries - Restore Default
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I accidentally deleted the entire My Pictures folder from my library. How do I get it back? I was trying to delete an album and it deleted the entire library of pictures. My photos are still in the Windows 8 library just not the My folders library. Any help will be appreciated!

A:I deleted the "My Pictures" folder from my library

Hello jbcarrere. Welcome to Eight Forums.

Open the recycle bin and select what you want to restore if you can.
(assuming they are still there)