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Windows 7: Location tab lost in My Pictures Properties

30 Mar 2010   #11
ustahl

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Is this the location tab you're missing?
Yes, Derek, that's the missing tab. I hope you have a solution for how to restore/rebuild/re-enact/reactivate/re... that missing tab.

And WHS is right, I am a purist, I want my system to work smooth the right way. Even if I know how to make things work by force in undesigned ways, it disturbs me if I'm not able to get it work as designed. My system-tweaking-urge has obviously taken me too far for my own comfort.
Cheers Uffe


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30 Mar 2010   #12
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I don't know if this will fix that but you might want to try
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to see if that can find and fix any corrupt files.

This thread here is marked solved but I believe thats because he did a fresh install,
Brink had a couple good suggestions in there you might want to try those too.
no location tab

Hope that helps you out,
Derek
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30 Mar 2010   #13
ustahl

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Solved!

I fixed it!
Situation: I had moved my pics folder to my D:drive, where I want it to reside, along with other data folders & files, safely separate from my system drive C:, in case of a system crash. Folder D:\Pictures did not show in the Pictures Library nor did it display a Location tab. Also, the Pictures Library did not contain any folder.
With utility program EnhanceMySe7en I ran option "System Repair"(= Repair All System Components). I expected the operation to last quite some time, similar to SFC Scannow, but it took merely abt 2 minutes.

After this, as there still was no C:\Users\username\Pictures folder, I created that (empty) folder. Looking at this new Pictures folder's properties, the earlier missing Location tab now showed up.
It was now easy in the Locations tab to "move" this new empty Pictures folder to D:\Pictures, that contains my picture files. Now the Pictures Library points to D:\Pictures, as it's supposed to do.

Maybe my explanation is not very clear, and not sure if all described steps were really necessary, but it works now, and I consider my problem solved. I can now enjoy my purist system. (until further notice )

Cheers Uffe
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30 Mar 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for the report. I had never heard of this program, but it seems to work. Is the program free - since it says "Pro" on their website.
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30 Mar 2010   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ustahl View Post
I fixed it!
Situation: I had moved my pics folder to my D:drive, where I want it to reside, along with other data folders & files, safely separate from my system drive C:, in case of a system crash. Folder D:\Pictures did not show in the Pictures Library nor did it display a Location tab. Also, the Pictures Library did not contain any folder.
With utility program EnhanceMySe7en I ran option "System Repair"(= Repair All System Components). I expected the operation to last quite some time, similar to SFC Scannow, but it took merely abt 2 minutes.

After this, as there still was no C:\Users\username\Pictures folder, I created that (empty) folder. Looking at this new Pictures folder's properties, the earlier missing Location tab now showed up.
It was now easy in the Locations tab to "move" this new empty Pictures folder to D:\Pictures, that contains my picture files. Now the Pictures Library points to D:\Pictures, as it's supposed to do.

Maybe my explanation is not very clear, and not sure if all described steps were really necessary, but it works now, and I consider my problem solved. I can now enjoy my purist system. (until further notice )

Cheers Uffe
Glad you got it. Thanks for posting your solution too, it will help in the future.
I'm gonna check out that utility you mentioned too.
You can click that red triangle in the upper right to mark this solved.
Derek
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30 Mar 2010   #16
ustahl

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks guys for your input and inspiration.

There's a Free and a Pro version for € 23,44 of EnhanceMySe7en. Have a look at their website: EnhanceMySe7en. Tweak Windows 7 with EnhanceMySe7en - SeriousBit Tweaker For Winodws 7 Home Page. It's a versatile utility.

Uffe
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30 Mar 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Uffe, found the free version.
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