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Windows 7: Any way to delete either "My Pictures" or "Pictures" folder in Win 7?

01 Jan 2012   #1
DennisH

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Any way to delete either "My Pictures" or "Pictures" folder in Win 7?

The frustration has been for more than 2 years now. I tried to move the photo folders & files from "My Pictures" to "Pictures" but Window's geniouses did not give us that option. I do not need to click to "My Pictures" since they are ALL MY pictures. So are we stuck with this decision or is there a way which I can get rid of 1 of the folders? Same with "Documents" & "Videos".


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01 Jan 2012   #2
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Try the reverse. Move the files from Pictures into My pictures, and if you can, then delete the Pictures folder. Then rename the My Pictures folder to Pictures.
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01 Jan 2012   #3
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi DennisH and welcome to Seven Forums.

Pictures and My Pictures are the same folder, one is a junction point to the other(a link in NTFS). The same goes for the Documents and Videos pairs. this is done for backwards compatibility.
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