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I'm on windows 7; how can I make my desktop act (basically) like a library? (Libraries being the new Windows 7 feature)

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Want to clarify your question a bit? I guess you don't want to borrow books from your desktop? –  Jawa Jun 14 '10 at 7:26
    
In windows 7, "Libraries" offer what amounts to a union view of multiple folders. I think he wants the icons on his desktop to come from multiple folders, possibly with some sort of divider between them. –  Darth Android Jun 14 '10 at 7:48
    
What Darth Android said :) –  RCIX Jun 14 '10 at 22:44
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Open libraries.

Right click->New->Library.

Give it a name (e.g. desktop)

Open your new library and add the desktop folder to it.

Is that the sort of thing you're aiming for?

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I think he wants the files in the Desktop library to appear on his desktop. –  Phoshi Jun 14 '10 at 7:51
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Create a symlink from Desktop folder to the Desktop Library? @Phoshi –  Sathya Jun 14 '10 at 16:06
    
@Sathya: but are libraries even real folders for the purposes of symlinking? –  RCIX Jun 14 '10 at 23:36
    
Valid point, @RCIX forgot libraries cannot be symlinked, however they can be drag-and-dropped onto the desktop i.imgur.com/J9yMH.jpg –  Sathya Jun 15 '10 at 0:14
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