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Windows 7: "My Pictures/Videos/Music" missing from home folder

14 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
"My Pictures/Videos/Music" missing from home folder

When I reinstalled Windows recently I decided to move my user data folders to my D drive since C drive is a new SSD - I did this by using the location tab in the properties dialog.

Now, when I click the start menu and click on my username to open my home folder, it displays all my data folders, EXCEPT My Music, My Videos and My Pictures. (of course, if I navigate to C:\users\...... only Appdata is there since everything was moved to D:\users\......) So I go to where the folders are stored, on D drive, and they are all there, but when I go to properties for these three folders, the "location" tab is not there.

Furthermore, I remember the default save location for MS Paint is the pictures folder, however now its default location is My Documents. Same thing applies to Windows Live Movie Maker (default should be Videos but it's defaulting to Documents). I think this is related to the problem I described above.

Also, when I click on the Pictures library (or the videos, or music library) it says there is no folder included, so I had to manually include the right folder from the D drive.

The attached screenshot sums it all up. Of course, when I saved it, I just saved it in the default directory for Paint, which happened to be... MY DOCUMENTS.



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14 Jul 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Marcus,

See if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore those user folders back to their default location on C.
User Folders - Restore Default Location
Afterwards, you could use what's recommended in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial above, or try moving them back to D to see how they work afterwards.
User Folders - Change Default Location
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hey thanks, when I opened the reg editor I saw that those three entries just had 0, so I changed it to point to the right location, logged off and on again and everything works perfectly now

Just another minor issue now, when I open the Documents library it says "Includes: 1 location" which is normal, but for the other three libraries, it also says "Includes: 1 location" AND below it, it says the library name again, and below that is its file path. To the left is an arrow that I can use to collapse the whole folder. Is there any way to remove this for the music/pictures/videos libraries? I know it doesn't really matter but it would be nice to have a bit of consistency here (and a bit less wasted space )

(see attached screenshot for a clearer picture)


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14 Jul 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news. You can click on View (menu bar) -> Group by -> (None) to restore the view you wanted in the library.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
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14 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, done.
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14 Jul 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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