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Two document folders in Libraries

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    Carleton, Skipton
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)

    Two document folders in Libraries


    Hi, I have found out something strange today that I have my Pictures folder has gone missing and it has changed from Pictures to Documents, but when I open it up - it comes up with pictures. But, sometimes I can find it confusing to click on either it's documents or pictures and it comes up with a wrong file location.
    Here is the picture of the problem I am having at the moment.

    If you see in this picture, you can see two folders named the same and which is Documents. One of them has been overlapped by Documents instead of Pictures (you can tell with the icon on the folder)



    Thanks!
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    Central IL
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Benjamin,

    Your screenshot is of "Folders" in "This PC" instead of Libraries. These "Folders" are shortcut links to your user folders.

    You can use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your "Pictures" folder to see if it may fix it in "Folders" as well.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Carleton, Skipton
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)


    Hi Brink, that was I am saying. Saying "This PC" is like talking about your PC, so I called it Libraries.
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    No problem Benjamin. Was that able to help?
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    Carleton, Skipton
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)


    No.
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    Try OPTION TWO one more time for both your Pictures and Documents folder this time to see if it may help.

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