Error message : Documents.library is no longer working

Original Title : Libraries deleted

 

 

When I open the Libraries tag I get the message: Documents.library is no longer working. This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected

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Hi John,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community!

 

I understand that you are unable to open the Libraries tag.

 

Before we proceed with the troubleshooting steps, please answer the questions given below.

 

1)      Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

2)      Is there any Antivirus software installed in your computer other than Windows Defender which comes inbuilt in Windows 8 computer?

 

I suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if help.

 

 

Method 1: Let`s try deleting this folder and re-create it. This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected.


a) Open Windows Explorer (Libraries) and right click on the corresponding library.

b) Choose Delete and confirm the deletion.

c) Now, on the navigation pane, right click Libraries and choose Restore default libraries.

 

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.

 

Method 2: perform a clean boot.

 

Perform Clean Boot.

 

To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows 8 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

 

Important: Reset the computer to start as usual.

 

Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to boot to normal startup.

 

a)      Press the ‘Windows + R’ key on the keyboard.

b)      In the ‘Run’ windows type ’MSCONFIG’ and click ‘Ok’.

c)       On the ‘General’ tab, click the ‘Normal Startup’ option, and then click ‘OK’.

d)      When you are prompted to restart the computer, click ‘Restart’.

 

 

Method 3: Perform system restore.

 


a) Press Windows Key +W, type System Restore on the search box.

b) Click on Settings and then Create a restore point.

c) Click on the System Restore button. Then click Next.

d) Choose a time and date prior to Windows Store disappearing and click Next. Note: You should click Scan for affected programs to verify which programs and drivers may be affected by this action.

e) Click Finish when you are ready to perform the System Restore.

 

Hope the information provided was helpful.

 

If you need further assistance please feel free to get back, I would be glad to assist you further.

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thanks i was having this problem tooo and it was really annoying but step one fixed it and it wasn't hard at all!

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