Computers have now become an integral part of our lives. They are almost used in every field for bringing speed, accuracy, security and ease in work. In homes the importance of computers has increased over the years. It is of common experience that it is very difficult to find the things from the things in sixes and seven. Same is true for the items in computers also. Thus the effective arrangement is very necessary for the easier access to your files and folders stored in the computer.

Windows 7’s Library feature

Windows seven has the awesome feature of libraries which helps you organize your files and folders. Libraries make it very easier to access a particular file at any time you need it. Four common types of default libraries are music libraries, document libraries, video libraries and pictures libraries. You can also create the customized new libraries easily. These libraries bring all the relevant files in one collection for effective arrangement.

New folders in the library

You can include the new folders in the library. For instance you have a music collection in your external hard drive. You can add new folders in the current music library in your system for the music in the external hard drive. Thus you can always play back your music files from the said folders in your library when your external hard drive is attached to your computer. In order to include a folder in your library go to windows explorer which can be reached via windows task bar. Single click the folder you want to include in the navigation pane. Click “include in library” in the task bar and then click a library where you want to include that folder. If you want to include a folder from an external hard drive, first make sure that your external hard drive is properly attached to your system and windows has recognized it. Click the windows explorer button which can be found in the task bar. Click computer on the navigation pane and then click the folder in your external hard drive which you want to include in the library. Click “include in the library” in the tool bar and then click that particular library where you want to include a folder from your external hard drive.

Including network folder

In order to include a network folder to a library, the network folder must be added to the index or it should be available offline so that the further process could be done. Now go to the task bar and click the windows explorer button to open it. Now click network in the navigation pane and then navigate to the specific folder on the network that you want to include in the library. Click “include in the library” in the tool bar and then click the library where you want to include this specific folder. If you are unable to see the “include in the library” option then it is due to the possibility that the network is not indexed or is not available offline.

It should be noted that folders from some of the removable devices like compact discs and universal serial bus flash drives cannot be included in the library. So you should keep this point in mind while adding folders in libraries.