Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 2 copies of pictures on external drive - can only display one

27 Dec 2013   #1
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
2 copies of pictures on external drive - can only display one

Not sure how to explain this - see attached.

I have my photos on my external drive, and as you can see, there are two of each, one with the short name, and one with the short name plus a long extension. Of note, these photos are from a different computer that is not currently attached to the external drive. This does not happen on my laptop that is attached to the external drive.




Attached Files
File Type: docx Duplicated pics.docx (723.1 KB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Dec 2013   #2
bozrah

win7 64 Ultimate
 
 

I've not opened the docx file as very suspicious of opening them, you should post a screenshot or jpeg but have you checked to see if one of them is a thumbnail and the other the larger sized original image?

Are they both image files and are you sure one isn't some kind of index file?

If you took the photos using a high spec camera (maybe a cannon eos 5d or sony a65 etc) then you may just have jpeg files and ARW files, you need to look at the file sizes(ARW will be much larger file size but will not usually display as u would need to view in special viewer, explorer doesn't usually preview ARW files, this is likely your problem but not sure......

Hope this gives you something to go on....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2013   #3
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The extension of both is .jpeg - the one with the short name is a little larger 524 vs 597 KB. they were taken with a basic $100 camera, nothing fancy. Not sure how to tell if one is an image file, or an AWR file.

thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Dec 2013   #4
Lindaw1954

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, jpegs attached.


Attached Thumbnails
-1-2743244283c149148c4cfc34e2c1f85e.jpg  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf File permissions.pdf (177.9 KB, 1 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #5
bozrah

win7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Thnx for posting, the first attachment shows up this end as a docs file which is the one I didn't open.
I see your jpg u posted now and a PDF along with it which I haven't viewed yet...

When the files came From a different pc and u put on external and then view on a diff pc then u sometimes get a issue with file permissions so u need to right click any pics u can't view and take ownership of them, I had this issue just a few days ago.

Sorry I'm not able to help much, hope I'm giving u some ideas on what they may be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #6
bozrah

win7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry I just looked at your PDF which hadn't done previously due to my being paranoid of viruses!lol

But I see what you need now.... The issue is due to copying files from another pc and u don't have permission to view.

Try right clicking the file, I think it's undertaken he security tab u should see a continue button which takes u to a screen of user accounts where u can assign permissions, here u need to ensure that your username has full permissions, u will have to do this for each image which u can't view.
I'd try to do it this way first but if u get no joy.... there is a great little fix which will allow u to right click the file or folder and take ownership of the files allowing u to view them all, here is the link if u need it:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/11...ownership.html


It seems windows 7 is the problem with the file permissions, it happens not just with images but music, videos etc. I've installed that take ownership reg entry and it's now in my right click menu so I can now just right click the picture or videos folders and take permission of entries folders as u may get hundreds of files where u can't view them.
I have no idea how this will effect the image when u go back to your other pc so I highly advise making a copy of the image off your hard drive onto the pc, eg. Copy and paste, and then once u have installed the take ownership widget, own all the files with an issue opening, this will fix.

I'd first try via the right click properties menu tho as it may be very easy and n I need for the take ownership widget although I find it very useful since I'm using a external drive and finding loads of files I cannot open.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 2 copies of pictures on external drive - can only display one




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Pictures don't display in order
When I double click a picture folder on my computer, it shows tiles of all the pics in that folder in alphabetical order. Yet when I double click the first picture to open it up, and then click the arrow to advance forward thru all the pictures in that folder, it does not display the pictures in...
Music, Pictures & Video
How do I copy from my pictures to external hard drive ?
Hi all, first time visitor so it may be a stupid question. I've been transferring pictures for years from my Windows XP pc, now I'm using the wife's lap-top more I've decided to copy pictures to the same external hard drive (a 1TB Iomegga) but I cannot seem to be able, nothing appears to give me...
Music, Pictures & Video
Display Problems in every where!!(Pictures)
Peace be upon you brothers my device is still new and it has theses problems::rolleyes: 1-givin more the needed space for some programes:zip: http://up101.9ory.com/v/10/08/24/12/09403288800.jpg
General Discussion
Briefcase sync copies unavailable - External HDD backup
i have an external HDD with all my files loaded on it. today i decided i needed to back up because i'd created a lot of new files on my PC. when i go to the briefcase i want to back up and click update all, i get this error message http://i44.tinypic.com/243iwk6.jpg how do i fix this? :cry:
Backup and Restore
2 installs has left 2 copies of Win7 on my drive
I've been left with two versions of Windows 7 on my hard-drive after twice installing it from an upgrade-disc. I want to know how to get rid of the earlier version if possible. Using an upgrade disc, I did a custom install on an old XP machine. Unfortunately this install ran grindingly slow...
Installation & Setup
Why don't pictures display in some emails?
This doesn't happen in all emails but sometimes all that shows is a red x like in this screenshot. I was just wondering why that is?:huh:
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App