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Documents Library in Windows 7 no longer working ( Music + pictures +

Q: Documents Library in Windows 7 no longer working ( Music + pictures +


i have an issues with my library file

my library its looking like this and i cant open it !!!!

and there is no " users " folder in the c:

can any one help me please


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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 am trying to help someone who has an HP laptop with Win i processor GB RAM bit Click on any of the Libraries and you see this message Documents library-ms is no longer working I searched this forum and found a post that references the Microsoft fix item below A web search found a number of posts including http www winhelponline com blog fix-error-library-ms-is-no-longer-working-windows- http answers microsoft com en-us -working e c - - e - a-ae aa c working is no longer Documents.library-ms b http www techsupportforum com for cess-libraries-library-ms-problem- html These posts are generally consistent in Documents.library-ms is no longer working their instructions a delete existing libraries restore default libraries - OR b just restore default libraries However there are a number of responses to those instructions some say that they work others say they don t work The rd forum listed above claims that quot this can be caused by the file association for Library-ms files being corrupted quot and to download and run Libraryfix Win zip no link provided All of which is a little confusing and not inclined to inspire confidence with the recommended solution So does anyone on this forum have any experience with this problem If so have you tried the Microsoft fix If so does it work Thanks for your help nbsp
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This has just happenened,have no idea why,can i replace the library thanks

A:Pictures library no longer working

refer to this thread.
"" is no longer working
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Hi i have Windows 8 Pro

I found this link but it's still not fixed. Does someone have a solution to this.
Fix Error "Documents.library-ms is no longer working" in Windows 7 - The Winhelponline Blog
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I had the Pictures library no longer working error happen yesterday, it's still the same today.
Is there an 'easy-to-follow' cure for this, as I'm puzzled as to where my imported pictures will go when I next transfer pics from my digital camera? .

Thanks in advance,

** EDIT, it's 7022 - stupid me **

A:7022 Pictures.library-ms is no longer working error message.

Hello Bob,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you tried a restore point to before this problem started? Did you download some pics and now they're gone missing?

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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.



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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i'm currently in charge of the IT support of a school, and the error message
«"Documents.library-ms" is no longer working » appeared on student account whenever they want to reach ther windows library directories.

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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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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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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My computer is a bit like the car turn either of them on and expect it to do its 'thing' but when it doesn't stuck My windows library is not working nightmare Anyway I've researched how to delete and then reinstall programme sorry if my jargon aint with it What I cannot understand is why this library facility has so many awful reviews on the forum who are slatting this facility and how it eventually clogs up memory with duplicated files Then there are others they proclaim if you take the time to learn and understand how to use it it will transform your searching experience What confuses me more is that there are many attempting to disable or totally eradicate it from the computer There is a quot registry hack quot website for windows which Library 8 no working is longer Windows disables the library I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this matter AND also If anyone would feel temptation towards disabling it completely If Windows 8 Library is no longer working these people don't want the library to work is there a reason why they do not just leave it as mine is now Whenever I save a word doc it warns me library not working but the files stores elsewhere no problem Maybe I shouldn't bother repairing or perhaps that affects the overall performance I'd be grateful for any thoughts

A:Windows 8 Library is no longer working

Learn to use Libraries. They can make it real easy to have a single place to access similar data spread across multiple folders/partitions/hard drives. Entries in libraries are nothing more than pointers to the real location of data. They take up almost no space at all so there is no reason to ever delete them except for when you no longer want to access something that way, then just right click on the entry and select Remove entry from library.

Likewise, when you want to add an entry, right click on it and select Include in Library then pick the library you want it included in or create a new library.

For instance, I have 3 library entries under Documents, my personal documents folder, my wife's personal documents folder and My Documents which is the root of the above two and has all the stuff that is not specific to either of us.
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Using Win 8 and Office 2010. All of a sudden all of my libraries went away. When I click on any library. (Documents, Music, Pictures). I get an error message in a box. It says:
"Documents.library-ms" is no longer
This library can be safely deleted from
your computer. Folders that have been
included will not be affected.

All the folders are gone. I was working with a letter in MS Word. Help, what did I do and What do I do next to retrieve everything?? There is nothing in my Recycle Bin.
Thanx for your help,

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

My libraries will appear to be directly in my 'Jimscreechy' folder on my desktop or in the 'Libraries' folder in my windows explorer. In actual fact this is just a link to the real location which is C:\users\jimscreeechy\my music

So firstly navigate to C:\users\'your computer ID'\music... which judging from your member name I am going to equate to c:\users\eddie460\my music

if you navigate to this location and find your files, sing halleluyah and recreate the links by right-clicking the libraries icon and selecting new, then navigating to the location of your choice (music for example) where you want to reinstate the library. You can also create NEW libraries like (Reviews, Avenging Angels, Top secret stuff ) in this manner... if you choose.

If on the other hand you navigate to where your files should be and there is nothing there! Well, you may need to look at restoring from backup (if you have one) or undeleting from the recycle bin (if you haven't emptied it) or (as a last resort) reclaiming files with a restore program (shaky if you've been using the PC for any length of time since the loss of the link)

ER... hope this helps.
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Using longer no [SOLVED] Documents.library-ms" is Win and Office All of my libraries have become unusable When I click on the [SOLVED] Documents.library-ms" is no longer File Explorer icon in the Quick [SOLVED] Documents.library-ms" is no longer Launch Toolbar of the Desk Top I get four icons representing Library s Music Pictures and Videos When I click on LIBRARY I get error message LIBRARY library-ms quot is no longer working This library can be safely deleted from your computer Folders that have [SOLVED] Documents.library-ms" is no longer been included will not be affected I get a similar error message if i click on any of the others In addition my DOCUMENTS Library is missing I am able to view and recall items in Documents all of which are Word items by creating a new word document clicking on RECENT This gives me all of my documents How do I restore the ability to click on the File Explorer icon and then Documents to see and use all my Word documents and files I asked this question previously and received a solution from JIMSCREECHY He suggested that I navigate to C users my computer ID any library and right-clicking the libraries icon and selecting new then navigating to the location of your choice music for example where you want to reinstate the library When I right click on Library or any other item I do not have a NEW option If I highlight Library and right click in the field I am given the NEW option Clicking on it creates a new Library Similarly doing the same to PICTURES VIDEOS or MUSIC also creates a NEW LIBRARY Today I did a system restore to a point before this all happened and it did no good Everything is still not working As you can see I need some help please Thanks eddie

A:[SOLVED] Documents.library-ms" is no longer

Click on File Explorer Icon, the Libraries window opens, Right click Libraries on the Left side and choose Restore Default Libraries.
If that doesn't work, Your profile may be corrupted.
Try creating a new user with Admin rights, log out of the current user profile and login as the new user. Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help
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A:My Documents, My Pictures, My Music

Set the folder read only (must be done using the attrib command in a Command Prompt)
Create a desktop.ini file in the folder. Use the one in My Documents as a guide.
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A:All Files(Documents, Music, Pictures) Gone

Do you have any other computers available to you? You can run Recuva on a flash drive or the like, and see if that nets you anything? Since installing things would overwrite previous files.
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A:Solved: Change My Documents, My Pictures, My Music...

If you clidk Start, then right-click My Documents, and select Properties, then click the "Move" button, you get an opportunity to select another location to store your documents from a small Explorer window. Expand My Computer (click the "+" sign) and you should see your external drive. Select that drive, and then click the "Make New Folder" button, and name the new folder whatever you like (or select an existing folder if it suits your needs). My Music and My Pictures will tag along for the ride automatically.
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Just go to your User name folder as shown in the picture, my name is blocked out in Blue' right click a library folder then choose "Share With" then choose "Stop Sharing" for any particular Library folder that you don't want to share.

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Master of Orion II - Anyone got it to work correctly?

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A:Documents, Pictures and Music not showing (task kill)?

Tried restarting PC?
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A:Splitting My Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos to 2 HDDs

Hello Mike,

I would suggest to install OS to the laptop and keep and the folders in external drive. As you mentioned that you use My Documents mostly, you can copy that folder in your laptop.
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A:problems with documents,pictures,videos and music folders

Welcome to TSF

Can i ask, Have you upgraded from XP recently?

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See if you can find a registry scanner, your registry could suffer from corruption which can also slow the machine down.
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A:Solved: Windows media music library vs music folders

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Thanks, eddie460

“Documents, library - ms"
Is no longer working.
This library can be safely deleted
from your computer. Folders
that have been included will not
be affected.

A:Solved: Documents no longer working

Are you able to access the 'Documents' folder in your user subdirectory? (C:\Users\username\Documents)
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A:Pictures.Libraries-ms is no longer working

Hello Mohave,

You can delete any library that you get this type of error with, then see if you may be able restore the default libraries to have them work again. You may need to add folders you want back to each library.

Hope this helps,
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A:Windows Explorer to open Documents Library

Quote: Originally Posted by davpet

I would like to know if there is any possible way that if I had to click on my Windows Explorer icon that it would open up my Documents library folder directly so as that I have immediate access to these folders. If not how would I be able to then create a shortcut for myself that would open this folder.

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Hi and welcome
Navigate to the folder you want to open. Right click>crate shortcut>drag to desktop. May require either run as admin, or take ownership. Bith have instructions in the tutorial section

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**** it im using iTunes
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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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Hi there,

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A:Windows 8 Music App Media Library frustrations!

This is not an audio problem (this forum section) but more a customization issue.

I'm using my Win 7 system right now and I see C:\Users\myname\Music as one location. Also C:\Users\Public\Music as another. Look in those locations.
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Hi TwoTabs, welcome to the forums, install this codecs and will play almost anything. - Windows 8 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
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Hi Bantha
Here is and article you might be interested in.,2000048590,20268189,00.htm From what I understand version 9 is very hard to uninstall. If you absolutely have to have a Microsoft product and you do find a way to uninstall version 9 then go back to 8.0.
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reinstall pics app
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Welcome to TSG.
If the files are still there after a search, you probably have a virus,
Did you also check your sound card if it still works?
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Try using Shift-Right click and use Open With ..

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Originally Posted by xdarkmario

i noticed that after updating to build 10547 i cant play music and minise the app anymore. this but happened a while ago back on windows 8 and it just went away i think but its very annoying, i have to use vlc to listen to music now and i like groove mucic

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A:Music files appearing on Pictures as well as Music.

Panic over. I stumbled across the answer.
Start/Right click Pictures/Left click Properties/highlight unwanted folders.Left click remove.
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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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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

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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Hello Alphlax

Libraries - Restore Default - Windows 7 Help Forums
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A:My pictures in Library Win 7

Easiest to just add the current photo location to the Library.
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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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Here's a link on how to Restore Default Libraries, maybe that will help.

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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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sfc /scannow

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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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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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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Hello a2cpc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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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)

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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

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Quote: Originally Posted by Adrianx

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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.



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