How to recover a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder [VIDEO]

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE created/updated August 8, 2012

After upgrading to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, a customer told us that they now had a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder from the Task Pane?

The customer was expecting to see a folder listed in the Task Pane as shown in Fig. 1 below:

Design Library Folder Visible

Fig. 1: The Design Library Folder shown in the Task Pane

But instead, the the folder was missing from the Task Pane as shown below in Fig. 2:

missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder

Fig. 2: No Design Library Folder

Recovering the missing folder:

Fortunately the procedure for recovering a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder is pretty simple. Just watch this video:

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.

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