Windows 8.1 - Libraries Are Missing from the Navigation Pane of Windows Explorer

September 2016

This tutorial explains how to fix common issue encountered with Libraries folders in Windows 8/8.1. The Libraries folders have gone missing from the navigation pane of Windows Explorer after a mishandling or system error? Here's how to get them back:

Open the Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Folder Options. Go to the General tab > Navigation pane section and tick the Show libraries checkbox:


Click on Apply and then on OK .

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