Windows 7 – Create And Add New Libraries

Windows 7 – Create And Add New Libraries

Microsoft has introduced an excellent new feature in Windows 7 known as “Libraries” which helps you organize and manage your data in a systematic manner. By default, Windows 7 comes with a number of Libraries such as Contacts, Communications, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music. Vista users might also be pretty familiar with these names.  

However, Windows 7 Libraries are somewhat different by nature. Windows 7 Libraries are not just individual folders but every library folder is a collection of assorted folders. Every Library is customized to store specific content. For Example, you will find the URL links of your downloaded files stored within the Download Library.  

If you feel that the built-in Libraries are not enough and you have some specific needs, Windows 7 Operating System offers you with the option of adding more Libraries as per your preference. To add a new Library to the Windows 7 Libraries List, you need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Click on the “Windows Orb” present on your taskbar. Go to “Accessories” and then to “Windows Explorer and open “Libraries”. Alternatively, click on the start button to display the Start Menu and click on your user name. From your personal folder that opens, click on Libraries.
  • In the Libraries Window, place your mouse-pointer on an empty space and right click to display the right-click context menu.
  • Go to the option “New” in the context menu and select “Library”.

  • Give a name to your new Library.
  • Now that you have created a Library, you need to decide on what to include in your new Library. You need to simply right-click on the library and select the option “Properties”.
  • Next, you need to click on the button “Add” and browse to choose a folder/directory to be included in the library. Once the folder is been selected, click on the button “Include Folder”. Repeat this step if you wish to add more directories to the library.

  • For optimizing the library, click on the dropdown that allows you to optimize the library for correct type of content such as Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Internet or General Items. Select the preferred type of optimization.

  • If you do not want the new Library to be displayed inside the Navigation Pane, simply uncheck the checkbox for the option that allows you to show the library within the Navigation Pane.

Reveal The Hidden Menu Items In “Send To” Menu In Windows 7

Simple Trick For Revealing The Hidden Menu Items In “Send To” Menu In Windows 7

In all Windows Operating Systems, the option “Send To” which appears in the right-click context menu allows you to send any file or folder to another destination easily and instantly. The “Send To” feature basically copies the files/ folders to the destined location.

The moment you take your mouse pointer to the “Send To” option, you will get a submenu which typically displays menu items which include Desktop (create shortcut), Compressed (zipped) Folder, Mail Recipient, Documents, CD/DVD RW Drive, Fax Recipient etc.

Normally, if you wish to copy or send files/ folders to other destination folders such as My Documents, Downloads, My Pictures, My Music, Saved Games, My Videos, etc., which are not present in “Send To” menu by default, you need to add them to “Send To” menu or copy and paste the files/ folders to the preferred destination manually.

However, this is not the case with Windows 7. In Windows 7, you do not need to follow this lengthy procedure of adding your preferred destination folders to “Send To” menu anymore. Windows 7 comes with a hidden expansion to your “Send To” menu.

 

To activate this hidden expansion, you need to simply press and hold the “Shift” key, while you right-click on a file or folder. Microsoft has implemented this technique in Windows 7 and Vista for revealing hidden context menu items such as options for opening Command Window, copying as path etc. as well as for revealing the right-click context menu for Taskbar’s pinned icons.

As “Send To” is one of the items in the right-click context menu, when you press and hold the “Shift” key while right-clicking on a file or folder, not only will the right-click context menu reveal extra hidden items, you will see some extra/hidden folders and directories in “Send To” submenu as well. The folders and directories displayed will belong to the current logged on user.

The extra/hidden items which will be revealed in “Send To” menu include folders such as Desktop, Contacts, Downloads, Links, Favorites, My Music, My Documents, My Pictures, Saved Games, My Videos, Tracing and Searches.

How Can I Create A BackUp Of Firefox Extensions And Store It In My Computer

Backing up your Browser Settings: MozBackup for Firefox and Thunderbird

Using a browser such as Firefox and/or Thunderbird may be a great experience, but if you have to format your computer, then you lose all your bookmarks and settings and extensions. The only way out seems to be that you have to backup each item individually and this can be quite a tedious process. However, there is a small and handy utility called MozBackup that takes care of all the backing-up you need to do with these browsers.

The purpose of this application is simple and straightforward – it backs-up and/or restores all the customized data for your browsers. Although named MozBackup, this tool works with a few other browsers as well – viz. Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and Netscape.

Its design and use is also simple – all you have to do is close the browser that you wish to back-up and then launch MozBackup. MozBackup will ask you to choose the function you want to carry out – backup or restore, and then it will ask you to select program, then the profile, and so on. The process for restoring your customized browser profiles is also the same.

This tiny download of around 800K is easily available on the net for free. It is compatible with all Windows platforms.

You can download your copy of MozBackup from this link.