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How do you move the details pane? (With Pictures)

Q: How do you move the details pane? (With Pictures)

Hello! I would like to somehow know how to move the details pane from bottom to the top, like this:

Thank you!

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How can I re-associate .mp4 files with video details displaying in the Details Pane? After installing the K-lite codecs pack, my mp4's all began displaying in the details pane as audio files (Album, Artist etc) and no longer displays the important video default details (size, frame height, bitrate etc). I assume it was because of incorrectly associating file types when installing the codecs (even though wmv's, avi's are still correct), so I uninstalled the codecs but the Details categories remain for typical audio files. I've exhausted The Google and I'm stumped... any help? (Win7, 32-bit with VLC as my default player) Thanks!

A:Details Pane associating mp4 video files with audio details

Have you tried resetting your Folder Templates?

Folder Template - Default

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I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:

* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options
* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'
* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosen

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.


A:Need for details in Details Pane

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A fairly simple question:

Has anyone tried to (or found a third party app) that can put the details pane back to the bottom of the File Explorer windows, like it was in 7. It was of great use to me when reading tags and other information. In 8, it just takes needless width space from the windows.

A:Explorer's Details Pane

Shell32.dll but modifyng it crashes windows 8 (at least in CP/RP), havent tried in RTM yet.

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So, I upgraded directly from XP, I hated Vista and I hated Win7. So. It's only natural that the omittance of the details + preview hybrid pane being missing causes me a lot of mental insecurity and overall discomfort (not literally :P ).

But point is.

Can I move the details pane from the right to the left, where the tree explorer is located?


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I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and in a folder I was looking in there is a details pane at the bottom of the folder. Well, I accidently hit 'Hide The Details Pane" button and poof it was gone. Now I can't figure out how to get the details pane back. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

thanks all,
by the way.....great forum, it's been a lot of help.

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How can I change the color of details pane in Windows Explorer? I'm trying to modify Soft7 visual style to suite my needs.. I've found allmost everything else, but I can't find the way to change this. Is it a bitmap in shellstyle.dll, msstyles, or something else?

A:Details pane customization

Hi Morpheus

Are you using Windows Style Builder?

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A:Details pane problem help!!

Not sure how you did that but i can not replicate it at all.

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A long story short is that my cat ran over my keyboard and now all my folders have a preview/details pane I can't get rid of. I read it could be removed by going to Folder Options, General, Use Classic View. Well guess what, there is no classic view! I included two screenshots to show my problem.

Lack of Classic option

A:Preview/details pane won't go away!

Alt + p

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Is there a way to display file folder location in the details pane view?
In the search box I've type *.* and it display all files.  There are duplicate files I want to delete so I want to see which folder they're in without checking each file's properties.

Thanks in advance.

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How would I add an image to the background of the details pane? The ones highlighted in the screenshot I attached.

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I have a video folder that I would like organize by genre (i.e.: action, drama, comedy, etc.) but Windows isn't allowing me to add or change existing file details.

I consulted this document and realized the following applies to my situation.


Some properties can't be added or changed. In those cases, clicking next to the value won't change its appearance.

Is there a work-around? (e.g.:Additional software)

A:Adding properties to details pane


Click Here to download abcAVI, save it to your desktop, once download is complete run installer => Open up abcAVI => On the top menu bar the first icon will let you select one movie file to edit, the second icon will allow you to select a whole directory to edit all movie files in it, once in the movie just go down to Genre and choose the one you would like or type in your own => Click Save once done

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

A:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).

...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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The details pane used to show a thumbnail preview of the first page of Adobe Acrobat documents when I selected the file. This was extremely helpful to me due to the nature of how I file these documents, as I didn't have to open the files - I only had to select them. As of this morning, the details pane only shows the name of the document and does not display a thumbnail preview of the first page. How do I fix this? Thank you!!

A:Details Pane No longer showing previews

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I have this problem with the vista details pane and I have not been able to find any solution. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium version. The problem is that:
1. My details pane is missing a lot of properties/tags . Only ones that are appearing are file date, file name, dated created.
2. When I go into a MP3 folder, same thing happens as I described in 1. Just the 4 tags appear and I don?t get any other tags that used to be there like artist name, rating, title, etc.
3. I cannot edit any Tag in the details pane. When everthing was working fine, I could go in the MP3 folder , I could edit the title, ratings etc. and Save it. But now I can?t do anything, the save button does not appear and the tags don?t go in edit mode.
Up till now I have tried the following solutions:
1. I have reset all the folder options in Vista by going to Folders/tools/reset defaults. (did not work)
2. After resetting the folders, I have also turned on the details pane option under Organize/Layout and the details under the Views. (did not work)
3. Under View, in the tool bar, I went to Customize This Folder and chose the Music Folder Option, All Items etc. (did not work)
4. Then on the Microsoft site, I found this solution ? Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents., and click a file to apply properties. Then In the Details pane at the bottom of the folder window, click the property that you want to change, type the new property in the Tags.? But it did not work ei... Read more

A:Missing Properties/Tags in Details Pane


Is this only for mp3 files?

You said "when everything was working fine" what happened? did you download a new program? (itunes,vlc)

If it wasn't that long ago, you could try system restore.

Did you use a "registry cleaner" or an "optimizer"?

On the properties window, general tab, what is it set to "open with"?

good luck

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For some reason when I go to the layout menu in Vista Exploer (Explorer --> Organize --> Layout) there is no details pane listed. Is there a way to get that back?

I checked to see that "Show Previews and Filters" is selected" and it is. I tried unselecting and reselecting it and that didn't work.


A:can't get details pane in Explorer layout to show up

Hi, the details pane is not under organise it's under View.

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I've been trying to re-organize my photo collection. Previously, I had been using Windows Live Photo Gallery to tag my photos, and admittedly it was convenient. Recently, though, the program has gone on the fritz to where thumbnails aren't loading so it's harder to differentiate photos simply by the file name in cases where I have a lot of photos of the same group or folder. While I've tried a lot of troubleshooting to get the thumbnails to load, and would gladly take advice on that issue, in the meantime I'm trying to accomplish the same thing using the details pane in explorer.

When I highlight a photo right now, most file types load the date stamp, tags, rating, author(s) and comments properties in the details pane. However, I'd like to edit the people properties so I can tag individuals in the photos. I have not seen a way to easily do that short of using other software (such as Photo Gallery).

Does anyone know if there's a way to do this through explorer or will it require a separate application?

A:People tagging of photos using details pane

You are talking about edit Exif data. There are programs out there that allow you to do that.

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

A:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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Does anyone know how to edit the details that appear at the bottom of the screen when you select a file? I'm not talking about the details that you can change when you select view but the one at the very bottom of the screen.
Thank you

A:Edit windows explorer details pane?

Try this:


Once installed, go to the details tab of a files properties, and you can edit them as you wish, which will also appear at the bottom of Windows Explorer.

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Is there any way to permanently remove or disable all of the various "views" in the Windows 7 Navigation Pane *except* for Details? If a subdirectory contains audio files I *never* want to see "Album" or "Artist" or any of the rest of that garbage. If the subdirectory contains an image file I *never* want to see a thumbnail of images. If I need more information about a file I'll right click on it and select Properties, thankyewverymuch!

In short, when I click anywhere in the left or right panel in the Navigation Pane I never want to see *ANYTHING* except the file name, type, size, and date modified. If it isn't a file (e.g. Network, etc.) just show me a computer or device name, not some massive image of a router or other waste of my time.

Jerry H.

A:Remove All Options Except Details From Navigation Pane

You can modify the folder templates for different folder types like Music, Pictures, etc. where you can specify things like that.

These should get you on track to setting those up:

Folder Template - Change
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I must apologize in advance for any forthcoming ignorance, as I am a forum newbie. Using Win8.1, I am trying to relocate the Details Pane in Explorer from the space wasting right side to the well fitting & familiar bottom.

Fix I found is here: How To Move Details Pane To The Bottom In Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Has anyone had any experience in general with this tool? Haven't been able to find out any more jnfo either way othter than the link.

Thank you in advance for your time.

A:Win8.1: Reconnect Details Pane to bottom of Explorer

Better use Old New Explorer:
OldNewExplorer - make your 8.1/10 explorer work like Win7/8 one - StartIsBack+ - MSFN Forum

It has some other features but the one you are searching for is one of them. It doesn't always make the hack but it is much safer than patching the shell32.dll

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I do not want to see a large space to the right of my photos & files in file explorer. I want to see the full space filled with them. I have been searching for hours for the mythical "General Tab" which supposedly contains the key but it doesn't seem to exist. Does anyone know if this display is possible?

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I was wondering if you know if there is a way to improve Vista's Video Preview on the Details Pane.

The problem I see is that Vista shows the very 1st second of video, while Windows 7 shows the 4th. That's why many of the video previews on the details pane show a black screen on vista instead of actual video.

If anyone else has the answer, I will be really grateful.

A:Vista vs Windows 7 - Video Preview on Details Pane

I guess you could edit that through the registry, but believe me, lol, to be honest Idk...

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Hello! Title says everything
Win 8 Enterprise x64, non local administrator user.

I can not change music's rating or other stuff from details pane. In local administrator user I can. Should I change my account type or any help?

Also the music is at external HDD

A:The Details pane - Can not modify Music's Rating and stuff

Check that your files haven't suddenly become "Read-only".

Also try running CHKDSK to check the drive.

After I've used one of my external HDDs at TAFE, my PC claims that it is "Read-only" and it takes several CHKDSK commands to fix the problem.
Of course after CHKDSK is finished, it says that there weren't any problems.

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How do I change the font style in the Windows Explorer details pane using Windows Style Builder?

I have attached a screenshot, I want to change the font inside the red box. More specifically, the font of the text in black.

A:Change the font style in Explorer details pane

Welcome to the Seven Forums
That would be at Styles > TextStyle > BodyText > FONT:FONT

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I want to make some specific changes to the default Preview Details string for picture files in Windows Explorer. I have found an excellent write-up on how to edit that string using regedit, but the author was only interested in the specific around music. In the attached picture, I show the file properties/attributes that I am interested in placing in the Detail Pane. The current edited string is shown below.


As you can see, some work, others don't. Is there a comprehensive list of these properties and their syntax in the form
that one can refer to when modifying the string?

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Hi, I just re-installed windows 7 on my desktop pc and have a question about the settings of the details pane in windows explorer (the one that appears and the bottom when you select a file). Previously when I selected video files (.mp4, .avi and .mkv) I would get the details at the bottom, the video frame width and height, size of file etc.. but since I reinstalled I don't get these details when I select video files. I know its only a small problem but I work with video files a lot and have gotten used to seeing the resolution of files without having to open them. Does anyone know how I can get the details pane to show these details again? At the moment it only displays the video size, name and state.

Here is a screen-shot of the details pane for a selected .mkv video file on my laptop, this is what I want it to display on my pc.

A:Solved: Windows explorer details pane for videos problem

Is the folder set as a "Video" type?
Look at the properties of the folder, and there you will see a drop down list for the type.

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I googled the problem and NOTHING!!!!! many information NO LONGER is displayed in my details pane in Windows Explorer!!!!!! song length is one of them gone missing (& total length if multiple files are selected) and I use that frequently!!!!! it ONLY shows basic information now such as artist, title, album, and genre!!! but total length is GONE!!! also MANY UNRELATED INFORMATION is now in the details pane for media files!!!!!!! mood of music has been added (never heard of that tag), song rating, and composer now have been added!!!! it even displays ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION for WAV files when it used to be ONLY file size and length for WAV files!!!!!!! WAV is NOT capable of tags so I don't know why Windows Explorer shows this information for WAV files!!!!!!

A:missing information in details pane for media files (such as song length)

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?

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Good day to all.I have windows 7 home premium.Question is regarding the preview pane in windows explorer.
Is it possible that I can have the preview pane only in my picture,As when I select the icon top right in windows explorer to get the preview pane showing,Then when I go to my documents or my music the preview pane is also open there.
I was hoping that I could only get it to set on my pictures only,Is it possible ??

Many Thanks.

A:Preview pane in my pictures

Hello David,

I'm afraid that the preview pane is a global setting when turned on or off.

Preview Pane - Turn On or Off

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I've been using Win 8 for a while and was frustrated that the "filmstrip" view option was gone. I used WinXP since it came out till this past summer. If that tells you how ingrained I was and am. Win 10 is great over Win 8 or 7 but, that filmstrip isn't there. Most people with cameras take landscape type pictures, some portrait. I think the majority take them in landscape. Well, in Win 8 and 10, you "can" get a preview of images with the preview pane option BUT, it's stuck to the right side of the window. Now, 99% of my pictures are landscape so, viewing an image on the right hand side is restricting and does not allow one to view a landscape image fully. It's annoying as all get out. Is there a way to move the images preview pane to the upper position and the thumbnails to the bottom? Just like the filmstrip in Win XP?

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I have a user that somehow got the reading pane in the center/middle of oulook 2003.
I can only find out how to put it in the bottom, right, or off in the settings.
The only thing I found on google about this was this page...

Outlook 2003, Moving the Reading Pane to the Middle?

Wondering if anyone here knows the fix or do I have to register there?

A:move reading pane to middle outlook 2003

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Ever since the Graphical User Interface was introduced, EVERY single folder by default, from mac to Windows, is in some kind of little details view with a little folder icon next to the folder name. Well, for the sake of Start Screen's visual approach, I think it would be best to go from Details view, to Large Icon view in Windows Explorer. For the naysayers, the amount of viewable folders and files actually remains the same in most cases and usually increases the amount, even with the Details pane in Windows 8 enabled. Without the Details pane, the amount viewable increases.

Proof of such...


A:I think it's time to move away from the Details view.

If you use large icons you loose the ability to see the detail provided by additional columns. It's fine for basic folders where there are few details, but for folders that contain photographs, music or many other categories, it just doesn't work. Personally, I'll stay with details view, which also consumes less space when used in conjunction with filters appropriate for the content.

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"Trying to live without "View as Web Page" in vista explorer ...
When viewing an .HTM in the right pane vista explorere says:
"SOME pictures been blocked te help prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Opne this item to view the picture."
Does that mean that SOME other pictures are not blocked?
Which are, which aren't?
Where is that documented.

A:SOME pictures been blocked in vista explorer right pane

I think personally that it is a real explorer bug.
The explorer is depending from too many applications (ie, windows mail applications, etc...). Some people having the same problem solved it through Outlook???? So maybe some registry keys are shared for this particular case.
I remember having a lot of problems of this type in XP, that is why i decided not to use anymore the explorer which i substitute with freecommander.

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I have a problem that my IT department is unable to resolve. My outlook version is '03 SP2 on XP SP2. When I receive an email that has a picture in the body of the email, the picture (.bmp .jpg or other) does not appear. However, if I forward the email I can see the picture. IT cannot figure this out so they rebuilt my PC & it worked properly for about 4 weeks, then reverted back to the same problem. I am not the only person this affects, I just seem to be the only one that is making an issue of it. I suspect it somehow relates to the fact that my Favorites Folder Pane in Outlook also has problems. One day it looks like I set it up to look, the next only my sent items are there, I fix it, the following day only my inbox is there, I fix it. It can stay correct for days at a time, then something comes up missing. It's almost like my profile isn't the same each day. Anyone else come across this?

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I am going through and renaming my pictures. I click on a picture. It shows up in the preview pane. I then rename the file. After renaming the file I click on the <Tab> key to move to and rename the next picture. However, the preview pane does not show this new picture. It continues to show the previous picture that I just changed. The preview pane used to work where it would show the new picture after hitting the <Tab> key. Would anyone know why this feature stopped working?

A:Pictures not showing up in preview pane while renaming file

Have you tried using your left/right arrow keys?

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I am going through and renaming my pictures. I click on a picture. It shows up in the preview pane. I then rename the file. After renaming the file I click on the <Tab> key to move to and rename the next picture. However, the preview pane does not show this new picture. It continues to show the previous picture that I just changed. The preview pane used to work where it would show the new picture after hitting the <Tab> key. The left and right arrow keys do not work. I am editing the name of the picture at the time. The left and right arrow keys will move within the name of the file that I am editing. If I press the Enter key the pictures automatically reorder themselves. I then have to go all the way back up and find the pictures that have not been renamed. That is a pain. Using the Tab key goes directly to the next picture so I can edit that name. However, the arrow keys do show the picture in the preview pane after I hit the Enter key. Would anyone know why this feature stopped working?

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I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64 and Microsoft Outlook 2010 is not showing any pictures in the preview pane from Facebook messages along with pictures from a few other sites. It seemed to "just happen" one day a few weeks ago. Searched problem using Google and none of the fixes I found worked.
I have an i7 cpu with 12 GB RAM.

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Having decided to use Vista's Mail/Contacts/Calendar, I was quite excited to see that when I hovered the mouse over the Extra Large Icon of a contact, all of his details appeared in the right hand side preview panel ...... for a moment!

Now that capability has disappeared altogether!

I have checked under Organize x Layout that the Preview Panel is checked but it remains blank all the time!

What have I (it) done to remove this handy feature?
........... but there's more ................. the contact's name comes up say michael smith.contact but I only want Michael Smith to show (not the word "contact").
When I try to rename it to a straight Michael Smith, Vista gets all upset and starts tellimg me that it probably won't work anymore if I persist!!

There's gotta be a way to rename these contacts!

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A friend sent me some pictures via email (Windows Internet Explorer, I would like to move them to my C: drive, Document folder. I tried to print them from the internet email, but they were about 5 times darker then what I saw on my monitor, that's why I would like to get them on my computer so I could work on them with "Photo Elements" or "Kodak Easy Share" software.
OS is "Windows Vista Home Premium"
Internet provider is "Time Warner Road Runner"
Browser is "Windows Internet Explorer"

A:Move Pictures


You need to save each image as a file. When you do so, you can specify the location you want to save them to.

Orange Blossom

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I moved "My Pictures" folder in the registry using:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"My Pictures"="C:\\My Pictures"

But, every time I enable My Pictures as a menu item in the XP start menu, it erases the registy entry. I can almost watch it happen realtime; after hitting Apply in the start menu config dialog I can see it deletes the data in the registry after refreshing regedit. Can anybody explain this to me?

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Hello all!

This is my first post, so please be nice!

I have used this site for help millions of times in the past, but this time I don't seem to be able to find an answer so I thought I'd post it myself.

For some reason, when I try to select and delete multiple pictures in the My Pictures folder, they don't move to the Recycle Bin they're just copied into the same My Pictures folder. So I end up with even more pictures than I started with, all with the prefix "Copy of [Image Name]".

I can delete one image at a time, but selecting more than one just copies them rather than deleting them!

(I am using Windows XP Home, by the way)

It's bizarre. Does anyone have any idea why it is doing this?

Thanks in advance,


A:Pictures Will Not Move to Recycle Bin

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After connecting my camera to the computer to download pictures, the pictures automatically went to Photo Gallery; I want to store them in Pictures.

How do I move the pictures from Photo Gallery to Pictures?

Thank you.

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I need help to see if I can move my pictures from "my pictures "on the start menu to somewhere where I can use them to do scrapbooking..I try to get a picute on scrapbooking and I cant do it.....Please someone help me Im going nuts over this

A:Cant move my pictures for scrapbooking

Originally posted by lark_4_u:
I need help to see if I can move my pictures from "my pictures "on the start menu to somewhere where I can use them to do scrapbooking..I try to get a picute on scrapbooking and I cant do it.....Please someone help me Im going nuts over this Click to expand...

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I have made videos and put them on youtube. I am thinking of making another video about the meaning of life and as my previous videos are made up of still pictures is it possible to make move (i.e If someone was walking would I be able to make him legs move or if i was going to shoot with a gun then make the bullets move) I have already attempted this by making loads of pictures where each changes slightly to make it look like he is moving (as they do in cartoons) I didnt finish the video in the end because it takes just too long to do each scene. Is it possible to download some software or somthing to help me do this??? If not then I will have to do it using still pictures again.

James Taylor

P.S If you want to watch my videos so far then please go to http://www.youtube.com/fraud01

A:How can I make my painted pictures move?

Macromedia Flash would be one option.

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Dear Friends,
Maybe someone can help. My wife was moving pictures from an external hard drive to an SD card and was doing fine for a while. Then she got a message that the card was full. When I checked, the pie diagram indicated that the card was only about 10% full.I tried to move (dragging) the pictures from the external hard drive (actually tried both hard drives that have the same pictures) to the SD card. When I played with it, it would not work for me. I just kept getting the message: "An unexpected error is preventing the operation. Make a note of this error code, which might be useful if you get additional help to resolve this problem. Error 0x80070052 The directory or file cannot be created"

Anyone have an idea what my problem is and how to fix it? Thanks!


A:Solved: Can't move pictures to SD Card

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