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Windows 10 Tip: Make Libraries Show Up in File Explorer

Microsoft first introduced the Libraries feature in Windows 7, and they provide an efficient way to manage files that are located across external, internal, and network drives.

However, Microsoft has hidden them in Windows 10 and 8.1. Here’s how to make them show up again.

Libraries are an underutilized and often forgot feature in Windows. If you aren’t familiar with Libraries in Windows, make sure to read our article: How to Stay Organized with Windows Libraries.

Show Libraries in Windows 10

Open File Explorer and open the View tab click the Navigation pane button and select Show Libraries.

Show libraries

That’s all there is to it! Now you can use the Libraries feature like you did in Windows 7.

libraries file explorer

For more about the Libraries feature, check out these other articles linked below.

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