What’s the Difference between Removing and Hiding Resources?

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I recently received this insightful question from a fellow Logos Bible Software user:

I’m working on organizing my Logos books in the Library and I’m just a bit confused on the difference between removing and hiding a resource. Would you provide some clarification?

That’s a great question from a keen Logos eye!

In short, removing a Logos resource from this device simply “un-downloads” a downloaded resource, but the title remains in the Library. Hiding also “un-downloads” (if it has been downloaded) the resource, but also removes the book from the list of resources in the Library. It’s as if you don’t own the book. No worries, though, we can always unhide a book!

Take a look at the images and explanations below:

In the first image, I have right clicked on a downloaded Greek manuscript (A) and selected Remove from this device (B). Please also notice in this image the Devices section in the sidebar shows NO resources NOT on my computer (C). All 27,652 resources have been downloaded to the computer (D).

In the second image after removing the resource, notice the Devices section shows 1 resource Not on This Device (E). Look carefully, however, on the right to see that the Greek manuscript still appears in the list of resources (F). The total number of resources in the Library still remains at 27, 652 (G).

In the third image I’m holding down on the Ctrl (PC)/Opt (Mac) key and right clicking on the Greek manuscript (H) and selecting Hide this resource (I).

In the fourth image after hiding the manuscript, notice in the Devices section the total number of resources is now 27,651, but they are all on the computer (J).

Look carefully at the top of the list of resources on the right and you’ll see the Greek manuscript is no longer in the Library (K).

To “unhide” a resource, navigate to the Hidden Resources section (L) at the bottom of Program Settings. Click the Unhide X to the right of the resource you wish to re-download and return to the Library (M).

For more instruction about the Library, please sign up for a FREE training webinar, “Power Tips for the Library,” which will stream August 30, 2022, at 1 p.m. (CT).

Can’t make that time? No worries. If you still register, you will receive directions on how to watch anytime that’s convenient for you.

Written by
Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.

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