Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8 (29462 Views)
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rahccim
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Registered: ‎02-23-2012
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Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

I have no clue as to why this problem started but I will bet it also goes hand in hand with the continued lack of "administrator rights" for the only computer user when I originally set up the computer.  I have a home network and not sure if that caused my "user rights" not to exist.  Now I have this new problem.  Any help on either issue.  I have tried researching and don't want to make things worse.  Anyone else have the new problem with "Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8" and still have lack of administrator privileges for their only user.....

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Mister_Do
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Re: Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

Hi rahccim,

 

Are you by chance using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview rather than the Windows 8 official release?

 

When researching your issue, I found this:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_cp-performance/error-documentslibrary-ms-is...

 

...an HP employee just trying to help where I can, but not speaking on behalf of HP.
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jgtytyjgy
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Registered: ‎02-18-2013
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Re: Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

I am using HP Windows 8 computer and Surface Pro Windows 8. Everything works fine since yesterday my explorer document, music, pictures and video libraries no longer work and displays with "Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8" error and This library can be safely deleted from your computer. Folders that have been included will not be affected.

Finally I try the method http://www.surfacetablethelp.com/2013/02/fix-documents-library-ms-is-no-longer-working-in-surface-pr...and solve the problem. Hope it works for you.

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sarahjames1962
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Re: Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

It happened to me.  I think I hit something with some keys and it happed, like a shortcut of some sort caused it.  I need help too!!

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doxiekids
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I have just found this problem and not sure where it comes from.  It is suggested that I delete the folders affected but am fearful of doing that.  This is a new computer with Windows 8 that replaces a computer that died and I am just beginning to get the files reconstructed and not willing to just delete.  Help.

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doxiekids
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After further research on this site I found an answer that did work. Unfortunately I didn't record the writer's name. It did involve deleting the folders and after each delete restoring to default folders and the content reappears.
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Afnan3480
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Re: Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

Oddly enough, it seems to fix this problem you need to delete the misbehaving library first.  Deleting a library does not delete the content of the folder.  To fix this problem, open Windows Explorer, right-click on the corresponding library and choose Delete. Click Yes when asked for confirmation.

Then, in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer, right-click on Libraries and click Restore default libraries.  This recreates the library that you just deleted.

 

SOURCES: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/documentslibrary-ms-is-n...

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RochelleCA
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Re: Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

THANK YOU!!!   This worked perfectly and only took seconds.  Like a prior post, I was hesitant to just delete without direction/more info.  Very simply fix.  Very relieved. ;)

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mmonwuba
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perfect solution. delete the affected library and recreate it by right clicking on library and clicking restore default library.

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ReelsMalloy
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Thank you! A really quick & easy fix (literally seconds), which saved me $50! You folks are the best!

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JLimon
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Worked like a charm. Thanks
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Gettin_along
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I just tried this solution and it worked. It takes a small leap of faith to delete the libray but then the restore worked OK. But why did this happen?

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skivvie
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Followed your lead worked perfectly THANKS

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louluvenit
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Registered: ‎07-28-2013
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Same problem with music library however continuously became corrupt even after delete and restore library. Lost over 6000 hrs of music
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susieqp37
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thanks so much!  i was pretty upset when i could not get into my folders and thought it was lost.  this was a very simple fix.

 

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pineydad
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Help! How do you fix the problem.

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newbiee
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Re: Documents.library-ms is no longer working in Windows 8

If this just started after 10-10-13 approx thats because its hidden in winows 8.1 to find i again simply open Explorer.exe (search for it in start screen) then right click This PC and you should be able to enable the view of libraries!!!

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RajunCajun
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I just did a refresh on a Windows 8 laptop and encountered the library issue.. Quick Goole search landed me here.. This was an easy fix. Thanks for the tip. It is continuing to help folks..

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