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Windows 7: Photos Libraries

27 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
Photos Libraries

OK Just got new PC with 7 and with my old XP Machine I had all of my photos in MyDocuments\My Pictures

All of my "My Documents" folders and files were backed up onto an External Hard Drive and zipped together into 1 file.

When I extracted the zip file into my new PC several warnings came up about my "My Pictures" folders and moving them into the photo library which I acknowledged and did.

I can easily access my photos now my going to "Pictures" and it takes me into the library just fine.

My main concern is ... where are photos physically located at? I no longer see a folder in my documents. I regularly backup my PC my zipping the My Documents folder into one zip file then saving on my external hard drive.. I just want to make sure the photos are being backed up also

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27 Jul 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

By default, anything saved into the "Pictures" library is actually saved into the C:\Users\(user-name)\My Pictures folder.

Library - Set Save Folder

Having either location (library or user folder) included in your backup, will have the pictures included in the backup.

Hope this helps,
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27 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7

So if I go into my documents folder and zip all of them together you are saying my pics will be included in the backup? Just worried because I do not see any folder in there for my photos
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27 Jul 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

No, the My Documents is a separate folder, so you will need to select that folder if you want it in the backup as well. Each library folder saves to their corresponding C:\Users\(user-name) folder by default.
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