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Windows 7: Where are "My Pictures" and "My Videos"?

28 Sep 2016   #1
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 
Where are "My Pictures" and "My Videos"?

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In Win Explorer, I can see the following folders. The drive letter refers to the physical partition where the actual files are located.

Libraries\Documents\My Documents (E)
Libraries\Documents\Public Documents (C)

Libraries\Music\My Music (E)
Libraries\Music\Public Music (C)

Libraries\Pictures\Public Pictures (C)

Libraries\Videos\Public Videos (C)

How do I create or find "My Pictures" and "My Videos", so that I can move them to the E partition?

Is it possible to move the Public files to E in order to release space on the C partition?

Thanks.
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28 Sep 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

They should be located in C:\Users\<your user name>\
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28 Sep 2016   #3
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
They should be located in C:\Users\<your user name>\
The only "My" folder at your suggested location is "My Documents".

This folder is "Access denied". Presumably because the actual files are on the E partition.
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28 Sep 2016   #4
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Are you able to see all folders that are hidden too.

For "Access denied" you did not click the correct "My Documents".
One is yours, as the other is locked for system only, nothing to do with other partition.

C:\Users\<your user account name>

What is stated in the folders of your user account name, is using Windows system.
There are no relation to other partitions, unless your created before.


Looking at your 1st post, you did make changes to point My Documents and My Music to partition E:

Hence, you had already overwrite Windows system.

By Default, if you deleted any of your USER in the C:\Users you may damaged unknown issue to be happened.

If you want to SAVE any documents, music from the C:\Users\<your user account name> then do save to another location.
Just do not do anything to remove &or delete your user-account-name from C:\Users folders.

If you want to resolve your this issue, other will able to assist you further.
Then seek others to assist you on this matter, as i am not able to.
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28 Sep 2016   #5
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Where are "My Pictures" and "My Videos"?

If you cannot locate in as stated, your user may be a problem.

Since you can see My Documents "Denied access" and cannot see the other "My Pictures" and "My Videos"

Do a screenshot on the C:\Users expanded, as there are others such as; Default, Default user, All Users

Then others would assist you.

As you can see, both "My Pictures" and "My Videos" are also available in my user.


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28 Sep 2016   #6
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
Are you able to see all folders that are hidden too.
All hidden folders are visible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
For "Access denied" you did not click the correct "My Documents".
One is yours, as the other is locked for system only, nothing to do with other partition.

C:\Users\<your user account name>

What is stated in the folders of your user account name, is using Windows system.
There are no relation to other partitions, unless your created before.


Looking at your 1st post, you did make changes to point My Documents and My Music to partition E:

Hence, you had already overwrite Windows system.

By Default, if you deleted any of your USER in the C:\Users you may damaged unknown issue to be happened.

If you want to SAVE any documents, music from the C:\Users\<your user account name> then do save to another location.
Just do not do anything to remove &or delete your user-account-name from C:\Users folders.

If you want to resolve your this issue, other will able to assist you further.
Then seek others to assist you on this matter, as i am not able to.
All movement of folders was done according to MS instructions, and using available MS dialog boxes, for example, here:

move the My Documents folder to another drive - Microsoft Community

It's all point-and-click. I can move the folders back to C at any time. Everything is done behind the scenes. I'm never aware that My Documents are actually on E. As far as I'm concerned, I have no E partition.

Have a try yourself, but without the final "OK" :-)
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28 Sep 2016   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the info.

I did not know about this.
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28 Sep 2016   #8
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldGrantonian View Post
I can move the folders back to C at any time.
And if I do, AFAIK, the "My Documents" folder in Users will no longer be "Access denied". The physical files will be then be in Users, not in E. Therefore, they will be using valuable space on my system partition. And, of course, they will disappear if I lose the system partition.
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28 Sep 2016   #9
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
Thanks for the info.
Glad to be of service :-)

I know from long experience that I'm one of the least techie users on this forum. So if I can do it - anyone can.

The user in my link above referred to XP. In those days, there were no symbolic links in Windows, so the physical files had actually to be moved by simple copy and paste. But after that, there were half a dozen registry changes to replace "C" by "E" (or whatever). As I said, If I can do it....... :-)
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29 Sep 2016   #10
Beowulf1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Please follow the screen shot to find the path location-


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