Windows 10: Moved default pictures folder - now photos are not being stored in dated files.

Discus and support Moved default pictures folder - now photos are not being stored in dated files. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi thereWhen I got this computer, the 'pictures' folder was on the C drive a relatively small SSD. When I imported photos from my phone, they appeared... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MariaThomson, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Moved default pictures folder - now photos are not being stored in dated files.


    Hi thereWhen I got this computer, the 'pictures' folder was on the C drive a relatively small SSD. When I imported photos from my phone, they appeared automatically in Windows Photos grouped by month, and in the pictures folder, they were in subfolders labelled by month.I had to move the default 'pictures' folder to the D drive, which I did using the correct procedure.Everything works except the pictures folder stopped filing photos in monthly dated subfolders. They still appear in Windows Photos by month, but in the pictures folder, the photos since I moved the default folder are just all t

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    MariaThomson, Jun 17, 2021
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  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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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. Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations


    I changed the location the of my Pictures folder from the default C:\users\myname\Pictures to D:\onedrive\pictures, Worked great until I decided to use new Google Photo on Google Drive. Using File Explorer, I moved all photos from D:\one drive\pictures to E:\Google Drive\Google Photos. Then went to library/Pictures/properties/location/move and selected my new folder E:\Google Drive\Google Photos, hit apply, responded no to 'do you want to move all the files' and got pop up 'Folder cant be moved here - Access Denied.

    I've tried restore to original, created other test folders on drive D and E - it wont save to any other location or restore to default location - get the Access denied.
     
    DeputyDog65, Jun 17, 2021
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    Moved default pictures folder - now photos are not being stored in dated files.

    Access Denied - moving Pictures folder to default or other locations


    Sorry, I'm not at my Win 10 installation atm, but can you right-click the default Pictures folder and select properties? If you can, try adding a new folder(Include a Folder) from that menu and it will make links to the folder, rather than physically moving the folder(s). I had similar permissions issues trying to move my music folder in Win 7 and this was how I got around it.
     
    Stevo, Jun 17, 2021
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