Libraries are cool … but what do most people need to add a new one for? Documents, music, photos, videos, that covers the bases for most people.
Well … here’s one I figured out.
Locate the folders where the shortcuts on your start menu are located. Right click on the folder, and there will be an option to “Include in library”. Click that, and there is an option to add a new library.
Why would you want to do this?
Well, if you’re like me, your Start menu gets cluttered up by a lot of software installs which create their own folders.
Also, I work in an office with a LAN: installs that I do are stored in one location, while defaults are stored in another location. This means that my Start menu often doesn’t have what I want at the top.
So, where are those folders?
- Each user has a folder that stores their Start menu shortcuts. It’s in c:\users\username\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu.
- Also, there may be Start menu shortcuts in a similar path, where the username is default, public, or some other name created by your employer.
- Lastly, there are also some in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
For each of these, you may need to go into your folder options and unhide hidden folders.