Duplicate Photo Folders-WANT A SINGLE LOCATION POST 2

October 22, 2013 at 12:05:06
Specs: Windows 7
Just when I thought I had it resolved through this thread http://www.computing.net/answers/wi... as a test today I took several photos, edited and saved in my named folder under MY pictures. WELL- it went to picture library under 'unspecified photos". 1. First dragged to folder on MY Pictures, and went out and came back in to insure photos were in folder,
2. Deleted Photos from "unspecified photos".
3.Went back into MY Photos - disappeared altogether, went to recycle and restored - appeared in MY Folders AND AGAIN under 'unspecified photos", so I copied and pasted from 'unspecified" to MY Pictures - it created copies in 'unspecified'- I deleted those and it also deleted photos from MY Pictures- I want only a single location!!!!

edited by moderator: Added link to earlier thread not provided above


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#1
October 22, 2013 at 13:00:17
Strange symptom.

What happens if you simply copy pictures into "Pictures" (on start menu), or to a folder you have created yourself within Pictures? It seems odd that it should create this "unspecified folder". I tend to have little faith in libraries as they are virtual. Wherever else pictures happen to show they should always be in the Pictures folder or one of its sub-folders.

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#2
October 22, 2013 at 13:15:24
I took several photos, edited and saved in my named folder under MY pictures

Give us a step by step:

I took several photos
How did you move the photos from your camera to the computer?
What directory did you save them to?

edited and saved
What editing software did you use?
How did you save them after editing?

saved in my named folder under MY pictures
What is the name of the folder under My Pictures?

MIKE

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#3
October 22, 2013 at 15:24:13
1. photos via USB from camera to Sub-folder (flowers) under MY Pictures.
2. Windows Media & Photo Gallery - Edit & Save to above Sub-Folder
3. photos of >rose of sharon are in Flower Sub-Folder under MY Pictured and in 'unspecified' under Pictures... I do not see the need to maintain duplicate photo folders

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#4
October 22, 2013 at 16:11:40
I'm not sure where your saving the pic's to.

On my Win 7, the "My Pictures" folder is a Sub-Folder to "Pictures"

So are you saving them to the folder Pictures <> My Pictures <> Flowers?

and they also appear in folder Pictures <> "Unspecified" ?

Also, try this, access the folder Unspecified,
select a pictures and Right Click
down the bottom of the menu,
select Properties
Next to the word Location,
where does it say the picture is located?
It should say something like "C:\Users\User_Name\Pictures"

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#5
October 23, 2013 at 05:24:56
Yes Duplicated photos in both locations even when I specifically save to MY Photos, and properties indicates TWO (2) Locations. I have screen print of that in paint, but unable to include in this

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#6
October 23, 2013 at 06:41:45
properties indicates TWO (2) Locations

What is the complete paths given for the two files?

Should be something like: "C:\Users\User_Name\Pictures"

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#7
October 23, 2013 at 06:49:25
Library Locations:
MY Pictures (C:\Users\Jay Reynolds - - this indicated as default
Public Pictures (C:\Users\Public - - - this is where the numerous 'unspecified' photos appear..

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#8
October 23, 2013 at 07:35:12
It appears they are in separate directories,
so try this:

On the Desktop
Click Desktop
Click on the C drive
Click on Users
Click on Public

This is where the "unspecified" folder is, correct?
On my system, there is also a "Sample" picture folder with several stock pic's.

Click on the "unspecified" folder and Delete one picture

Now go to your My Pictures and see if the pic is still in that folder or
if it has also been deleted.

If they are in separate directory's, then deleting one should not remove the other.

Also, found this discussion that may be of assistance, see response # 10

http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sh...


MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/

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#9
October 23, 2013 at 09:25:37
I don't use libraries, but it it is very apparent that the problem
here is that the user doesn't know the difference between a
library and a folder. A library is not a folder. Libraries do not
contain any files, just links to folders that DO contain files.
Any file that you see in a library is actually stored in a folder,
not in that library. Just one file, visible in two places: the folder
it is stored in and the library that links to it. You can delete the
file in either place.

Libraries can be configured so that deleting links from them
do not delete the actual files stored in the folders.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#10
October 23, 2013 at 10:47:15
For others, this has now been solved - see this duplicate post:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

EDIT: See #11 below.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#11
October 23, 2013 at 11:34:05
Derek,
the post you linked to was an ancillary question to the one in this thread.
The OP was asking two questions, one regarding files in two places (which is the main point of this thread) and one on how to recover delete files.

The answer I gave, in the linked post, was only on how to restore deleted files,
and that question was Solved.

So, the OP probably should not have started a new thread, but......

Hope that clears up any confusion.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#12
October 23, 2013 at 11:44:39
OK thanks mmcconaghy have edited my response #10.

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#13
October 25, 2013 at 04:35:11
Response to #8 above- got as far as Sample Picture folder and More Problems
-- - - - -Windows Can't Open File - "Sample Pictures.Ink
All in all - probably will take laptop to local IT guy to have hands on resolution---
Thanks for all your help

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#14
October 25, 2013 at 08:53:24
JJR4548,

The exact arrangement of your files and folders may be
slightly different from mmcconaghy's and mine, making it
a little bit difficult to direct you to the right place. I just
want to point out two things...

The item you clicked on that wouldn't open probably has
an icon that looks like a file folder. And the icon probably
has a little arrow in a box in the lower-left corner. As the
error message you got says, that item is a file, not a folder.
The specific type of file it is is a "link". That is "Link" with
a lower-case "L". The filename extension is "lnk" or "LNK".
It may point to a folder, but is not itself a folder, even if the
properties for the link say it is a folder. The items you click
on in your Start Menu are all such links, even if they don't
have the little arrow.

Also, it is clear that you never had two copies of any of your
photos stored on your computer. You had only one copy of
each photo stored. They were stored in one or more folders.
The photo files were visible in the folders they were stored
in AND in the libraries which are linked to those folders.

Windows has a pretty extensive system of Help files built in.
On the Start Menu, click "Help and Support", type "libraries"
into the text box, and hit Enter. You will get a list of articles
which clearly and briefly explain how to use libraries.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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