Windows 7: How to Restore Default Libraries

If you deleted any of the default libraries, you can recreate them one at a time, but there’s a much easier way to get back the default libraries that come with Windows 7.

1. Click on the Windows Orb on the taskbar. Open your Libraries folder.

2. Go to the Navigation Pane, right-click the desired Library and select Restore Default Libraries.

The libraries that came with Windows 7 will be recreated.


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5 Responses to “Windows 7: How to Restore Default Libraries”

  1. December 05, 2008 at 6:52 am, اس ام اس عید قربان said:

    thank you for the news


  2. May 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm, Stevedirkx said:

    Not True. I also went to recycle bin, it’s not there. My videos are GONE! Thanks, Microsoft, for the totally redundant ‘library’ nonsense. 


  3. February 04, 2012 at 4:07 pm, randy said:

    this does not work when a virus deletes all your files.
    everything listed under “libraries” will not show back up with this method. ask me how I know..


    • May 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm, valya said:

      Hi. May u help me. I deleted folder My Pictures in Library. I loose my picture. i cant see in recyclebin. Please give advise :(


  4. March 10, 2012 at 7:29 am, The Devil said:

    Doesn’t work.

    Now I understand why people HATE Windows.


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