Add Manage Library Context Menu in Windows 10

You can add Manage Library to the context menu of a Library in File Explorer on Windows 10. That way, you will be able to add or remove folders quickly from a Library using the right-click menu in File Explorer. This will save your time, since you won't need to open the Library's properties any more.

Libraries is a feature of File Explorer which allows you to group multiple folders in a single view, even if they are located on different volumes. Searching through Libraries is also very fast, because Windows performs indexing of all locations which are included inside a Library.

By default, Windows 10 comes with the following libraries:

  • Documents
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Camera Roll
  • Saved Pictures

Windows 10 Default Libraries

The command Manage Library can be added to the right-click menu with a simple Registry tweak.

To add Manage Library context menu in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Download these Registry files: Download Registry Files.
  2. Extract them to any folder.Tweak Files
  3. Double click on the file Add Manage library to context menu.reg to add it to the Registry.
  4. Confirm the UAC prompt.Apply Manage Library Context Menu Tweak

You are done. Right-click on any library to see the command you added.

Manage Library Context Menu Command

Manage Library Dialog Windows 10

The undo tweak is included.

How it works

n our previous article, we saw how to add any Ribbon command to the Context menu in Windows 10. See

How to add any Ribbon command to the right click menu in Windows 10

In short, all the Ribbon commands are stored under the Registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell

You can export the desired command and modify the exported *.Reg in order to add it to the context menu of files, folders, or any other object visible in File Explorer. In our case, we need the command named "Windows.LibraryOptimizeLibraryFor". As you can see in the screenshot above, there is the Windows.LibraryManageLbrary command we can use for our task.

So, the contents of the REG file is as follows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Windows.LibraryManageLibrary]
"CommandStateSync"=""
"ExplorerCommandHandler"="{69a568cf-86d1-4e47-b1fc-a74a110583fb}"
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5325"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Windows.LibraryManageLibrary]
"CommandStateSync"=""
"ExplorerCommandHandler"="{69a568cf-86d1-4e47-b1fc-a74a110583fb}"
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5325"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\background\shell\Windows.LibraryManageLibrary]
"CommandStateSync"=""
"ExplorerCommandHandler"="{69a568cf-86d1-4e47-b1fc-a74a110583fb}"
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5325"
"Position"="Bottom"

That's it.

Context Menu Tuner

Alternatively, you can use the Context Menu Tuner app. It will allow you to add any Ribbon command to the Library context menu.

Context Menu Tuner Optimize Library For

Select "Windows.LibraryManageLibrary" in the list of available commands, select "Library" in the right list and click the "Add" button. You can get the app here:

Download Context Menu Tuner

That's it.

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2 thoughts on “Add Manage Library Context Menu in Windows 10

  1. SantosVZ

    Hello!
    Applying “Add Manage library context menu.reg”
    It does not appear in contextual
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Right-click on a library?

      Reply

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