I'm experiencing quite a few issues on the system running Windows 8 which I find puzzling to say the least. I fixed the video playback issues recently on the system and discovered during that time that all libraries of the system were not working anymore. Libraries are virtual folders that list files from one or multiple folders of the system, and while I'm not using them all of the time, I did use them occasionally. Whenever I clicked on a library I would just get the error message that the resource was no longer available.
I'm almost thinking that the errors are caused by how I work with the operating system and not the system itself, as I can't find solutions for those errors and issues anywhere on the Internet.
Windows ships with four libraries:
The main benefit of the library feature of is that it can be used to access a large collection of files that are stored in multiple folders from a single folder.
There is one easy option that you can use to restore all default libraries of the operating system. Please note that you may need to delete the broken or corrupt default libraries before you can make use of the option. Use Windows Explorer, select Libraries from the left side, select the default libraries and delete them.
Once that is done right-click on the Libraries listing on the left side and select the Restore default libraries option from the context menu.
Windows restores the default libraries in the operating system. You may need to add custom folders to the libraries again because they may not be available anymore after you make the change.Advertisement
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