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Argh! I'm driving myself nuts trying to figure this out. Somebody must have tackled this.

Win7 graciously supplied my "home" directory (c:Usersjfs) with a bunch of folders I don't want -- My Videos, My Pictures to name a few. For heaven's sake, how do I get rid of them? I've been doing web searches for a couple days now, following wildly different suggestions (delete the folders from their respective libraries, modify registry keys, etc) to no avail.

Thanks!

/John




Hi- THere is a folder when I click on 'My documents' and it opens up that is
called 'my pictures'. It is empty. I have another folder in the same
location that is also called 'my pictures-' that is the one that I use to
send pictures to. Notice that I put a hyphen at the end. SInce I didnt need
the one that is missing the hyphen, I deleted it. But as soon as I navigate
to somewhere else and then comeback, that folder comes back as well. I had
placed a hyphen on the folder that is 'My pictures-' so that I can
difereentiate between the two and send the pictures to the hyphen one. ALso
note that when I click start at the bottom left corner, the "my pictures-"
is the one that is listed there.
How can I get rid of the one without the - permanently???




For some reason, just randomly it seems, the My Pictures folder got rid of
the Filmstrip option under View, but the subfolders still have it, and GIF
images aren't moving when I open them up. I've already tried renaming files,
deleting and saving them again, and putting them in different folders. Can
anyone help me get back the GIF images moving and help me get it so I can
view the My Pictures folder in Filmstrip mode instead of just Thumbnails,
Tiles, Icons, List, and Details?




Anytime I go to desktop mode to open "Libraries" it will give me this error message;

“Documents.library-ms” is no longer working.
This library can safely be deleted from your computer.
Folders that have been included will not be affected.

If it's my pictures folder, documents, or any of the native folders in libraries it will give me the according error message. Can anyone tell me why this is? I can still find the files in those folders but I have to use the search function in order locate those files. The metro apps do list some of them.




Hope I explain this clearly...

Somehow the pictures in my picture folder got moved to my music folder. My pictures are now in 2 locations, one in pictures and in my music. The pictures in my picture folder are organized into folders. The pictures in my music are all in one folder. If I delete the ones in music folder, the ones in my picture folder disappear.

I haven't tried copy and pasting because I really don't want to organize 1500 pictures.

Anything I can do?

Thank you.




Hello everyone. First of all, by the title, this seems like a common problem, but I think my situation may be different, as I've tried most of the common solutions.

Background:
Installed W7 last night on my OS partition (I have a separate programs and data partitions on the same drive). As a first thing, I wanted to migrate the user folders (My documents, videos, pictures, etc.) over to the data partition. I used the location tab in the folder properties menu to send two folders to my data drive (E:Videos, and E:Pictures). However, I did not create a folder with name ahead of time, so it asked me if I would like to create it. I say yes, then choose yes to move all of the files over as well.

Problem:
For some reason, after migrating, the new folders showed up on my data partition, but two other folders were created in the Users folder with the same names. These folders do not have the special icon, but just has the plain yellow folder icon. Not a problem if I can delete them, but I can't. I get a "folder access denied" message, and a statement that I must have administration privileges, which I do. I can't delete when using the built in administrator account, and when I try to delete using the user accounts manager, it just gets rid of the other files, but leaves the videos and pictures folders. I tried the take ownership command line trick, but I still get access denied. I have tried updating the registry as well (via the user shell) but this just puts a new folder back which does not appear to be a system folder, as it does not have the "location" tab when looking at folder properties.

I know now how to avoid this in the future (create the folder in advance, and then select it in the Location tab), but how can I fix the problem now?
Anybody know of a solution? Thanks in advance.




When I delete a picture in the My Pictures folder, the original is deleted but multiple copies are also created. Anybody have any ideas?




Okay, sorry, but this is my mom's computer I'm trying to fix for her. It's a Vista Home Premium. She has several folders and sub folders in her Pictures folder and I recognize the names from times when I know there were pictures in them. Some of the folders are completely empty and some have one .db file in them.

I thought maybe she had one of those "album" programs that come with a camera/printer and she had deleted the program (she would usually do that by just finding the folder and deleting it rather than going through Add/Remove Programs). I know that some of those types of programs keep the pictures in their own folders rather than putting them in the Pictures folder.

I called Kodak Tech Support on their Easy Share program I thought she might have had because there's a folder called Kodak Pictures (also empty). They said that even if she had deleted (or even properly uninstalled) their program, the photos would still be left behind.

I posted on the MS Vista forums and the suggestions were Recuva and Shadow Explorer. I haven't tried Recuva yet but Shadow Explorer wouldn't install. I also tried a System Restore. I can't imagine that SHE did the deleting of every photo --- it's too strange that the folder structure is intact and they're just empty.

I'm hoping someone recognizes these symptoms.

Thanks for any help.

Callie




Within the My Pictures folder, I have several other folders, including /Digital Photos and /Wallpapers. Over time, the photos folder has grown to several thousand files while the wallpapers has several hundred files. I know that there are a lot of duplicates inside each folder. The file name is obviously different but the picture is the same.

I'm looking for a quick way to delete the duplicate pictures and wallpapers. Secondly, if there's a good way to search for duplicates across folders, that too, would be helpful. Note: They're all jpg files.

As an example: There could be three or four of the same jpg with different file names... So, something would have to recognize that these pics are identical except for file name.
2007 05 21 - Barney the Dog.jpg
1003659.jpg
Barney (three yrs old).jpg
Ugly Dog Contest Winner Photo.jpg




Playing around, I broke my Desktop Background Slide Show.
I've been running with separate partitions for Windows and for my Data.
So, I've been running with all my "user' folders moved over to:
D:My_Data including my Pictures folder.

I moved all my data to C: including moving all the user folders back to their default locations in C:Users.

When I noticed the Slide Show was no longer working, I went to Personalize and tried to browse to and choose my Pictures folder. The error message indicates it's looking for the folder in D:My_Data.

I searched the Registry and found no enrties that seemed applicable.

I searched here and found one Slide Show problem that was resolved with a Power Plan setting. That's not applicable in my case.

BTW, in playing around, and after moving eveything to C:, I deleted my D: partiition, and made one large C: partition.

Rather than using an image to get back to before I started playing around, I'd rather use this problem of mine as a learning exercise. So, can anyone help me get my Slide Show back?

Thanks,
Dick




Greetings.

This is my first post on this forum.

Some months ago, I think I saw a procedure for moving my "My Music" folder out from under "My Documents" to another location entirely. As it happens, my kids and I have larded up my hard drive with gigabytes galore of music. I bought a 320-GB USB drive (My Book) and have partitioned it for backup and Ubuntu, with room for lots of media files left over.

I want to move all users' "My Music", "My Videos", and "My Pictures" folders to this new drive. Furthermore, I want the default location of these folders to be on the new hard drive, freeing up a great space on my default hard drive. (Not "My Documents").

What I think I could do is:
1. Create these folders for each user on the new drive
2. Copy all media files to their twin locations on the new drive
3. Delete the original folders from their locations under each user's "My Documents"
4. Replace the deleted folders with shortcuts to the new locations

Considering that my PC has 9 user accounts, this is a tedious and error-prone gluteal pain! And I doubt Windows would let me delete these default folders from under "My Documents".

I thought I had seen a procedure for changing the default location of "My Music" folder in PC World some months back but I can't find it now.

BTW, although the drive is USB-2, my dinosaur PC (from 1990) only has USB-1. I will first test how media files play from the drive before I commit myself. For now, I just want to know how it can be done.

Ideas, anyone?

Thanks Mucho!




If I understand this right, in XP, "My Documents" placed above the C drive in the folder tree was actually just a "library" in that it allowed immediate access to files (including My Picture folder and its files) that were really located under Documents and Settings.

Does anyone know if this is correct?

As I understand it, Libraries in Windows 7 contain fake copies of things that are stored in the user folder found below C:/ in the folder tree. They don't really "live" in the Libraries.

Is this right?

To confuse matters further, it appears Microsoft was on such a roll with its library concept and liked it so much that they "helpfully" copied the entire user folder (Let's call it Johnny's Folder") and stuck that above the C:/ too. And it too is actually a "library" of "fake" files that actually reside below C:/ on the folder tree.

So now, before we even get to C:/ in the folder tree, we already have 2 copies of all our documents, videos, etc - one stored in Libraries and one stored in the fake user folder.

Is this right?

And finally: The "real" copy of every document, PDF, song, photo, video, map, you name it, that is stored under the User Name or under the Libraries designations, is actually hidden on the C drive (unless you unhide hidden files).

So how we have 3 copies of every item. Or maybe we have 1 copy (under c:/) and the other two are little fakes depicted in list form or in thumbnails that are really just a shortcut to where the real file is hidden under C:/

The user is able to add, delete, rename his files from any of the 3 locations?

What if the user does not want the Libraries - can they be hidden or sfely removed from the folder tree so they aren't always "there" in your face?

I don't know about other people but when I have had Windows Explorer open there are times when I am not sure which category I am in - Libraries, my User folder tree, or in the group of folders and subfolders and files beneath C:/

OK so, maybe it doesn't matter in the long run, but, it seems to matter to ME at least right now.

Has anyone removed the libraries? Is that possible? Or does it delete everything below it.

Is it possible to just hide them? I would be happy to get them out of my sight.

Alternatively, I guess I could keep the libraries and use them like "My Documents" used to be used, and hide that whole folder tree under User Name that is right below "Libraries." Is it possible to do that?

I am not even considering deleting anything or changing folder names unless someone knowledgeable tells me it is safe to do.

Kelliann




I have read the 20 or so issues from all over the internet about Windows 7 image thumbnail cache problems, this is different from all of them.

Whenever I open the pictures, videos, or any other folder, Windows takes a while to load all of the thumbnails each time. I have only 650 pictures in my Pictures Folder, and it takes 40 seconds to load all of the thumbnails. This happens each time I close and open the window. I have also erased the thumbnail cache via "C" drive disc cleanup, which one would think would cause the Pictures page to take even longer to open..... as it has to re-make the thumbnail cache.... but it is 40 seconds.

Now..... I have attempted to enable and disable thumbnail caching via registry changes. ( I want the cache on as I want to see thumbnails of images that load quickly when I open a folder.)

When I disable thumbnail caching in the registry, the pictures folder takes 40 seconds to load and the thumnail cache size according to Windows Disc "C" cleanup is a measly 3.27kb.

When I ENABLE thumbnail caching in the registry, nothing changes. Even though the thumbnail cache for 650 images should be at least a few MB, the cache size is still 3.27kb and the folder takes 40 seconds to load each time.

Now, I have no idea how to tell for sure if thumbnail caching is set to on or off, but it certainly appears that it is OFF.

There are also some blurbs on the net about not allowing the system to delete the cache file daily by not allowing system deletion of any files in the User's "Explorer" folder, thus keeping Windows from constantly erasing and re-writing the cache. I tried that, too, but it appears as if the cache isn't being created in the first place.

Anyone?




hi guys

i just bought HP laptop DV6 , windows7 ,

i took all the videos and pictures from my old pc and put them in my new laptop

i installed programs like photoshop , illustrator and coral painter

after a few days suddenly i found my picture and video folder are empty !!!!!!am so shocked i didnt delete them, thy just disappeared suddenly , i typed in the search the name of a folder or a video , they told me it have been moved to somewhere or been deleted , till now i cant find them , please tell me that thy still in the laptop please help




Hello there ,

I have a question :

In my user folder I see the following sub folders ,

My Documents , My Pictures , Desktop , My music , My Contacts , Favorites , Download etc.

I wish to permanently remove a few of these folders , although I deleted , Desktop, My music , my contact etc. Windows 7 just re-spawns them after reboot apparently. How can
I make a fix to remove them from now on ? Thank you

Ralph




Before I came to post here, I considered every possible alternative to "it just dissapeared". I'm by no means a novice user, and also by no means a complete expert. I've been in user support for over 12+ years so I can safely assume I know what I'm talking about...and I hope you can too.

Here's the situation..let's cut right to the chase.

The contents of my wife's user foler (Katy) just dissapeared overnight.

I just performed a clean install of Windows 7 (Version 6.1 Build 7600) on Friday. By Saturday, I had completed all updates and began to restore data from my backup drive. The data restored was pretty much pictures and documents from our My documents folder. All restores were completed and both our profiles checked out just fine. I finished this around 3:30pm Saturday.

I pretty much stayed away from the computer the rest of Sat night and all day Sunday with the exception of some light maintenance. I had no errors or anything to make me think something was wrong. I didn't perform any disk defrags, or cleanups...nor did I delete any data whatsoever.

This morning i go into setup my backups and boom, my wife's user folder is empty. There's no "my pictures", "my documents", "my videos"....nothing. Only folders in there are Contacts, Desktop and a hidden App Data folder. I went ahead and logged into her profile and it's still not there. I click on the links for document and music on her start menu and they take me to public documents and public music.

I log back in as Admin and check the structure of the Katy folder again. Now, it's showing the "my docs", "my music"...blah blah...but all empty.

Anyone seen this? Ideas???

What I've tried...

Restore previous version - Nogo. last restore point is @ 3:53pm on Saturday. All contents of her user folder of the available restores are blank
Used various undelete utilities - Nogo. they find nothing deleted that would of been in her folder
Checked Windows logs - Checked the time frame that things would of "dissapreared" no programs ran, no errors.

WTF?!?!?!?




I have read the issues about Windows 7 image thumbnail cache problems, this is different from all of them.

Whenever I open the pictures, videos, or any other folder, Windows takes a while to load all of the thumbnails each time. I have only 650 pictures in my Pictures Folder, and it takes 40 seconds to load all of the thumbnails. This happens each time I close and open the window. I have also erased the thumbnail cache via "C" drive disc cleanup, which one would think would cause the Pictures page to take even longer to open as it rebuilds the cache..... but it is still 40 seconds.

Now..... I have attempted to enable and disable thumbnail caching via registry changes. ( I want the cache on as I want to see thumbnails of images that load quickly when I open a folder.)

When I disable thumbnail caching in the registry, the pictures folder takes 40 seconds to load and the thumbnail cache size according to Windows Disc "C" cleanup is a measly 3.27kb.

When I ENABLE thumbnail caching in the registry, nothing changes. Even though the thumbnail cache for 650 images should be at least a few MB, the cache size is still 3.27kb and the folder takes 40 seconds to load each time!

Now, I have no idea how to tell for sure if thumbnail caching is set to on or off, but it certainly appears that it is OFF since the cache size is minuscule.

There are also some blurbs on the net about not allowing the system to delete the cache file daily by not allowing system deletion of any files in the User's "Explorer" folder, thus keeping Windows from constantly erasing and re-writing the cache. I tried that, too, but it appears as if the cache isn't being created in the first place.

Anyone?




I'm running Win 7 64bit Home Premium and I have 3 problems that are driving me nuts.
The First one: On one of my flash drives I suddenly have three 0 bit files showing up. No names on the files, just symbols. One is like an upside down, backward "L". The other 2 are listed with a "C" with a small line hanging down the bottom of it. I can't delete these files or move them. When I try I get this message box: "Could not find this item." "This is no longer located in I:. Verify the item's location and try again." Had this flash drive for years and never seen these folders on it until a few weeks ago.
Second Problem: Under "Libraries" and under "My Music", I have a folder titled "My Pictures". This folder seems to be a copy of everything that is in "My Pictures" folder under "My Pictures". (Please see screen shot). Shouldn't I be able to delete this folder? It seems like a waste of space to have 2 folders, both containing all the same pictures.
Third (and last) Problem: When I used WinXP, I was able to click on the Icon of my flash drive and click on "Send to desktop". That would give me an icon of small HDD, which I would relocate to my Taskbar. In Win7 I can get the HDD icon on my desktop, but when I try to "pin it to the taskbar" the icon changes to an icon of Windows Explorer folder. Why? I've tried to change it but nothing seems to work.
Any help from this Forum would be very greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
GhopR




So I was organizing my Folder selections for wmp. I only wanted my music from a few select folders so I removed all other folders including My Pictures and My Videos. Well I just went to back up my media including pictures and my default pictures folder is gone (empty) as well as my default video folder. Now I have other folders that showed up on other drives, but those were not deleted and the contents still remain. But 4 years worth of pictures from my life in the Marines and 3+ years worth of college pics as well as other family pics are just gone. I'm running DiskDigger and it seems to be finding a lot of it, but I just wanted to point this out. I had even had the option to not delete something from my computer when I remove it from the library. I think this is a really dangerous problem that's going to cause me to have to do hours of work to reorganize and relabel thousands of pictures. Has anyone else had this problem, or know of a fix? can I uninstall wmp and replace it with something else? All I need is something that I can create a library and playlists. Nothing fancy.




I was trying to get into a hidden subfolder to delete a file from a old program. It asked for admin personon's. I hit OK and it look about 10min for windows to update the folder. The problem is that after that now all my folders in my profile are gone. My music, pictures, and everything. I rebooted and loged back in but they are still all gone. How can I my profile folders back?

Thank you for your help. I know there is just something I need to uncheck. I can see that all the information is still in my laptop because checking my HD space I see that nothing was deleted since I have over 50gigs of music.


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