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Windows 7: Pictures or My Picures

07 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Pictures or My Picures

I think I have this right. Pictures is an example.
My Vista default folders that was de-personalized from "My Pictures" in XP, .etc, to "Pictures" in Vista is back to "My Pictures" in Windows 7 except if I feel lonesome for the Vista folders I was just getting use to I can go to the Library "Pictures" in which I'll find my old "My Pictures" folder.

Pete


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07 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

LOL! who's on first
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07 May 2009   #3

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
I think I have this right. Pictures is an example.
My Vista default folders that was de-personalized from "My Pictures" in XP, .etc, to "Pictures" in Vista is back to "My Pictures" in Windows 7 except if I feel lonesome for the Vista folders I was just getting use to I can go to the Library "Pictures" in which I'll find my old "My Pictures" folder.

Pete
could you translate a little better pls



while i think the answer to this is probably "add to library" and be done.
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07 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Heres one way to achieve that:

Create a folder called Documents in C:\Users\<accountname>
Open Windows explorer
Go to C:\Users\<accountname>
Right click on My Documents and select properties
Go to the location tab
Click the Move button and navigate to the Documents folder you created earlier
Click on ok and then yes and you will now have Documents back.
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07 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Let me ask this a little better without an attempt at sarcasm:
In Windows 7, is the default folder for images, pictures, etc., back to "My Pictures" which, Ithink, is in the Library folder "Pictures"?
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07 May 2009   #6

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
Let me ask this a little better without an attempt at sarcasm:
In Windows 7, is the default folder for images, pictures, etc., back to "My Pictures" which, Ithink, is in the Library folder "Pictures"?
correct, also in there will be public pictures if not mistaken by default
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07 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
Let me ask this a little better without an attempt at sarcasm:
In Windows 7, is the default folder for images, pictures, etc., back to "My Pictures" which, Ithink, is in the Library folder "Pictures"?

Hello Welcome to SevenForums, cfourkays

Hope that you have a good stay here on SF.
A SevenForums tutorial may help you with that try looking here Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
That will take you to an index of all the tutorials and look for the letter l its on the second page I think and you will find a lot of stuff on this new feature called libraries. lm
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07 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It's was a strange decision to add the prefix "My" to documents, pictures, music etc. in the earlier build that was not the case, I guess it was so all the XP users didn't bitch so much about loosing it, personally I preferred it the Vista way without having My on it, I mean who else's would it be?
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07 May 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

M$ did a lot of research into this, I believe.

They also changed the wording on on other things e.g. "Let me choose". The idea is to give users the feeling of ownership.

Seems bizarre to me.

You could always rename it:

Name:  DOCUMENTS-2009-05-08_011228.jpg
Views: 5
Size:  27.4 KB

Name:  DOCUMENTS-2-2009-05-08_011314.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  24.1 KB

Glad we don't have My Computer - that would be nauseating.


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07 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Si
Quote:
Glad we don't have My Computer - that would be nauseating.
Especially true if you spend a lot of time on other peoples computers

But seriously this research into wording is important - remember the "any" key change to "a" key fiasco in the early days
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