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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Understanding Libraries

Libraries are a new feature in Windows 7 that makes it easier for users to organize, find, and use their documents, pictures, and other data files. By using libraries, users can access files that are stored in different locations as a single collection. For example, documents that are stored in the My Documents folder, the Public documents folder, an external hard drive, and a network share can be accessed as a single set of files in the Documents library—as if they were all stored in the same place. Libraries are also integrated with the Windows Search service to enable users to find the files they need on their computers or on network file servers quickly. Libraries were introduced in Windows 7 to address the problem ...

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