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How to Restore Public Pictures Folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    How to Restore Public Pictures Folder


    Help!

    Within the document libraries there appear to be a number of default folders For Example
    PICTURES
    My Pictures
    Public Pictures

    Whilst transferring all my picture files across from my old laptop I seem to have deleted the public pictures folder within my personal library. After a bid of searching around I have found the Public Pictures folder under the "public" area of the C: directory. It appears to only be missing only in my profile account (other profiles are also unaffected).

    My question is how do I restore this folder? If I copy and paste the source public pictures folder I appear to be making a complete copy, rather than a shortcut type link to the files.
    Many thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello No Idea, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you just removed the Public folder from only your library. If so, then you should be able to just add it back to be included in the library.

    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Brink,
    Thanks for you help.
    Simples when you know how!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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