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Pictures folder dissappeared from libraries list?

  1. #1


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Pictures folder dissappeared from libraries list?


    Hi all,

    First time poster here and new user of Windows 8.1. I built a new computer yesterday, and installed Windows 8.1. I had previously run Windows 7 on my older computer.

    Everything was working great, till today I decided to move my documents, pictures, music, and video folders to a different drive. I succeeded fine with documents, music, and video, however pictures seem to be a little messed up.

    Please see the below screenshot:



    At the top, you will see it lists folders for music twice, both folders show my music files in them. I realize these are probably just pointers to the music folder, but now I have music twice, and pictures is not up there.

    However, when I check to show libraries in the navigation pane, you will on the same screen shot, it does list documents, music, pictures, and video there as it should.

    So any idea what I did, or better yet on how I can get those folders back up at the top as they should be?

    Thanks for any help!!

    -Don

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Don, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your Pictures folder. After all is well with it again, you could move it where you like again.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks so much, looks like you have steered me in the right direction. It may be in the morning before I get to do this, I will certainly let you know how it went when I do.

    Thanks,

    - Don
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Don. I hope it goes smoothly.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome Don. I hope it goes smoothly.
    Shawn,
    I just finished and it worked like a champ, thank you so much!!

    One last question if I may, just to help me clarify as I was trying to do this when apparently I messed it up:

    My actually files that I want the documents/videos/pictures to show, are on a another physical drive. So do I need to select the " find target" option under location, or " move" option?

    Well actually double checking, and not sure how this happened , the music files are indeed on my C drive, and not on the other drive. The documents, videos, and pictures are on the other drive. This is my drive G

    I would like all of my files for these 4 folders, stored on drive G.

    Thanks for any tips, and thanks again for getting me back on track!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear it is back to normal.

    It could have just been a small mistake that caused the Music folder to not move properly. I wouldn't worry about it. If you like, the tutorial below can help show you more on how to move the folder to G:.

    User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #7


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear it is back to normal.

    It could have just been a small mistake that caused the Music folder to not move properly. I wouldn't worry about it. If you like, the tutorial below can help show you more on how to move the folder to G:.

    User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Got it!
    Thank you so much for all the help, all is right in my world once again!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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