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Windows 7: How do I copy from my pictures to external hard drive ?

17 Nov 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I keep forgetting, this is Windows 7 and there is no Edit button on the ribbon.

Open My Pictures and click Organize followed by Select All.

Go back to Organize and select Copy.

Go to your destination folder and open your Pictures folder that you created.

Click Organize then Paste.

Job done.

To use the keyboard shortcuts you need to click in the folder's right-hand pane first to give it the focus.


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17 Nov 2011   #12
Adrian C

windows 7 home
 
 

I'm in pictures/libraries, how does explorer help ?
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17 Nov 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

From the edit menu of Windows Explorer you can "select all" and then "copy to folder".

See pic below.

Libraries are only a complication to me. I avoid them.


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17 Nov 2011   #14
Adrian C

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Me too, I never use libraries in XP but when 7 was new to me my pictures went there automatically, I need to understand how to avoid this and get my picturies copied to the external hard drive. Any ideas ?
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17 Nov 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian C View Post
I need to understand how to avoid this and get my picturies copied to the external hard drive. Any ideas ?
Avoid what exactly?? It's easy enough to avoid libraries if you want to.

Can you or can't you use the edit menu in Windows Explorer as I described in my previous post?

If not, what happens when you try to do that?
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17 Nov 2011   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you open the external and drag the window to the right it will fill half the screen , do the same with the pictures folder and drag it fully over to the left, this will fill the left hand side of your screen.
then in the pictures window go to organise /select all then left click a picture and drag it over to the external window.
you may want to create a folder called pictures in the external and have that folder open and filling half the screen thus allowing you to drag and drop all the pictures to your new external pictures folder,
it will say copy to folder as you drag it
e.g.

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17 Nov 2011   #17
devnulllore

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My favorite way it to download the Microsoft Sync toy: Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - SyncToy 2.1 and create a folder of the same name where your pictures are now on your destination drive. Then use Sync Toy to sync the folders. Original Folder on the left and destination on the right. Be sure to do an echo sync. Then whenever you want or when you've added or removed picture sync again and it will add or delete what you've changed.
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17 Nov 2011   #18
Adrian C

windows 7 home
 
 

Thanks Boohbah, I tried that but the description you have given and the screen shot make no sense to me, I have no idea where to go beyond dragging the external over to one side, that worked but I could not drag the pictures to the left, all that happened there was a stretch. Why can't I just highlight them and copy them to the external ?
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17 Nov 2011   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
From the edit menu of Windows Explorer you can "select all" and then "copy to folder".

See pic below.

Libraries are only a complication to me. I avoid them.
There is no Edit button in Windows 7's My Pictures folder or Windows Explorer.

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17 Nov 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you use Windows Explorer menus, you don't have to drag or stretch anything. You just choose from a directory tree.
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