Windows 10: duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures

Discus and support duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I changed the location for Pictures from C:\Users\myname to D:\Pictures. I noticed a lot of information on the C: drive and found this weird... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by dpx9922, Jan 13, 2022 at 9:22 PM.

  1. dpx9922 Win User

    duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures


    I changed the location for Pictures from C:\Users\myname to D:\Pictures. I noticed a lot of information on the C: drive and found this weird "C:\Users\Data D" folder that has its own Pictures folder. There are 80 GB of the same photos in both locations. There is no Account for "Data D" I am afraid to just delete the folders and I have no idea how to remove the C:\Users\Data D user if there is one.

    :)
     
  2. ShaneN17 Win User

    Duplicate D:\ drive


    Okay, so as I was typing my last message, I was going back to and forth and I seem to have fixed my problem. I think this is what NovHak was trying to suggest at the bottom of his post.

    What I did was click on the File Properties for the D:\ (with the Videos icon), not the one that is my DATA (D: ) which is the proper one, clicked on restore default location, said NO to the merge, then another window came up (which I think I might have said Yes to originally, which could be the original source of my problem - I know, this problem is a result of user error*cry) and I said Yes (after fully reading it and understanding it this time. The second message is as follows (please ignore the name and the fact that it's to OneDrive, I stole the picture from Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations - Windows 10 Forums but the rest of the wording is what I saw).

    duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures [​IMG]


    This seemed to disconnect (or what ever the heck was happening) the two listed D: drives. DATA (D: ) is normal. I still had D:\ with the videos icon kicking around. I made attempts to include this in the C:\User\...\Videos folder and then ended up with sub folders. Not EXACTLY sure where in the process of what I did fixed it, but at one point I closed the File Explorer window and when I reopened it everything was back to normal.

    Normal DATA (D: ), Normal Videos folder in the proper location and no subfolder, and no random D:\ drive with the Videos icon. Did a full shut down and restart and everything is looking as it should!

    No formatting of the D: drive either, so that's a bonus!

    Thank you so much Winuser, NovHak, and dalchina (in order of appearance in the thread *Wink) for all of your help and suggestions. I really appreciated it! You guys and/or girls rock!
     
  3. ShaneN17 Win User
    Duplicate D:\ drive

    So my issue appears to be fixed and I did not end up having to format my D:\ drive.

    What I did was click on the File Properties for the D:\ (with the Videos icon), not the one that is my DATA (D: ) which is the proper one, clicked on restore default location, said NO to the merge, then another window came up (which I think I might have said
    Yes to originally, which could be the original source of my problem - I know, this problem is a result of user error
    duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures [​IMG]
    ) and I said Yes (after fully reading it and understanding it this time. The second
    message is as follows (please ignore the name and the fact that it's to OneDrive, I obtained the picture from

    Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations - Windows 10 Forums
    but the rest of the wording is what I saw).

    duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures [​IMG]

    This seemed to disconnect (or what ever the heck was happening) the two listed D: drives. DATA (D: ) is normal. I still had D:\ with the videos icon kicking around. I made attempts to include this in the C:\User\...\Videos folder and then ended up with sub
    folders. Not EXACTLY sure where in the process of what I did fixed it, but at one point I closed the File Explorer window and when I reopened it everything was back to normal.

    Normal DATA (D: ), Normal Videos folder in the proper location and no subfolder, and no random D:\ drive with the Videos icon. Did a full shut down and restart and everything is looking as it should!

    No formatting of the D: drive either, so that's a bonus!

    Thanks for the suggestion though, it was definitely my next step if I wasn't able to fix it otherwise.
     
  4. duplicating photos in C:\Users\Data D\Pictures and D:\Pictures

    Pictures Folder Accidentally Remapped to D:\

    [UPDATE]

    I remapped the Pictures folder to C:\Users\[username]\Pictures even though the Pictures folder didn't exist, chose not to have my files automatically moved, then remapped it a second time to my intended destination at D:\Pictures. The folder name was then reverted
    back to Pictures and any relation to the D drive was removed!

    ________________

    Hello all,

    I recently re-installed Windows and was in the process of mapping the media libraries listed under This PC from C drive to my D drive when under Pictures, I accidentally selected D:/ in the Select a Destination GUI. I had selected my existing Pictures folder
    yet it selected the entire D drive. It now behaves like the actual D drive when I right-click on the Pictures folder under This PC and select Properties, except the Location tab is still there. When I attempt to remap the folder to D:\Pictures, a dialog box
    appears, telling me that the specified path is invalid. When I try to remap the folder to C:\Users\[username]\Pictures in an attempt to troubleshoot, there is no Pictures folder there yet when I create a New Folder and rename it to Pictures, I'm told that
    a Pictures folder exists. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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