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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83 Comments

  1. 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 :(

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

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

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

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

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