How to Create a Library in Windows 7

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In Brief...

Libraries allow you to organize your files in one central location, no matter where they are actually located, making it easier to work with them. Windows 7 provides four default libraries called Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video, and you can also create your own. To create a new library in Windows 7, follow these five steps.


  1. Select the Start menu button.

  2. Select your user name.
    Select User Name

  3. From the navigation pane on the left, select Libraries.
    Navigation Pane on Left

  4. In the Libraries window, select New Library.
    Libraries Window

  5. Type a name for your new Library.
    Named Library

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Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.