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Windows 7: Folder keeps changing its name

20 Aug 2012   #1
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Folder keeps changing its name

Hi.I have a desktop running windows 7 home premium.Now my problem is that my documents folder keeps changing its name to 'my pictures'This has been happening for a few weeks maybe it will stay as my documents for a couple of day or over night,I do rename it then form my pictures to my documents.
See image I did rename it last night and so far this morning its still documents.
I have tried disc cleanup scannow sfc.
Has anyone PLEASE got a suggestion to solve this annoying problem

Image...

I do get to that point by My computer / Users /Windows 7,and there it is.

Many thanks awaiting help.
Thanks


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20 Aug 2012   #2
Ziggieke

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You may have to look at the properties of the folder and see if it points to all the correct directories. Also, the icon itself doesn't look right. It should be a folder with a little text document, not an icon with a little picture.

Try and change it's properties to the following:
Sharing tab points to \\YourPCname\Users\Youraccountname\Documents
Location tab points to C:\Users\Youraccountname\Documents
Customize says to optimize this folder for Documents.

See if that sorts things out.
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20 Aug 2012   #3
trendy

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

Quote:
Try and change it's properties to the following:
Sharing tab points to \\YourPCname\Users\Youraccountname\Documents
Location tab points to C:\Users\Youraccountname\Documents
Customize says to optimize this folder for Documents.
Thanks for the info,Can you please guide me through the above instructions Please.I'm not very technical minded.
Hope you can assist me.
Many thanks.
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20 Aug 2012   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ziggieke
Not going to jump in here but you may be well advised to read this thread. The OP had a problem with these folders just a week ago. I feel it is probably related, see here:
Documents & Picture folders
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20 Aug 2012   #5
trendy

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

Yea that was me,Still up against the wall,
Thanks.
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20 Aug 2012   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I think there is a bit of confusion here so may I ask you Trendy, Do you fully undestand the new file structure of Windows 7 and in particular are you quite au fait with the working of Libraries? It is very different to XP and reading your previous thread which still seems to be unreslolved I feel you would be well advised o read up about the new file structure. Once you get the hang of it, it works very well. he fact that you use an external hard drive makes Libraries even more useful! Lots of people moan about duplicating files if you use Libraries but this is not so and becomes clear when you read up the Libraries documentation.
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20 Aug 2012   #7
trendy

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

Can you give me some help on this understanding windows 7 libraries?

Thanks for the input.
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20 Aug 2012   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There are a number of Guides and tutorials on Libraries but these two look good.
Windows 7 features - Libraries - Microsoft Windows
Understanding the Libraries Feature in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
Main thing is when reading through these articles you tend to get so far and then forget the first bit, or I do anyway. So the answer is to read a bit. Have a look on your PC and when you are happy that you understand so far, then go to the next step.
If you get stuck then just post here but keep it to one thread otherwise it will loose it's continuity.
Look forward to hear how you get on.
As an extra you might like to take another look at how you use your External Hard Drive. I would tend to regard that as the main storage for data and use Libraries in the way they were intended as a link to your folders on the hard drive. Allwill become clearer as you get into Libraries. This is probably one of the best features of Windows 7 (IMHO)
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20 Aug 2012   #9
trendy

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

Yea thanks for info.I will have a read of that later on,As its school holidays my granddaughter will set her self on my this afternoon.
Just one point before I go,If I decide to keep all my documents/Pictures/Music/Video all on an external drive and just keep the C drive for the windows and all programs etc.
Now if I decide to do that what would be the best way to Access those from the EX hdd,And what about setting a backup of that ext hdd,Access would be the first answer I would like to know.
Thanks very much,I'll be back soon.
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20 Aug 2012   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Access would be the first answer I would like to know.
tHAT'S EXACTLY WHAT lIBRARIES IS FOR, THAT'S WHY I SAID AS YOU USE AN eXT hd lIBRARIES WOULD BE ESPECIALLY USEFUL. mORE WILL BE REVEALED AS YOU GO ALONG!
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