Some library features are unavailable due to unsupported library locations


Below is a copy of a Documents.library-ms file found in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<libraryDescription xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library“>
<name>@shell32.dll,-34575</name>
<ownerSID>User-SID-would-display-here</ownerSID>
<version>4</version>
<isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
<iconReference>imageres.dll,-1002</iconReference>
<templateInfo>
<folderType>{7d49d726-3c21-4f05-99aa-fdc2c9474656}</folderType>
</templateInfo>
<propertyStore>
<property name=”HasModifiedLocations” type=”boolean”><![CDATA[false]]></property>
</propertyStore>
<searchConnectorDescriptionList>
<searchConnectorDescription publisher=”Microsoft” product=”Windows”>
<description>@shell32.dll,-34577</description>
<isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
<simpleLocation>
<url>knownfolder:{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}</url>
</simpleLocation
</searchConnectorDescription>
</searchConnectorDescriptionList>
libraryDescription>

Copy the file to your desktop and open it in Notepad. N.B. You can not edit the file while in its current location).

This file will currently not stop the message: ‘Some library features are unavailable due to unsupported library locations’

This however can be stopped by doing 2 simple things to the contents of the file.
1. Delete the section <serialized> to </serialized>, including these tags
2. Add in the following line: <property name=”ShowNonIndexedLocationsInfoBar” type=”boolean”><![CDATA[false]]></property>
<![Under this line:
<property name=”HasModifiedLocations” type=”boolean”><![CDATA[false]]></property>

Now save the file and copy it back into the same folder you copied it out of. Once Windows explorer opens, the missing relevant lines will be recreated.

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2009/library“>
<name>@shell32.dll,-34575</name>
<ownerSID>User-SID-would-display-here</ownerSID>
<version>4</version>
<isLibraryPinned>true</isLibraryPinned>
<iconReference>imageres.dll,-1002</iconReference>
<templateInfo>  <folderType>{7d49d726-3c21-4f05-99aa-fdc2c9474656}</folderType>
</templateInfo>
<propertyStore>
<property name=”HasModifiedLocations” type=”boolean”><![CDATA[false]]></property>
<property name=”ShowNonIndexedLocationsInfoBar” type=”boolean”><![CDATA[false]]></property>
</propertyStore>
<searchConnectorDescriptionList>
<searchConnectorDescription publisher=”Microsoft” product=”Windows”>
<description>@shell32.dll,-34577</description>
<isDefaultSaveLocation>true</isDefaultSaveLocation>
<simpleLocation>
<url>knownfolder:{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}</url>
</simpleLocation>
</searchConnectorDescription>
</searchConnectorDescriptionList>
</libraryDescription>

This should now have removed the message

If you are using a XenApp desktop you may want to add the line into the default template you are using so it gets out to all new users. Anyone already logged in before the change will not get the updated file unless you changed them manually.

Hope this helps

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

2 Responses to “Some library features are unavailable due to unsupported library locations”

  1. Excellent, this worked for me. Just be careful if you copy and paste the XML out of this blog, as WordPress injects smart quotes, which will render the file invalid.

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