Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Documents & Picture folders

06 Aug 2012   #1
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Documents & Picture folders

Good evening.I have windows 7 home premium desktop.Been trying to sort my picture folder out getting rid of some older ones'Well not getting rid of just moving them to another backup'.
Regarding my picture folder I removed all the photos to an external drive to sort out then moved the ones I wanted to keep back to my picture folder on the C drive,Now this picture folder is also in my documents,Is that correct.
The way I'm looking at it this,If I have 10gb of pictures in my picture folder,And it shows that folder in my documents does that mean that there are 20gb of storage on my C drive?.I tried to delete the picture folder that's in my documents but found that it was a duplicate to the one in my pictures.
Many thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Aug 2012   #2
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Start menu - right click my documents folder - properties

See the size of the folder

Does that answer your question?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i dont think it does mangoh,
i think it will tell the op the size of each folder ,presumably 10gb each, one could be a copy adding up to 20gb, however it may be a shortcut to the original folder location,
we need to establish whether its a duplicate or a shortcut,

try moving it to your users folder and see if it asks to merge, if its a duplicate copy then it will ask to replace the exsisting files. if so say yes then you will have one copy. 10gb.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


06 Aug 2012   #4
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i dont think it does mangoh,
i think it will tell the op the size of each folder ,presumably 10gb each, one could be a copy adding up to 20gb, however it may be a shortcut to the original folder location,
we need to establish whether its a duplicate or a shortcut,

try moving it to your users folder and see if it asks to merge, if its a duplicate copy then it will ask to replace the exsisting files. if so say yes then you will have one copy. 10gb.
Oh thats new to me!

I thought it would just say the size of the shortcut folder not including the size of the 10GB files.

I will try myself tomorrow

Meh virtual hi 5, I think we both have the right idea of solving this thread.

Establishing if it was a shortcut folder or not...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Documents & Picture folders




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Documents vs. My Documents - Relocating folders off c: to data drive
Hi all, I've built another new PC, but for the first time I've installed a SSD to hold Win7 while all my data (in theory) will be held on my data drive (2 TB Hard Disk). I've redirected most of my user folders just fine, "My Documents", My Music, Downloads etc. however when I installed my...
General Discussion
Vanishing documents from folders
Hi I've tried to save all My Document folders (folders in folders) over the years since Win 3 or so, (whatever it was) copied many times from various devices to devices (most USB) over the years but the document folders come up empty in W 7 and 8. They were various Word and Open Office docs....
General Discussion
Documents AND My documents folders; Can I eliminate one?
I have a Documents folder and a subfolder called My documents. This seems to me to be duplication. However when I delete a file from the My documents folder, it also deletes the deletes the file from the Documents folder. Is there a way to delete the My documents folder and have all the files...
General Discussion
Some Picture Folders Gone
Hello all, I am having problem with "my pictures". I don't think I am going crazy. There is a folder that I copied from my digital camera not showing up in "my pictures" Any suggestions. It is not in recycle bin either.
Music, Pictures & Video
My Documents - Why are these Folders Here?
Hello, I coming from a XP environment to a Windows 7 one. While I'm not new to Windows, adjusting from XP to 7 and understanding its nuances is both challenging and exciting. I do have a question about what 7 puts in the "My Documents" folder. It appears that at least Outlook keeps its PST...
General Discussion
Two 'My Documents' Folders
Hi I have just noticed that I have two 'My Documents' folders in my user folder. The first points to the location to which I set it, my D drive which is where I store all my data. Exploring that folder reveals all my data folders as expected. This folder has a location tab confirming the...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:56.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App