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My music etc. in start menu, link to root forlder, not library?

Q: My music etc. in start menu, link to root forlder, not library?

Hi everyone

I dont use libraries and dont like the way that you cant have indivual folder views with them. So when I click on the start menu and have the links for 'music, pictures, video etc' i would like it to link straight to the root folder and not to the library

Does anyone know how to do this?

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A: My music etc. in start menu, link to root forlder, not library?

If you right click on the Library
Then go to properties. You can click on the original host folder and delete it and then add your own by clicking on include a folder
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Hi Soulfinger,

You might consider restoring the default location for the C:\Users\(username)\Music folder and just create a shortcut to the music folder on the D drive and place it in the C:\Users\(username)\Music folder. This way you do not have the extremely long list, and the D drive folder opens in a separate windows when you click on the shortcut. Plus, you can name the shortcut anything.

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Welcome to sevenforums!

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A:Add Custom Folder/Library to the Start Menu

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Thanks so much

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This link may help you:
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Originally Posted by Squa190

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Hello mef1975

See if the instructions here help you.

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Did you try default settings.
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Hello SR,

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You might see if this may work you.Open your User folder from the Start menu.
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Hello Cisco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you already have those items checked in the Customize Start Menu settings to have those folders added to the dark right side of the Start Menu as either a link or menu?

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Enhancements disabled did not work.

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A:Media Center and music library

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A:WMP11 - Music Library Problem

WMP is an OK media player, but the music database just doesn't work that well.

For a large music collection you should try MediaMonkey, a freeware all-in-one music organizer.
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A:Windows 7 not saving my music library

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A:wmp12 "there are no items in your music library"

The "library" is not even a real's just a virtual location that doesn't have any content unless someone chooses to place "files" there by having them imported to that location.  In reality...all that happens (IMO) is that a pointer/shortcut is placed there which points to the real file location and allows it to be accessed/played.
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A:Music library partition links?

If you use Windows Media Player in Windows 7, you can tell it to look for music in a certain location.
Organize-Manage Libraries-Music-Add, and then select the location where your music is.