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Pictures from 'My Pictures' Folder are Missing

Q: Pictures from 'My Pictures' Folder are Missing


Here's a strange one.....

All the pictures and folders from the 'My Pictures' folder are missing. I checked my recycle bin but they are not there. There is one folder in there of some stock photos (about 1 GB), but everything else is gone.

At the moment I am running Recuva, but it is taking some time. Any ideas on what may have happened?

I'm stumped.....it has to be something simple and obviously something I did!

Thank you for the help!


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Screenshot of the Windows Vista Pictures and Videos Folder

A:Approved Beta 1 Launch Pictures - Pictures and Videos Folder

That kinda looks like ACDSee.

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I formatted my drive after I saved my favorites and my pictures to CD. Formatting cleared up the problem of two dial up connections. I tried everything on that. The duplicate connection is no more. Finally! Anyway, back to why I am posting again. I want to put the pictures that I saved from the My Pictures folder back to the My Pictures folder. I have set one of them as the new desktop background. (It was before the format). I have looked in Help and Support, but I can't seem to find anything. I have typed in "Export Pictures from CD to My Pictures folder" without the quotes and I get a list of links pertaining to CD recording errors and other things like that. I did right click on a picture in Drive E (my CD-RW) just to see what would come up and I noticed that on the Send To menu that these pictures can be sent to the desktop. Is this what I should do then? Send them to the desktop and open them and send them from here to the My Pictures folder? It can't be that easy, can it? Let me hear from anybody.

A:Solved: How Do I Put Saved Pictures Back in My Pictures Folder?

Highlight all your pictures on the cd, right click and click on copy, then open you picture folder on your computer and right click and click on paste.

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I made one of the dumbest mistakes yet....I accidentaly deleted the pistures folder while trying to burn them. I dragged the folder to the desktop but didnt want it there so, thinking it was only a shortcut, deleted it...oops.
Anyway I had most of the photos on my external H/D and I made a new folder in my documents to put them in but it would be nice to get there using the start menu Pictures button. Can anyone tell me how to link this new folder to this button. I am using Vista home premium with service pack 2.


A:Missing pictures folder

Have you tried a System Restore to apoint before you deleted the Pictures folder?

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Pleaseeee help :'(

My picture folder and sub folders are all available and titled however they are empty. I've searched for them, done several restore. Deleted any recent downloads that may have effected the pc. At the same time this happened all of my favourites for www have gone too

I've lost 100's of photos since my last backup

I've always used the main picture icon however I found a copy of my pictures in a Picasa2 system and thought great I have found them however it automatically updated to Picasa3 and they've vanished again!!!! restores have all failed to bring my pictures back

Really appreciate any help, Thank you

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I need to know how to save the pictures in the My Pictures folder to CD. I am going to format and reinstall XP Home and if I do, I will lose these pictures unless I save them. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: How Do I Save the Pictures in My Pictures Folder to CD?

XP has built in cd-burnig capabilities. You should just be able to put a blank disk in and drag and drop your files over.

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MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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A:my pictures folder all pictures are gone/someone told me to post this here to see if

is the pictures folder "my pictures" within my documents or were you saving them someplace else, in another folder?

were they deleted, are they in the recycle bin?

you haven't given much info other than the pics are missing.

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When I click This pc one of the folders displayed is Pictures. However when I click Pictures it says this is unavailable.

The reason for this is I deleted Pictures within C:/users/Pete and created a new folder called My Pictures in C:/users/Pete and within that I now have all my pic folders and files.

How best do I now replace the Pictures folder with a My Pictures in This pc

A:How to replace missing Pictures Folder?

You could try adding the new folder to the Pictures library, Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

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Most grateful for any help on this please.

I am having problems with Windows searching and am unable to find a lot of my pictures despite them definitely being there. I have followed on line suggestions and I've reached the Indexing Locations screen via control panel. On the indexed loactions screen (see screenshot) it is very obvious that the Pictures folder is not present under my folder structure. All other methods of accessing my folder structure show the pictures folder. I am assuming that this may be the cause of my search problems. How do I get the pictures folder to show so that I can reindex .

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I have found the problem. My pictures folder had moved into saved games. Next problem is why do I get that silly can't move because already open. One step forward etc

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Only empty folders show up when using the metros photos app when my pictures library includes a WHS homegroup shared folder. Photos app reports "We couldn't find any photos in here"

I can browse to the folders using file manager and open a single picture in Photos but I cannot then get to the next or previous picture in the folder.

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Hi Guys,I have a problem that I have not encountered before. For some unaccountable reason, I cannot open any picture in the 'My Pictures' folder.Whenever I attempt to open a picture I get an error message that says: File C:/Documents and Settings/User/My Documents/My Pictures/ could not be opened.Initially, I thought that it might have been a virus, but scans by AVG have turned up nothing.I have no idea how to solve this problem.Please help.With Thanks.Compton

A:Pictures In The 'my Pictures' Folder Cannot Be Opened

Hello Compton,This could be down to a number of reasons. Are you logged on the system with an account that has administrative access? The event viewer may give some more information.1. Click Start select run2. Type eventvwr.exe3. Press enter4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.5. Double click on each error and or warning.6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, (under the two arrows)7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)

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All the pictures in my Pictures folder have disappeared, leaving behind a bunch of empty folders. I did not delete them, and I have no viruses according to AVG. It appears that this happened to a few others on this forum, but no solutions were presented.

If it helps - I noticed that the Read Only button was checked on the main folder, so I unchecked it, and I watched the status window un-apply "read only" protection from all my actual pictures files, so it seems to me that they're still there but invisible.

I performed a system restore, and Recova is in the process of performing a "Deep Scan" for my pictures (the quicker scan did not find the files). Has anyone solved the problem of the disappearing pictures? Is this a Vista problem, or perhaps a problem with an update? Any help would be appreciated!


A:Pictures disappeared from Pictures folder!

Read only shouldn't have anything to do with it. Have you checked the Recycle Bin and AVG's quarantine? Is the Hidden attribute cleared? Have you installed any new programs or updates?

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HI!! Sure hope someone can help me with this. I am missing pictures and graphics from the My Pictures file in Windows XP. Some are downloaded pictures of me..that I had a folder for, now just one of them out of I think 4 are left. Now some cute pics someone sent me are also gone, were seperate and not in any folder, just in My Pictures.
I cannot locate these anywhere and do not want to lose any more of my pictures!
I need to know why this may be going on, what to do to stop it and what I need to do to prevent any reoccurances. I havent a clue and hope somebody else does!
Thanx so much!! Your time, knowledge and help with this is very very appreciated!!!

A:Missing pictures & graphic from My Pictures

Hi have you gone to the search wizard and click on pictures music and video put name of what is missing and click if they are there it will find them ,if not then go to all files and folders and search local drive,

Try it i hope you have some luck.

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This could be one for the books,

Last night when I went to look at the Pictures folder in My Documents there was a folder of pictures and six other pictures in my folder that no one, not me, nor anyone else downloaded to the computer. All of them are JPG files and we have friends who have e-mailed pictures to us.

However, in my fifteen years of computer experience I know that I would personally have to download those photos to mu computer in order for them to be viewed. A family member has posted unrelated pictures on E-bay. We are trying to think and there were no e-mails opened, no photos looked at, nothing between the time that this happened, (Last Night.) Because a family friend who is into photography sent nature pictures through E-Mail, I just assumed it was from him and said, "Oh, I put those pictures that you downloaded last night in a folder, and the other computer user in my family said, "What pictures?"

I don't use Photo Sharing of any kind, My Avast Anti-Virus log shows now threats. All of the pictures are OLD. BUT here is the interesting thing, of the photo specs of them so far that I can see, they were taken by a person who has the SAME type of camera that we use on this computer. BUT we just got the camera last year and no one else has used it. The dates on those pictures go back from 2000-2003.

There is no evidence of anyone using any photo sharing application software. The computer runs as well as as ever. Any ideas?


A:Mysterious Pictures Showed Up in My "My Pictures" Folder

Do a search by date for the dates a day before and a day after the picture date. Maybe those ppictures were attached to some album or video show viewed recently and automaticly posted to MY PICTURED folder. Or perhaps the person who did email you mistakenly included some pictures, maybe even by forwarding an olld email from the picture taker.

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I have such a mess going I am making another post to avoid confusion ( mostly in me ) I will try to explain.

I have a ssd for the os and then a hd for "D" storage,

Lets say my user name is "Harry" and I wanted to move some user/harry folders to the "D" drive,
I wanted to place the moved user folders into a folder of their own so I made in "D" a folder lets say I called "Dobby".

What I now thought I did was go to harry down to "my pictures" right click it then clicked properties,
then clicked location then clicked move, I then found "D" and found the "Dobby" folder in "D" clicked on "Dobby" and then select folder, I then click it to move and all files,

Now I have a two part problem.
"Dobby" folder is gone from "D" replaced with a second folder called "my pictures".
"my pictures" folder is gone from the user/harry folders list, how do I get it back?
Next problem,
When I go into "D" I have two "my pictures" folders one empty and when I click properties on it and look at the sharing tab it's name is "my pictures".

When I click properties on the other folder named "my pictures" in "D" and go to the shared tab it's name is "Dobby"?

So how do I get "my pictures" folder back in the list on user/harry?
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A:missing "my pictures" folder in users, folder renamed itself

dobby folder on D drive contains a hidden file disktop.ini. Thats why it behaves as "my prictures". Please listen carefully and do just what i tell you!

folder is gone from the user/harry folders list. =>You mean C:\users\Harry doesn't have folder "my pictures" anymore?

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I have a problem with one of my vista accounts' picture folder. When saving to "my pictures", I went back to my "user" folder to find the pictures folder... but the picture I saved was actually saved to what appears to be a 'false' recycle bin; Only, this 'recycle bin' does not behave like the actual recycle bin, since I can browse and even open photos from within it, and it also does not have the "restore" option... When I try to change the name of the "recycle bin" folder to "pictures" (from the properties window) it says that there is already a folder with the name 'pictures', but then refers to the same 'recycle bin' with my photos. How could this have happened? How do we get the folder to return to the normal "pictures" appearance? It's as if part of the software thinks that it's the pictures folder, and part thinks it's (somehow??) the recycle bin (based on its appearance). Thank you.

A:Pictures folder appears to be "recycle bin" but still behaves like "pictures" folder.

Hello Jsprong, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This should be able to help restore this folder for you.
Backup anything that you do not want to lose in these two folders to another location.Use OPTION THREE in this tutorial to make sure that the "Pictures" folder is set to it's default location of "C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures".Delete both folders.Restart the computer to apply. It may take a couple of restarts before the Pictures folder is back in it's default location.If for some reason the icon is not correct for it, then you can use this tutorial to fix it.Hope this helps,

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When I reinstalled Windows recently I decided to move my user data folders to my D drive since C drive is a new SSD - I did this by using the location tab in the properties dialog.

Now, when I click the start menu and click on my username to open my home folder, it displays all my data folders, EXCEPT My Music, My Videos and My Pictures. (of course, if I navigate to C:\users\...... only Appdata is there since everything was moved to D:\users\......) So I go to where the folders are stored, on D drive, and they are all there, but when I go to properties for these three folders, the "location" tab is not there.

Furthermore, I remember the default save location for MS Paint is the pictures folder, however now its default location is My Documents. Same thing applies to Windows Live Movie Maker (default should be Videos but it's defaulting to Documents). I think this is related to the problem I described above.

Also, when I click on the Pictures library (or the videos, or music library) it says there is no folder included, so I had to manually include the right folder from the D drive.

The attached screenshot sums it all up. Of course, when I saved it, I just saved it in the default directory for Paint, which happened to be... MY DOCUMENTS.

A:"My Pictures/Videos/Music" missing from home folder

Hello Marcus,

See if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore those user folders back to their default location on C. User Folders - Restore Default Location
Afterwards, you could use what's recommended in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial above, or try moving them back to D to see how they work afterwards. User Folders - Change Default Location
Hope this helps,

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I randomly lost all my pictures in my "My Pictures" Folder I don't understand why and what would the best way to go about fixing it. I have done data recovery before but I'm not sure other things may have been lost as well.

A:Lost all my pictures in my "My Pictures" Folder

Is it related to this?

How do I dual boot a computer with two versions of Windows

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Was having problems with virtual memory and computer coming to a complete stop due to downloading a Norton upgrade. My computer tech suggested backing up everything on my computer and reloading Windows XP Home Edition. He backed up what he thought was everything on my computer that was under my user name and reloaded my computer but my pictures in my Kodak pictures file were not under my user name; therefore, all of my pictures are gone. The tech has now transferred everything on my computer over to his computer and is now trying to find the pictures. Anyone have any suggestions on how to retrieve the pictures? Has anyone ever had to send the computer to a lab to get info retrieved and how much does it cost? Thanks for your help!

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I had moved 'My Pictures' folder away from C: \Users\username\My Pictures when I first set the computer up and I had it in another partitioned drive (E.

For space reason I wanted to move it back to it's original location above and moved the whole folder across to the C: but instead of having it as a folder in the username folder as it should be I merged it in error with the username folder!

The folder is now named My Pictures and has the path C: \Users\My Pictures\ in the registry. I have (hopefully) attached the properties of the folder which shows that there is no location tab. The network path is shown as \\HOME\Users\username.

How do I clean up the folder back to it's standard user folder detail without the merged detail of My Pictures and I guess the easier part is to create a new My Pictures folder and point the registry to it (as per the detail in the top line).

Please help a newbie!



A:How do I unmerge User folder and 'My Pictures' folder merged in error

Have you tried a System Restore back to a date prior to doing what you did? That MAY fix it.

System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools

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I used the file explorer on desktop to move a bunch of pictures off an external backup drive and into the pictures folder within my pictures library. They now show up under the pictures library in desktop. But the Metro Pictures app insists that there are no pictures in my pictures library. Any suggestions?

A:Pictures metro app not detecting pictures in my library

reinstall pics app

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What the title should say is ..."Windows 7 (new for me) is not saving pictures from camera TO my pictures file." Thank you for any and all advice.  I went to upload photos from my website but could not find them! What I have done so far: 1. Set autoplay to default 2. Unplugged all ports and replugged 3. Typed jpg in search and found them but they are not accessible when I try to upload them to my website. 4. Looked in temp files (not there) 5. Tried another "test" photo and tried one more time to upload it from snapfish and photobucket and still can't find them. Can I tell windows where to save my photos? Could this be from a corrupt file? I don't know what else to try.

A:Windows 7 (new for me) is not saving pictures from camera to my pictures.

They on all of my machines end up in the picture folder unless I click on save as and select another location.

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Although most pictures from my correspondents display in Thunderbird, some of them don't (see the attachment).

Any ideas from forum users as to why this is happening would be appreciated.

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How can I remove all references to subdirectory MyPictures on my C:\ drive?

Last year I did a clean install of Windows 7 Enterprise. I then copied my data files to the C:\ Drive. These directories and files were created with XP Professional so my photo files were under My Pictures\2010.

In the Library view I have Pictures\My Pictures\2010

In the Computer view I see C:\Users\Russell\My Pictures\2010
I used SyncBack SE to backup my files to the F:\drive.

SB SE converts references to subdirectory My Picture to Pictures. Some how I now have some files backed up on two directories:

F:\Users\Russell\My Pictures.

A:Multiple picture directories. Pictures, My Pictures.

Hello, anybody home?

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I was playing music from WMP and all of a sudden it stopped playing. I went back over to restart the music and there was nothing in my library. I went to My Music folder and there's nothing there.... check My Pictures same thing. I've been all over the internet for a couple hours and haven't found anything that references this same problem.

I ran a search for *.mp and all of my music files are still in the My Music folder. I right clicked on one of them went to properties and the check box for hidden is NOT checked.

I'm running several anti virus checks right now, if anyone has any idea on what this is please let me know.

A:All Music and Pictures missing from My Music / My Pictures

Welcome to TSG.
If the files are still there after a search, you probably have a virus,
Did you also check your sound card if it still works?

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Hi there,

I seem to be having a problem with folder pictures when i right click a folder and go to properties and then customize, when i apply a picture, it wont work and if theres already a picture there, it wont change to the one i want.

Not really a huge problem, but i like use folder pictures for my music for all the different albums that i have.

Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

A:folder pictures

Hi Thimble Guy,

You may need to click the Restore Default first, then change the picture. Take a look at this tutorial and the reply posts below to see if it may help you.

How to Change a Folder Preview Picture in Vista


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when i delete a picture in my pictures folder the thumbnail remains until i refresh the folder, it refreshed auto/real time before.. as soon as i deleted anything the thumb disappeared

A:win 7 my pictures folder

This is normal this is caused by what Windows calls Thumbnail Cache. a disk clean up will claer the thumbnail cache.

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Suddenly my pictures folder is gone. I searched for it using windows explorer and didn?t delete it. How do I get it back?

A:my pictures folder

Files don't just vanish. It has to be there. I don't know how we could tell you how to find it. Just look on the partition where it was before and see what you find.

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How big is your pictures folder?

Here's mine

9,28 GB

A:How big is your pictures folder?

Mine is around 2 GB.

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I attempted to rename a Windows 7 Pictures folder and a new folder was created. Inside the new folder is the original folder! 2 questions: (1) How do I remove the new folder? and (2) How do I rename the original folder? Thank you.

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I am using XP, IE7, sometimes Firefox Mozilla 3.5. I have a lot of photos in My Pictures and somehow I seem to have lost the left side of the page where it shows Picture tasks, Folders Tasks etc.....you know, where I can email or print from My Pictures. I know I probably just clicked 'use default' somewhere I shouldn' have, but I can't find where. I've checked every link at the top of the page and the page minimizer, tools, toolbars, etc. I don't know what else to do. Please can you help?

Dee in Texas

A:My Pictures Folder

With your folder open, click Tools, Folder Options, General tab, enable the Show common tasks in folders button, OK.


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I often download pictures from the Internet to My Pictures Folder. All I get are blank outlines with titles but no picture. I am unable to open the picture as I can not make a copy until the picture downloaded is opened. What is the source of my problem and how can it be corrected. Thanks

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I somehow deleted the 'My Pictures' folder whilst using OneDrive and now cannot get it back.

Briefly - I was trying to understand the 'My Folders' set up in Windows 7 (I come from XP) and how the these folders 'tie into' folders on my OneDrive space. I managed to 'move' the location of 'My Pictures' so that it pointed to OneDrive, but when I deleted the folder on OneDrive, it deleted the 'My Pictures' folder on my PC. My first attempt was to follow the instructions here:

User Folders - Restore Default Location

..this didn't seem to work. However, it was not until I got to page 3 of 26 of this thread that I saw this link:

Libraries - Restore Default

..and I thought, "ah, ahhh.. that's what I want, 'restore default' - not 'restore to default location'..!" So I tried it and still didn't work. I then read something about the 'My' folders being hidden (Libraries - Hidden and Empty Fix) but that didn't work either.

And yes, I've tried 'turning it off and on again' so many times - but the My Pictures folder will just not appear.

Appreciate any advice - especially as it was on my girlfriends logon..! (luckily only 1 picture in it!)

Thank you

Staffs Lebowski

A:Cannot see My Pictures folder

Staffs you could try Recuva mate at most you have nothing to lose (no pun) https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Is it possible to duplicate the mypictures folder to make Mypictures2, 3 etc

A:My Pictures folder XP

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Hi All

I am using stylexp and have downloaded a theme which copys the MacOSystem, it has come with pictures so that i can change the my computer, my documents etc folder pictures so they look like mac icons, how do i do this

A:Folder pictures

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So I still use XP and am pretty ocd about keeping my videos really well organized on my external hard drive. I like to thumbnail (or I guess assign a Folder Picture) my folders with the cover of wtvr that folder contains but for some reason my computer doesn't generate thumbs.db (I've already checked under folder options). Anyway, this causes the thumbnails to load up REALLY slowly or sometimes doesn't generate the designated folder pictures at all.

ANYWAY, anybody here know a fix/program that lets me dress up folder pictures through explorer? Not talking about icons here.

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My Pictures Folder has changed, previously the pictures display covered my entire desktop, now all I have is a Tile listing folders vertically. How do I return to have my pictures in the full desktop? Thanks.

A:Pictures folder

If I understand the question properly there's 2 ways to change the view of a Folder's contents. One way is on the Menu bar in View, several choices. The other way is an icon on the Toolbar just above the list that gives the same choices of View.

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I accidentally deleted My Pictures and it also got emptied in the recycle folder. My Pictures were all backed up to a CD so I didn't loose any. I opened My Documents and made a new My Picture folder and got it set up in my send to. When I set up my web cam it is suppose to put a LifeCam Files folder in My Pictures which it didn't. Then I get a message that says it can't find the LifeCam Files folder. I'm thinking that something is not set up right since I made a replacement folder and programs can't find the My Picture folder. Any Ideas

A:My Pictures Folder

My pictures should go in C:\Users\user name
Thats where it normally is.

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Ok, in My Documents folder, My Videos, My Music and My pictures hava a little icon. Just recently that little icon disappeared from My Pictures folder. Do ya know how to bring it back. I cant customize it and put it again since it is a system folder or part of Windows. Please Help!!

A:My Pictures folder!!!

1. Click Start, click Run, and then type the following command:

rundll32 mydocs.dll,PerUserInit

2. Click OK.

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How can I create an additional My Pictures folder, with all the unique display characteristics, in another folder? I need to keep it in a separate directory from My Documents while still keeping the original My Pictures folder in its original place.

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Hi, I'm trying to open My Pictures on my wife's laptop but I get this error message Your folder can't be shared. This also happens to other folders on the laptop. I've tried to change Security Settings but it usually leads me to an endless layer of pop ups which finally ends with me being unable to change the setting. This is my wife's private home laptop and you can just imagine how important it is to be able to view pictures and videos of our grandchildren. I just need to relax the high security settings and make this work. Any help at all would be so appreciated.

Thank you,

A:Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared

Maybe take ownership of the folder---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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i got on the pc this morning and noticed that where i have the picture saved on the desktop it was just black so i went into where my pictures are saved and there missing ??

but when i double click on one it will show any ideas please im lost on this ??

A:Pictures missing suddenly and backgroung picture missing

Go to Organize > Folder and search options > View tab and uncheck the box as shown.

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Is it possible to have your Pictures folder on a different drive to your operating programme? I run Windows 10 and use LR and PS, my Pictures folder is on the main C drive. As I'm getting short of space on that drive which is a 225gb SSD drive I wondered if it was possible to have the pictures folder on a different drive? I also have a 500gb which is my E drive, but it's not SSD.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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I have many folders with photos and want to run a slideshow of all of them but when I choose 'Pictures' Windows 10 will not show anything. I have to pick one folder. That folder will run nicely, but I would like to include ALL folders.

A:how to get slideshow of all Pictures, not just one folder

Hi all !
I've just find a way to do it without copying all your photos to another folder or anything else :
1/ go to your parent folder that contains folders of the desired photos

2/ in the search field, type *.jpg (or *.raw... depend of the type of your photos)

3/ Explorer shows you all your photos

4/ select all (CTRL-a), right click and choose "Set as wallpaper"

5/ on the run command, type "control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper" and select if you want to randomize, switch time...
Hope that helps and sorry for my poor english

Thake a look at this short video if needed : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxLxEHd7-pU


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I'm new here and this is my first post. A few weeks ago, I got a computer message that said something about virtual memory being low and that the computer would fix that on its own. I have had that message before in the years that I've had this computer and nothing bad happened, so I didn't pay it much attention. A couple of days later though, I noticed the My Pictures folder missing from my start menu and my desktop. I have some photos backed up on an external modem and those appear to still be there, but when I click on them to display, I just get a blank screen. Now, I'm trying to update my iTunes software and the download goes well until the last few seconds, when I'm informed that some critical components it needs from the My Pictures folder aren't there. Also, I'm having trouble unloading my digital camera onto the computer and I'm starting to think the missing My Pictures folder is behind that too. Can anyone help me? I am at a total loss of what to do. I haven't done anything yet, because I'm afraid to mess it up even more.

My computer info:

Dell Dimension 2400
Windows XP
Service Pack 2

THANK YOU in advance!


A:My Pictures Folder Has Disappeared

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I'm trying to setup the sidebar to use c:\users\space cowboy\documents\mypictures for the source folder but I keep getting "Access Denied"

I think I may have acendentally done something to restrict all access now since I can't even open it in explorer.

Any time saver tips would be greatly appreciated


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