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Windows 7: Where are "My Pictures" and "My Videos"?

29 Sep 2016   #11

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium

I think some of the generous responders might be assuming that I have lost some FILES.

I have all the files that I should have. But I'm missing two library folders: "My Pictures" and "My Videos". I hardly ever use these library folders, therefore I have no idea how long they have been missing. The virtual files that would should be under those folders exist in "Users", as real files.

For completeness, and because I've started taking more photos, I would like to have at least "My Pictures" back to it's previous location. The files that should be under My Pictures are in Users, so that's not a problem.

The attached screenshot illustrates everything that's in my OP. In other words:

- I have a "My Documents" folder and a "My Music" folder.
- I don't have a "My Pictures" folder or a "My Videos" folder.

Question: How do I restore the missing folders that I used to have?

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29 Sep 2016   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1,

Click on Pictures (in the library menu as shown in your screen shot)
Then click on the blue "includes one location"
Select Add
Then select the My Pictures folder. Select Include

Do the same for Videos
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29 Sep 2016   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

You can try what pbcopter has suggested, or you can open your Users Folder. To do that, click on Computer, then click on Local Disc [C:] & select your Users Folder. Scroll down to find the Folder you want & Right Click on it & select Include in Library, selecting the appropriate Library to have it included in.

Libraries are a bit like short cuts in that the actual files are not actually stored in them, & they act as a convenient place to find them easily.
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