Solved I have duplicate folders and don't know why

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December 24, 2015 at 14:38:13
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
I have always stored my photos in folder under my user name. I noticed under "Libraries that there is a "picture"folder which is identical to my chosen folder. If I make a change in one folder it will be reflected in the other.

I don't understand and don't know if there is a logical way of managing the two folders.

Thanks a bunch and enjoy the holidays.

Uncle Dewey


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#1
December 24, 2015 at 15:10:05
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This is known as NTFS junction points. My wife once complained about the same thing. I told her to do nothing and just restart Windows.

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#2
December 24, 2015 at 15:28:13
Yes, live with it for a while. I think you'll find there is nothing you need to do.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 24, 2015 at 15:41:24
The picture folder under Libraries is a collection of folders.
Click right on the "Picture" > Properties and see the collection of (picture) folders included. You can add or remove folders.

Is that what you see?


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#4
December 24, 2015 at 17:16:36
I Googled " NTFS junction points" and found out the folder takes almost no space and merely points to files elsewhere in the system. I checked a picture's properties and it showed my folder & not the junction points folder.

Thanks for clarifying. Uncle Dewey


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#5
December 25, 2015 at 06:44:09
You are welcome. Enjoy the Holidays :-)

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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