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Windows 7: Public Music is just Music

16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Public Music is just Music

This isn't a big issue but on my PC I have these shared folders:-

Public Pictures (F:\Users\Public\Pictures)
Public Videos (F:\Users\Public\Videos)
Music (F:\Users\Public\Music)

Everything works as it should but why is Music not called Public Music or have I messed up the name relocating the default drive?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

This is how it should look:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

I've fiddled about and Public Music is now called that - not sure what I did though!

Strangely, if I right click/properties on Public Music the location is F:\Users\Public but if I select Music Library Includes/locations the location is given as F:\Users\Public Music. See attachment.

I will probably re-install soon with (with raid) - so I'll leave it all for now. In my experience Windows 7 still leaves something to be desired in this area.


p.s. whs - Thanks for your interest - shouldn't you should have 'Music' in your path name?

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think one property is the Library and the other one is the Folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 build 7100 x86

The tick box next to public music in the library options windows indicates that it is the default save location. Try setting the main music folder, no the public one, to the default save location in library options.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2010   #6

window 7

I tried the public music but it placed red x next to each of the songs, the disk manager is working, but window media is not recognizing the .koz ext.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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