Win 8.1: How to enable Libraries in sidebar

windows 8.1, window 8.1, win 8.1I’m sure you will notice there is a missing “Libraries” folder from the Window explorer sidebar if you just upgrade to Windows 8.1. Libraries folder are first introduced in Window 7 and if you are used to the Libraries folder, you can also enable this folder in your Window 8.1 sidebar too.

To enable the Libraries folder in Window 8.1 sidebar, follow the steps below:-


  • Click on File Explorer
  • Click on “View” -> “Options”
    win 8.1 enable libraries
  • Under the “Navigation Pane” check the “Show libraries”
    win 8.1 enable libraries
  • Once done, click “Apply” and “OK”
  • Now you should see the “Libraries” at the window explorer sidebar
    win 8.1 enable libraries

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