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Windows 7 Tutorial 7 – Using libraries



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Master the basics of Microsoft Windows 7 and find out what’s new in the latest version of Windows. Windows 7 tutorial 7 – Using libraries.

18 Comments on Windows 7 Tutorial 7 – Using libraries

  1. thank you so much, I thought my videos file was gone forever

  2. I did answer your question; "Libraries will work with any program they just appear like regular folders to the software". They will work with Photoshop or any other program, and do not require any special configuration or know how.
    Also lots more videos on my site too, google top windows tutorials.

  3. I don't like it; I don't like windows, period. But the answer to my question has still not been answered. If I install, say, photoshop on my computer, will all my pictures be seen through photoshop for editing? How do I hook the pictures up with the picture editor. Talk about making things difficult, but that Microsoft for you. No explanations anywhere. I appreciate your trying to help, but still no answer for me. Need you to do more videos for us illiterate computer users. XP was the BEST!

  4. You've completely misunderstood the feature. Libraries will work with any program they just appear like regular folders to the software. You're not storing the pictures in two places either, the libraries give you a view of several locations.

  5. My big question that hasn't been answered is there is only one photo editor in the libraries. What is I want ato install photoshop, or any other editor? Do I have to go back to the "real" folder for My Pictures and associate photoshop with all my pics? Something wrong here – plus if you are putting photos in two different places, doesn't it eat up your space on the hard drive? Seems ridiculous to me. Of course, Windows is a POS anyway – the only great version was XP and that is dead now.

  6. I'll agree that Explorer in Windows 7 did confuse me at first and seemed more of an annoyance compared to Windows Xp Explorer. I've gotten used to it, so it's not such a bad feature anymore.

  7. Libraries, the not much publicized Windows 7 sleeper.

    You may wonder why Windows 7 has two formats in Explorer for viewing your files. Earlier versions of Windows only had one, the folder tree format. The utility and power of Libraries is probably not that well understood among casual users. What it offers over the folder tree is the ability to order files from multiple folders by name, date, tag, etc. The default options are different, depending on how you elect to specify a folder in the folder options menu. The options are General, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video. Selecting one of these options determines what parameters the files can be sorted by.

    The Library features together with the Details display option makes it easy to find duplicate files spread all over your hard drive. It makes it easier to find files from a certain year, month, or day. Since you can specify the folders to be included in a Library, you can eliminate confusion caused by thumbnails copies of pictures, files imbedded in slide shows, etc.

    Another useful feature is the ability to create a library that includes both pictures and videos. New cameras and phones create both, but you may want to store the pictures in the Pictures folder and the videos in the Videos folder. You may later have the need to find both types of files that were recorded on a given day or week. This is easily done by creating a new Library the contains both videos and pictures and sorting by date.

    You may have pictures from scans of prints, slides, or digital pictures that are stored in separate folders. These can be easily combined in a new Library that contains all three. Libraries also have built in slide shows and sharing features.
    When you're using the Library there are help links to explain the use of the various features, including how to set the folder type in folder options to make different parameters available for sorting.

    The featured link below shows the details of Music and Picture libraries. The following two links further explain the use of libraries.
    Part 10 – Windows 7 Library Basics
    Windows 7 Libraries

  8. Libraries, the not much publicized Windows 7 sleeper.

    You may wonder why Windows 7 has two formats in Explorer for viewing your files. Earlier versions of Windows only had one, the folder tree format. The utility and power of Libraries is probably not that well understood among casual users. What it offers over the folder tree is the ability to order files from multiple folders by name, date, tag, etc. The default options are different, depending on how you elect to specify a folder in the folder options menu. The options are General, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video. Selecting one of these options determines what parameters the files can be sorted by.

    The Library features together with the Details display option makes it easy to find duplicate files spread all over your hard drive. It makes it easier to find files from a certain year, month, or day. Since you can specify the folders to be included in a Library, you can eliminate confusion caused by thumbnail copies of pictures, files imbedded in slide shows, etc.

    Another useful feature is the ability to create a library that includes both pictures and videos. New cameras and phones create both, but you may want to store the pictures in the Pictures folder and the videos in the Videos folder of the folder tree. You may later have the need to find both types of files that were recorded on a given day or week. This is easily done by creating a new Library the contains both videos and pictures and sorting by date.

    You may have pictures from scans of prints, slides, or digital pictures that are stored in separate folders. These can be easily combined in a new Library that contains all three. Libraries also have built in slide shows and sharing features.

    When you're using the Library there are help links to explain the use of the various features, including how to set the folder type in folder options to make different parameters available for sorting.

    The featured link below shows the details of Music and Picture libraries. The following two links further explain the use of libraries.
    Part 10 – Windows 7 Library Basics
    Windows 7 Libraries

  9. @TopWindowsTutorials "no reason to use libraries if you don't want to, I think you have misunderstood the feature" — Well, that would be true if the feature could be turned off. Otherwise it will still be in Windows Explorer, eating up precious screen real estate. To remove them from the view, a registry hack is needed. Needing a hack to disable an undesired feature is indeed a load of crap.

  10. Watch any 'Salad Fingers' episode and compare voices..LOL.

  11. could someone help me. When i go to my libraries, i dont see anything (documents, music, pictures, videos). They're on my computer and i can open them by using the start button, but i want them to show up in my libraries. Please help

  12. @guitron45 Windows Explorer works in exactly the same way as it always did, no reason to use libraries if you don't want to, I think you have misunderstood the feature.

  13. This is a load of crap. If I open win explorer in XP or 95 or anything in between I can easily see every folder, EVERY folder. I don't have to open and manage two seperate; [ equally stupid ] windows just to move a folder I have in one place to another. Fine you want to pander to yuppie soccer mom's do it. But give me back explorer in its pristine simplicity. It was the only part of windoze that made any sense. The rest is fear and loathing and way too many mouse clicks to cut thru it.

    Ron

  14. Don't forget you can still download Photo Gallery for free with Windows Live Essentials too

  15. This will kinda compensate the previous windows photo gallery imo. Plus it expands to music etc(?). Great stuff indeed in windows7. Great video. I'll check your other videos later most certainly but later. Thank you for them. Cheers.

  16. Thank you for this awesome upload !
    5/5 for sure

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