I’m willing to bet you haven’t heard of Libraries. No, I’m not talking about a library of dusty books, rather the Libraries feature in Windows 7. If you have heard of Libraries, I’m sure you don’t know much about it or what it does. Or even how to use it!
Libraries is probably one of the most underhyped, misunderstood,and ignored features of Windows 7. With Libraries, you can keep all of your scattered data files from many different locations, and bring them together in one folder, all without duplicating data and wasting your precious hard drive or solid state drive space. It is one of the best built-in tools you can use to organize your data. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look. First, to access Libraries, either click the pinned Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar or type ‘Libraries’ in the Windows 7 Start Menu search box.
Does your work area look like this:
or how bout this monster:
If it does, then you’ve got a problem. Having an unorganized area leads to major issues with productivity. If you have to spend a half hour just looking for a spare part vs. a quick 5, then you’re wasting 25 minutes. We’re going to go over some steps on what to do with those crazy unorganized areas: