How To Create New Libraries In Windows 10

Introduction

 
The library is an additional and very helpful feature in the Windows family. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to organize all the folders in one place as well.
 
Libraries are the virtual collections of folders in your system. Libraries are the centralized place for bringing together all the related similar files and folders like documents, music, pictures, videos, and other files. By using the libraries, the user can easily organize all the similar shortcut files and folders in one place.
 
By default, Windows 10 comes with six different libraries.
  • Camera Roll
  • Documents
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Saved Pictures
  • Videos
This tutorial will show you various ways on how to create a new library in Windows 10.
 

Enable the Library View In Windows 10

 
Step 1
 
Open the "File Explorer" by pressing the "Windows + E" key. 
 
Step 2
 
In the menu bar, click on the "View" tab.
 
Step 3
 
Under the 'View" tab, click on the "Navigation pane" and then click on the "Show libraries" option.
 
view.png
 

Create New Library In Windows 10

 
By using the Libraries folder, the user can easily create a new library. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Method 1: By using the Libraries
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box. (Alternatively, you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window).
 
Step 2
 
Type "shell:libraries" and press enter key to open "Libraries".
 
RUN command
 
Step 3
 
Right-click on the empty space and click on New > Library.
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click on new
Step 4
 
Give a name to the newly created library.
 
give it a name
 
Step 5
 
Double-click on the newly created library then, click on "Include a folder" to include folders to the newly created library.
 
include in folder
 
Note:
 
Alternatively, you can create a new library by click on the Home > New item > Library.
 
alternate way
 
Method 2. Using File Explorer
 
By using File Explorer, the user can also create a new library. Follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open the File Explorer by pressing the "Windows + E" key.
 
Step 2
 
Navigate to the folder that you want to include in the library.
 
navigate the folder that you want
 
Step 3
 
Right-click on it and select, Include in Library > Create new library.
 
follow the instructions
 
Now, the new library will be created. And the new library will be named the same as the included folder.
 

Rename the Libraries Folder In Windows 10

 
The user can easily rename the "Libraries" folder through Registry Editor, follow the below instructions to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box. (Alternatively, you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window).
 
Step 2
 
Type "regedit.exe" and press enter key to open "Registry Editor".
 
RUN command
 
Step 3
 
Navigate the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}.
 
navigate the following path
 
Step 4
 
Right-click on the empty area, and select New > String Value.
 
follow the instructions
 
Step 5
 
Change its name to "LocalizedString".
 
Change its name to "LocalizedString"
 
Step 6
 
To rename the Libraries folder, change the 'value data' that you want. And, click OK to proceed.
 
change its "Value data" that you want
 
Step 7
 
Restart or Sign out and Sign in your system to see the effects. 
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can create a new library in Windows 10.
 
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