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, 2010 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. Jun 14, 2010 at 7:48
  • What Darth Android said :)
    – RCIX
    Jun 14, 2010 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?

  • I think he wants the files in the Desktop library to appear on his desktop.
    – Phoshi
    Jun 14, 2010 at 7:51
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    Create a symlink from Desktop folder to the Desktop Library? @Phoshi
    – Sathyajith Bhat
    Jun 14, 2010 at 16:06
  • @Sathya: but are libraries even real folders for the purposes of symlinking?
    – RCIX
    Jun 14, 2010 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
    – Sathyajith Bhat
    Jun 15, 2010 at 0:14

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