How to Add Libraries to Windows Explorer in Windows 8

In this article I have described how to add and remove a library category and new folders in the same category in Windows 8.

Introduction

As we already know, the Windows 8 operating system has many special, advanced and improved features, such as an improved search, an improved Task Manager and inclusion of the Metro UI . It also allows us to add new folders and items in a library of Windows Explorer in Windows 8. We can even add a new library to Windows Explorer in Windows 8.

In this article we will learn how to add or remove a library category and new folders in a category in Windows 8.

Steps to Add library category and folder in itself

Step 1

First, we have to move on Start window screen in Windows 8.

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Step 2

Then click on the Desktop icon present in the Windows 8 Start screen.

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Step 3

Then right-click on the "MyComputer" icon on the Desktop window and click on the open in the drop down menu.

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Step 4

Now we can find a library category in all of the Windows Explorer window which is located towards the second top-left of the Windows Explorer screen, as shown in following image.

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Step 5

If you want to add a new library to this category then you have to right-click on Libraries and select the new->library option from the drop down list as shown in the following image.

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Step 6

When you perform the above action then the new library will be added in this category as shown in the figure:

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According to our choice you can give any name to it.

Step 7

Now if you want to add new folders to this new library then you have to right-click on Libraries and select the properties option from the drop down list as shown in following image:

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Step 8

When you click on properties then a new window will appear named new library properties as below:

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Step 9

Now to add a new folder just click on the add button that is in the preceding window then a new window appears as in:

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Step 10

Now select whichever you want to add and then just click on the include folder as shown in the following image:

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NOTE - We can also delete or rename the library as well as its folders.