Libraries folder have specific folders including Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Saved Pictures. These default folders manage your files as per the category, so you won’t have to search in thousands of folders if you need any files. When you move a file or a folder to the folders in the libraries folder, the File is not physically moved. If you want to access these folders, you will have to show libraries hidden by default in Windows 11.

Windows 11 Libraries in File Explorer

If you don’t know how to show libraries on Windows 11, this article will help you. In this article, we will be discussing how you can show or hide libraries on Windows 11.

Showing Libraries On Windows 11

To show the libraries on Windows 11, follow the steps given below-

  • Open the File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E key. You can either double-click on the File Explorer icon on the desktop. Another way to open File Explorer is by searching for it on Start Menu and then clicking on the File Explorer Options from the search result.
  • Now, click on the three ellipses (three dots) on the taskbar menu, and then from the menu that opens up, click on Options. This will open the Folder Options window.

How To Show Or Hide Libraries On Windows 11?

  • In the Folder Options window, click on the View tab.
  • Here, check the checkbox for the Show Libraries.

How To Show Or Hide Libraries On Windows 11?

  • Click on Apply and then click on OK. You will now see the Libraries folder in the navigation menu in the File Explorer. 

Adding Files Or Folders To The Libraries On Windows 11

Adding files or folders to the libraries folder is accessible. You can easily add or remove files or folders to the Libraries folder in Windows 11. To add files or folders to Libraries in Windows 11, follow the steps given below-

  • Head to the File location or the folder in File Explorer that you want to add to Libraries. 
  • Now, select the File or the folder. Right-click on it, and then from the context menu that opens up click on Show More Options.

How To Show Or Hide Libraries On Windows 11?

  • On the next menu that opens up, click on Include In Library and then select the folder to which you want to add the file. 

Hiding Libraries On Windows 11

If you no longer want the libraries folder to be available in the File Explorer navigation menu, you can prefer hiding them. To hide libraries on Windows 11, follow the steps given below-

  • Press the Windows + E key combo to open the File Explorer on your PC.
  • Click on the three ellipses (three dots) on the taskbar menu. On the menu that opens up, click on the Options. 
  • This will open the Folder Options window. Click on the View tab in the Folder Options. 

How To Show Or Hide Libraries On Windows 11?

  • Here, under the Advanced Settings, uncheck the Show libraries checkbox.
  • After doing so, click on Apply and then click on OK to save the changes.
  • This will now hide the Libraries folder in the navigation menu in the File Explorer.

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This is how you can show or hide libraries on Windows 11. If you want to show or hide libraries on Windows 11, then you can follow the steps mentioned in this article.

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