Windows 7: How to Restore Default Libraries

Posted December 2, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Windows 7

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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  • thank you for the news

  • Stevedirkx

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

  • randy

    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..

    • valya

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

  • The Devil

    Doesn’t work.

    Now I understand why people HATE Windows.