How to add your videos to the Video app

Add your own videos to the Windows 8 Video app

To add your locally stored videos to the Video app in Windows 8:

  1. At the Windows 8 Start screen, select the Desktop tile. This will take you to the classic desktop view.
  2. Select Windows Explorer (the manila folder next to the Internet Explorer icon).
  3. Under Libraries, select Video.
  4. Select Manage on the ribbon.
  5. Select Manage Library.
  6. Select the Add button.
  7. Select the folder where your videos are stored, and then select Include Folder.
  8. Exit and then restart the Video app to make the new files appear.

Note If your video content is stored externally (for example, on a USB flash drive or an external hard drive), you can copy or move the content to any folder in the Library Locations field, and the Video app will pick up the content.

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