Windows 10: Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music

Discus and support Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I have been unable to access my pictures since I moved my files to a my new computer. [img] [img] Same result trying from C:\Users\Me [img]... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by marcmoran, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. marcmoran Win User

    Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music


    Hi,

    I have been unable to access my pictures since I moved my files to a my new computer.

    Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music [​IMG]


    Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music [​IMG]


    Same result trying from C:\Users\Me

    Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music [​IMG]


    I don't see any other way to access those folders. There are new Picture, Video and Music folders but they only show up in 'This PC' and not in my documents. All my other files showed up so I'm assuming that they are here too.
    Thanks,
    Marc
    Version 20H2 (19042.867)

    :)
     
    marcmoran, Mar 17, 2021
    #1
  2. enso Win User

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
  3. What exactly are are "My music", "My Pictures" and "My videos"

    The link has the following advice that, of course, does NOT work in Win10 !

    Workaround

    If the My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos links in the Start menu do not point to the Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders, you must manually redirect these links to the correct folders. To redirect these links, follow these steps:
    1. Click Startthe Start button , right-click the link, and then click Properties.
    2. On the Location tab, replace the wrong target location with the correct target location. For example, to redirect the My Music folder to the Music folder in Windows Vista, enter %systemdrive%\Users\user_name\Music.
    3. Click Apply.


    If this was a fix for Vista, it seems kind of sloppy to keep it around !

    - - - Updated - - -

    If you CHECK THIS BOX they disappear.
     
    theoldwizard1, Mar 17, 2021
    #3
  4. Steve C Win User

    Can't access My Pictures, Videos, Music

    What exactly are are "My music", "My Pictures" and "My videos"

    You can't redirect the shortcut links which is the subject of the post
     
    Steve C, Mar 17, 2021
    #4
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