- #10: More Intuitive Control Panel Categories
- #9: Better Notifications If Your System Has a Problem
- #8: Better Network Management and Troubleshooting
- #7: More Powerful Taskbar
- #6: Integrated Windows Media Center
- #5: Better File and System Backup
- #4: Better Management of Devices and Printers
- #3: Device Stage
- #2: Better File Management with Libraries
- #1: Easier Recovery from System Failure
- How to Stay with Windows XP and Move Up to Windows 7
#2: Better File Management with Libraries
Windows 7 is the first version of Windows to make viewing files on multiple locations as simple as viewing a single folder, thanks to its new Libraries feature. When you open Documents, Photos, Music, or Videos from the Start menu, Windows 7 opens the appropriate library (see Figure 9). A library lists the contents of folders in multiple locations in a single view, and you can add locations such as external drives and network shares to a library whenever you wantand remove them from the library view just as easily. If you're tired of clicking your way across your computer to view and manage photos, music, or other media in multiple locations, Libraries solves your problem.
Figure 9 The contents of three different folders are visible at the same time, thanks to Libraries.