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Is there a specific path or a registry where the library settings are stored. So that i can backup and restore my libraries when ever I restore my computer using an image or reinstall my computer

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A Library in Windows 7 is stored as an XML definition file that has a file extension of “.library-ms.” The file name is the actual library’s name. For example, the Documents Library is represented by an XML file called Documents.library-ms. Library descriptions are saved on disk in the

%appdata% Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries folder (also known as FOLDERID_Libraries).


With regard to backup/restore libraries, this option is included in the Backup/Restore. You can change the backup settings and in the What do you want to backup? ** dialog select **Let me choose and then you can check what libraries to backup.

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I dont want to use windows backup so then can i just copy and paste the info to the library location whenever i reload the computer? – rzlines Mar 17 '10 at 16:56
Yes, you can copy the library and the paste it after restoring your computer – Nicu Zecheru Mar 17 '10 at 17:04
Brilliant thanks a lot! – rzlines Mar 17 '10 at 17:10

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