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 am 36 and have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix for over 10 years now from the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 and currently run a farm of around 150 servers. Currently I am working to build the foundations of a reliable XenApp 6 farm for the 1500 users in the company. This is my biggest project to date and it has many facets to unravel in order to complete the task. I have gained my CCA for XenApp 6 in January 2012 and is being put to good use.

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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