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Customizing Library Folders

In your library folders, you can customize view options based on the contents. In the tab of the Pictures and Music library folders, Windows provides buttons with file management activities specifically related to the contents of the folder, such as Slide Show in the Pictures library, or Play All in the Music library. The Arrange by options are also related to the folder contents, such as Rating in the Pictures library, or Artist in the Music library. When you create a new library folder, you can customize it for documents, pictures, music, and videos by applying a folder template, which is a collection of folder tasks and viewing options. When you apply a template to a folder, you apply specific features to the folder, such as specialized tasks and viewing options for working with documents, pictures, music, and videos.

Customize a Library Folder

  • yellow-1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow-2.jpg Open the library folder you want to change.
  • yellow-3.jpg Click or tap the Properties button on the Home tab.
  • yellow-4.jpg Click or tap the Optimize this library for list arrow, and then select the type of folder you want: General Items, Documents, Music Pictures, or Videos.
  • yellow-5.jpg To show or hide the library in the Navigation pane, select or clear the Shown in navigation pane check box.
  • yellow-6.jpg To restore library default settings for this folder, click or tap Restore Defaults.
  • yellow-7.jpg Click or tap OK.
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