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Windows 7: "Originals" folder on desktop ?

05 Jul 2009   #1

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 
"Originals" folder on desktop ?

Seven keeps on creating an empty "Originals" folder on my desktop !

Anybody knows why ??



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05 Jul 2009   #2

 
 

What are the contents of the folder, or is it always empty?
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05 Jul 2009   #3

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 

It's always empty!
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05 Jul 2009   #4

 
 

I there anything set to start up (startup menu)?

Has it started suddenly? It could be a recent software install that's causing it.
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05 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi,

Do you by any chance use Picasa to edit images as the default is for this to create an "originals" folder for each folder used by the program.

These folders are normally hidden but can sometimes lose the attribute, the best thing to do with this is to simply re-set the hidden attribute.

Also remember that the desktop also shows anything on the Public desktop
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05 Jul 2009   #6

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 

I do have changed the hidden files settings to show up for a particular reason but I
still can't figure out what program creates these.

I dont have picasa installed and besides normal programs like eset, msn and flashget there
are no other programs starting up automaticaly
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05 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

I think Paint Shop Pro also creates such a folder, and I think it will be first created in the same foder as the source of the image you first edited. If Picasa and PSP do it - others probably do it as well!
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05 Jul 2009   #8

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 

Dont have PSP installed either...
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05 Jul 2009   #9
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OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dabedoo View Post
Seven keeps on creating an empty "Originals" folder on my desktop !

Anybody knows why ??

Hello dabedoo,

Have you checked the properties\details of the folder for any info on what program is creating them?

Can you post a snip of your installed programs from add/remove UI.
If we can see what you have installed, maybe then someone will recognize the program creating it.
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05 Jul 2009   #10

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 



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