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Accidentally moved my Pictures folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    Accidentally moved my Pictures folder


    Okay, I somehow did something really stupid and now I can't fix it. In the process of setting up my new computer with an SSD and HDD, I managed to delete the pictures folder. I got it back, but now when I click on the Pictures folder inside the libraries folder, all the data in my HDD comes up. Whatever I did, I somehow made my D:\ drive to the format of my pictures folder. It's not a huge problem, but if anyone could help me that would be great!

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  2. #2


    There's a way to check the actual location of the "My Pictures" folder in the library

    See tutorial here: User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums



    Hope it helps !

    Last edited by Brink; 20 Apr 2013 at 20:39. Reason: added tutorial for more informaion
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes! That worked! Thanks a lot!

    Edit: One small glitch. Clicking on the pictures folder under libraries does not link directly to pictures in the D:\ drive. Any other suggestions?
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    You're welcome !
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Edit: One small glitch. Clicking on the pictures folder under libraries does not link directly to pictures in the D:\ drive. Any other suggestions?
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  6. #6


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    It may have something to do with the way Windows handles NTFS junctions/symbolic links.
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Try Restoring your default Libraries. The Pictures folder is part of a library, you can delete the link from the Libraries folder but it will still be there. Unless you delete the actual Pictures folder with the pics in it. But I think a Library Restore will fix that, if not, you will have to do a system restore.
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