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Show Libraries Option in Navigation Area of Windows Explorer [Windows 8.1]

Posted in Windows5 years ago

Libraries feature was initially introduced in Windows 7 that enables you to manage all of your files and folders in a proper way that are in scattering from across your system. You can edit the pre-existing libraries as well as you can create the new ones. It allows you to add more files and folders without using extra hard disk space. In Windows 8.1, the users will see only the default features in Windows Explorer folder like Favorites, This PC, SkyDrive, Network and Homegroup. If you want to show Libraries feature, you need to enable it. Unluckily, the majority of the Windows 8.1 users does not know about the existence of this amazing feature and therefore, is unable to use it for organizing their documents properly. There are too easy techniques to show libraries option in the Windows Explorer. You just need to spend a few moments to enable libraries feature by using either of these two ways. They have been discussed below.

Methods to Show Libraries in Windows Explorer of Windows 8.1

Method 1:

Step 1: You need to click on “File Explorer” icon that lies on the taskbar of your Windows 8.1 desktop.

File ExplorerStep 2: On the left side you will see the navigation pane. You need to right-click in the navigation pane on any empty place. Some options will appear and you need to select “Show Libraries” option.

Show Libraries Method 2:

Step 1: Click on the “File Explorer” that lies on the taskbar.  You can either use the above mentioned method for opening it or you can press Windows logo + E combination for opening it.

Step 2: You need to click the option “View” that appears in the File Explorer. It will show you different sub-options.

View option in File ExplorerStep 3: Next, you will find a Navigation Pane on the left side exactly below “File” option. You need to click on it to open a drop down menu. Here, you need to select “Show Libraries” option.

Show Libraries in Navigation Pane-Final

Now you have successfully enabled Libraries feature in your Windows 8.1 and it did not take you a longer time. You just spent you’re a few seconds on enabling it. You can manage your files, folders, pictures, videos and other things in a better way by using this amazing feature.


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