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Out of the (Win7) box, the Public Pictures library points to C:\Users\Public\Pictures. I would like to reset that so it resolves to a secondary harddrive.

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Related (reverse): Removing a folder from a library – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 10 '11 at 16:11
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Are you talking about the Pictures folder when you open a new windows explorer window?

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  • Right click on Pictures

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  • Select Properties

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  • Click on Include a folder..

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  • Add the folder you wish to be used

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  • Select that folder in the Library locations: box
  • Click on Set save location

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  • You can also remove the other given folders if you wish
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on windows8 adding USB external folder: This folder can't be included because it is on a removable device – robert king Jan 3 '13 at 23:33

Open C:\Users\Public\ in Windows Explorer, right click on the Public Pictures folder and select Properties.

Inside of the Properties window, select the Location tab. Here you can specify the location the folder should be stored in.

The Location tab in the Properties window

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OP is asking about changing the target of the library, not the user folder. (Of course, if you want to move the folder, this is right, and you could just move the folder and not change the library for the same effect.) – Shinrai Aug 10 '11 at 15:32
@Shinrai: This is my interpretation of the question. :) – Sebastian Paaske Tørholm Aug 10 '11 at 15:34

Open your Windows Explorer. Right click on the "Pictures" Library, and hit Properties. Once it opens, you will see a list of folders that can be used. Hit the include a folder button, then navigate to the folder you wish to use. I tested this myself, using the Video's folder


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