REQUEST: CS 9 Library Sub-folders

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This has probably been posted before but I'm working on importing my CS 8 libraries and want to re-iterate and submit feedback:

PLEASE! Give me the ability to create sub-folders in the CS 9 Library!

For example, by default, it looks like there are 8 folders for Icons. I want to keep them organized by those categories but would like to have them in one single Icons folder as sub-folders...

- Lon Naylor
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more flexibility in organizing the Library would be helpful

however, one issue to keep in mind with the current Library is that it occupies space on your system drive; and lots of Library assets can use up a lot of disk space

I have also found that keeping the active Library assets to a minimum improves editor performance [less stuff to load, etc.], and makes working in the Library UI a lot easier
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Yes, good points and I agree. I typically keep most assets in organized folders and sub-folders on a hard drive.

But for stuff I frequently use (or custom create as Grouped and Save to Library), the current folder structure is horribly inefficient.

I'm not sure what the technical barrier to providing this is but we've been asking for it for a half dozen years now.

Thanks!
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So maybe we need an extra library that we can place on a disk where we want and have a structure we can build ourselves as we want.

If this library is not loaded the way the native library is, perhaps we solve all problems.

I would absolutely want one!
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one way to cope with this now is to export your Library assets as a libzip file and save/organize using a folder structure, with subfolders, that more suits your needs; then, locate & import as required?
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Never tried that. I will give it a shot soon.
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Kayakman, do you by chance have a video demonstrating that? Sounds interesting. Where I'm having a disconnect is how you massage things after exporting as a libzip file.
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Rick, currently can't help with a video as my laptop died this AM; it's currently in shop hoping it can get fixed

but what I do is set up a Windows Explorer directory structure that holds folders and sub folders that mirror the way I logically organize Library assets in my head

as you know, the Library file structure itself is really a flat directory.with each asset in its own folder

so when I export an asset, I just stick it in the logical destination folder, which is usually on an external HD

there is no trick to my technique; I just lay the directories out in a stacked way that makes sense to me, so I can quickly find/import as needed
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Total bummer about your machine! Hope it's an easy and inexpensive fix.
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