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The Library Recorded TV exists, as you can add it to the right side of the Windows 7 Start Menu, but It doesn't appear in the Libraries Folder? Is it possible to make it appear there? I went to start menu, properties, customize to show the Recorded TV library on the right side of the start menu and changed: name of the library and directories it was linked to; to kind of add a custom item to the menu. I discovered a way to change the icon on libraries, but only the ones that appeared in the Library drop down of the explorer window. Therefore, I was wondering If there were alternatives to this method as well.

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I figured it out as I remembered that this was possible but had forgotten since I had Windows 7. You basically need to navigate to C:\Users\Public\Libraries and copy the file/shortcut you see for Recorded TV and paste that into the respective user location for libraries, which is C:\Users{Name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries.

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I'm assuming you're talking about this and i'm doing this under windows 7 ultimate not sure if it matters, anyway...

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Step 1: create New library

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Step 2: name library

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Step 3: include folder

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Nope, I did not mean to create another Library; The recorded TV library is already present by default. Just wondering if there was a method to make the Library appear on the drop down list. The Recorded TV Library is only visible in Explorer after a configuration of a TV Tuner from within Media Center. Wondering If there was a way to bypass that. –  BJesso Sep 21 '13 at 20:58
what on earth are you talking about, can you please REFINE your question and post pictures. –  Sickest Sep 21 '13 at 22:33

I had the same problem, not sure why Microsoft left it out of libraries. If navigate in windows explorer to "C:\Users\Public\Libraries" right click on "Recorded TV" and click copy. Then navigate to "C:\Users{your use name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries" and click paste.

You now can see the Recorded TV library in explorer under Libraries.

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