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Windows 7: What is the Public in the Picture Library?

19 Nov 2015   #1
Bob S

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
What is the Public in the Picture Library?

In the Pictures Library of Windows 7 the are two locations: one is called Pictures and the other is called Public. The Public location contains several photos that came with Windows 7. What is the purpose of this folder? Why is it there? If I were to erase it would it create complications down the road?


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19 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Public listing is for sharing with other user accounts on the same machine.
Removing that location doe not hurt anything so there's nothing to delete just click on the Locations 2 above each library and click on Public and Remove.

You can also delete the sample.... folders too without any issues.
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