A Guide on Libraries in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see:

How to Show or Hide Libraries

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

Method #1

  1. Right-click on the blank space in the Navigation pane.
  2. Hit the Show libraries option in the context menu.

Method #2

  1. Open File Explorer in Windows 10.
  2. Go to the View tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Hit on Navigation Pane.
  4. Click on Show libraries.

Method #3

  1. Launch File Explorer Options.
  2. Navigate to the View tab.
  3. Hit Show libraries option.
  1. Click on the Ok button.

How to Add or Remove a Folder in a Library

Add a Folder in a Library

  1. Right-click on the library in which you want to add a folder.
  2. Hit on Properties in the context menu.
  3. Click on the Add button on the pop-up.
  1. Select the folder you want and then hit the Include folder button.
  2. Hit the Ok button.

Remove a Folder in a Library

  1. Open the Properties of the library, which contains the folder you want to remove.
  2. Select the folder.
  3. Hit Remove button.
  4. Click on the Ok button.

Alternate Method

To Add

  1. Select the library in which you want to add a folder.
  2. Hit Library Tools in the Ribbon > Manage library.
  1. Hit the Add button on the pop-up.
  1. Select the folder and then click on the Include folder button.
  2. Hit the Ok button.

or

  1. Right-click on the folder you want to add to a library.
  2. In the context menu, hover your mouse over Include in library option, which you can find above Pin to Start.
  1. Select the library you prefer.

To Remove

  1. Select the library in which the folder you want to remove existing.
  2. Hit Library Tools in the Ribbon > Manage library.
  3. Select the folder you want to remove in the pop-up.
  4. Hit the Remove button.
  5. 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. Click on 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 navigation pane option in the context menu.

Method #2

To Add or Remove

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

Method #3

To Add or Remove

  1. Right-click on the library.
  2. Select Properties in the context menu.
  3. Hit on Shown in navigation pane in the pop-up.
  1. Click on the Ok button at the bottom.