A Guide on Libraries in Windows 10

In this post, we will see:

How to Show or hide libraries

Remember that the steps to hide and show are the same. Let’s get started.

Method #1

Right-click on the space in the Navigation pane.

In the context menu, click the Show libraries option.

Method #2

Open File Explorer on Windows 10.

Go to the View tab on the ribbon.

Hit on Navigation Pane.

Click Show libraries.

Method #3

Start File Explorer Options.

Navigate to the View tab.

Click Show libraries.

Click on the OK button.

How to add or remove a folder in a library

Adding folders to a library

Right-click on the library where you want to add a folder.

Click Properties in the context menu.

Click the Add button in the pop-up.

Select the desired folder and then click the Include folder button.

Press the OK button.

Remove folder from library

Open the Properties of the library that contains the folder you want to remove.

Select the folder.

Press the Remove button.

Click on the OK button.

Alternative method

To Add

Select the library in which you want to add a folder.

Click Library Tools on the ribbon > Manage library.

Click the Add button in the pop-up.

Select the folder and then click the Include folder button.

Press the OK button.

or

Right-click on the folder you want to add to the library.

In the context menu, move the mouse over the Include in library option located above the Pin to Start.

Select the desired library.

To Remove

Select the library in which the folder to remove is present.

Click Library Tools on the ribbon > Manage library.

In the pop-up, select the folder you want to remove.

Press the Remove button.

Click on the OK button.

How to add or remove a library in Navigation Pane

Method #1

To Add

Right-click on the library you want to add and click the Show in navigation pane option in the context menu.

To Remove

Right-click on the library you want to remove. Click on Don’t show in the navigation pane option in the context menu.

Method #2

To Add or Remove

Select the library and click Library Tools in the Ribbon > Show in navigation pane option.

Method #3

To Add or Remove

Right-click on the library.

Select Properties from the context menu.

Hit on Shown in navigation pane in the pop-up.

Click on the OK button at the bottom.