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#16 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:09

Who is the person who told Microsoft libraries are confusing? I want to know, so I can have a word with them.

I've never been a fan of the implementation of Libraries and always found them to be annoying.




#17 Kyang

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:13

Managing them through that small pane was a little annoying, but ultimately, if the user never tweaked them, then they worked just like regular folders anyway.  I'm not sure why they now need to be hidden, and inactive by default.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:48

Well if you want to add your own folder there, here's a trick for 'normal' users using a GUI: :p

- Click Map Network Drive in This-PC

- Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.

- In the 'Add Network Location Wizard', click Next twice

- Specify the location as \\XYZ-PC\C$\<YourFolderName>  where \\XYZ-PC is your computer name, C$ or D$ is your drive letter and path follows after that.

 

However this will add it under the "Network Locations" heading, not the "Folders" heading.



#19 George P

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:51

I'm sure they're getting feedback about this by now and should come up with a way to add folders or hide them as well.



#20 Dashel

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 21:55

Adding locations should still go under Favs imo.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 22:12

Adding locations should still go under Favs imo.

 

It defeats the purpose of having it then. :p The folder I want to put there is a folder I use more than those. If I wanted it in favorites I'd have put it there already. ;)



#22 George P

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:10

Looks like someone will have to write a quick little app to let us tweak that list and remove/add to it.  Or at least hide the folders we don't want to see/user.  Like desktop, I don't put things on my desktop anymore.