How to rename Windows User Libraries

How to rename Windows User Libraries

Every Windows OS user have interacted with the Windows Libraries. For those who think not, the Libraries include; Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures && Videos.

Now, something to note is that, these libraries can be accessed by clicking on the “Libraries” folder on either the left pane of your “File Explorer” or by clicking on the first arrow on the File Explorer’s address bar.
Once inside the folder you note the Library-categorized folders (Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures && Videos) listed inside.

All these folder names can be edited manually to read as per your wish. However, this is not a task that can be achieved by directly renaming them here on the Library folder, like you would do any other folder for which you have Read/Write access.

To rename these folders as you wish, navigate to the following location in the Windows directory structure:



Now with access to this folder, you can rename the folders to whatever suites you. Something to keep in mind though, even with all this freedom to rename the folders to whatever, is that you should probably find a name that suggests the purpose of the folder for your own ease of navigation. However, it’s all up to you, if you wanna rename the folders to a totally different name.

This renaming is made possible by the fact that the folder names (whether original or renamed) act just as String pointers, pointing to specific folders in Windows OS that are referred to as Known Folders (“knownfolder“). A knownfolder is accessible regardless of the name via 32-character long fixed Identifiers that are in the format {XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}.

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