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I have a network drive (wd livebook), I cannot include a folder on it within media libary because it says it is not indexed.

To index it I tried to add system to users authorization, but each time I add system after clicking apply it is removed.

What is weird is that I have one folder which has been added to media library successfully I don't know how I guess it's when I plug my windows phone I have added that folder. But this folder has same properties as the other I cannot add to media library by myself.

How to really do that ?

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Use the Tool Win Library Tool to add network folders to a library:

Win Library Tool

Windows libraries (introduced in Windows 7) could have been a really useful feature of Windows, however unfortunately they arrived in a slighly cut-down form out of the box. Microsoft decided against exposing some really useful capabilities to users, like adding network locations, pretty much the first thing I tried to do. You get this message:

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Luckily, you can add network locations (and any other un-indexed locations), but it must be done programatically. MS supply a command line utility slutil.exe, candidate for the worst named executable in history. Pretty sure it stands for shell_library_util. Anyway, I decided to write a tool to make it easy to add network locations, and added a few other features as well:

Add network (UNC or mapped drive) and any other un-indexed folders to libraries.

Backup library configuration, such that a saved set of libraries can be instantly restored at any point (like after a re-install of the

OS or for transfer between multiple computers).

Create a mirror of all libraries (using symbolic links) in [SystemDrive]:\libraries.  This means you can reference all your files

using a much shorter path, and also provides another entry-point to your files in many places in the Operating System (e.g. file open/save dialogs).

Change a library’s icon.

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Download:

http://zornsoftware.codenature.info/blog/win7-library-tool.html

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