This post shows students and new users the steps to show or hide the Libraries folder when using Windows 11. The Libraries folder is hidden in Windows 11 by default. The libraries folder allows users to include files and folders stored on the local computer or remote storage location so that users can browse them in one place.
Instead of searching for files and folders in thousands of locations, you can add content from multiple storage locations into a single folder so that you have one place to search.
When you include a file or folder in the libraries folder, you do not physically move or change the storage location of the file or folder, it simply gives you quick access to content from one unified location.
These folders are automatically added to the libraries folder: Camera roll, Documents, Music, Images, Saved Images, and Videos. The libraries folder is located at % AppData% Microsoft Windows Libraries file.
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To start showing or hiding the libraries folder in File Explorer, follow the steps below.
How to show the Libraries folder in Windows 11
If you previously used the Libraries folder in earlier versions of Windows and want to recover it in Windows 11, please follow the steps below.
Open File Explorer, then click the ellipse (three dots) in the taskbar menu, then click Options as highlighted below ‘