How to add folder to libraries on Windows 8

Libraries are shortcut available to access some of the common folders on Windows 8. The default folders included in Libraries section are Documents, Downloads, Music, Videos and Pictures

Windows 8 Libraries 

If you have other folders that are frequently accessed then you can add them to the Libraries list by the following ways.

Method 1

Step 1: Open File Explorer on Windows 8,

Step 2: In File Explorer’s Navigation Pane, Select and Right click on Libraries.

Add Library

Step 3: Select Library sub menu under New menu.


Step 4: After entering name for new library, Select the library and click the Include a folder button available on the details pane.

Inlcude a folder in Library

This should provide you with an option to assign folder for library.

Inlcude a folder in Projects

Method 2

Step 1: Launch File Explorer on Windows 8.

Step 2: Navigate to the folder which needs to be included in the Libraries list.

Include in Library

Step 3: Right click on the Folder and select Include in library then Create new library. This should add folder to the libraries section.

Removing folder from Libraries

A folder added the libraries can be removed by simply selecting the Library and pressing Delete on the Keyboard.

Restoring default libraries

If you have done too many changes to the Libraries list and want to quickly undo all the changes then you can use the Restore default libraries option.

Restore default libraries

In Category: Windows, Windows 8

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