When you double-click a library to view the contents, the following error may occur.

"<libraryname>.library-ms" is no longer working.

For example, the following error may occur when opening Documents library

"Documents.library-ms" is no longer working.
This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected.

Similarly when opening the Music, Pictures or Videos library

"Music.library-ms" is no longer working.
"Pictures.library-ms" is no longer working.
"Videos.library-ms" is no longer working.

To fix this problem, open Windows Explorer, right-click on the corresponding library and choose Delete. Click Yes when asked for confirmation.

Note: Deleting a library does not delete the contents of the included folders. However, you may need to re-add or include your folders manually, if needed.

Then, in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer, right-click Libraries and click Restore default libraries.

This recreates the library that was deleted earlier. This option only restores the default libraries.

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  1. Ann W
    said this on Friday, October 2nd 2015 6:22 am

    wow, fast and SIMPLE!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  2. Tom Welter
    said this on Saturday, August 15th 2015 1:06 am

    Restored Library, Thanks BUT when I try to open any folder in any of the libraries I get a message “This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program, create as association in Default Programs”.

    what do I do now?

  3. Zyne
    said this on Friday, January 16th 2015 3:13 pm

    Thank you,my document library is now fixed.

  4. ondrej
    said this on Saturday, December 13th 2014 6:43 pm

    helped alot, work in win8 too thank you ! i tought that i lost all my music :(

  5. Roberto
    said this on Tuesday, November 11th 2014 4:50 pm

    It worked also in windows 8! Thank you very much!!!

  6. luci5138
    said this on Tuesday, May 27th 2014 3:54 am

    Whew…was sweating big time. Worked perfectly…THANK YOU!

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