Windows 10: Two 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders in Explorer

Discus and support Two 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders in Explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, After installing Windows 10 a couple of years ago I followed this tutorial to relocate my 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders to my D: drive. Now,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BrisbaneMango, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Two 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders in Explorer


    Hello,

    After installing Windows 10 a couple of years ago I followed this tutorial to relocate my 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders to my D: drive. Now, whenever Windows 10 updates, if I browse to %USERPROFILE% I see two 'Music' folders and two 'Pictures' folders in Explorer:


    Two 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders in Explorer [​IMG]


    I can simply delete the two shortcuts to the C: drive folders but they return as soon as Windows updates.

    Why am I seeing these extra folders? Is there any way to get rid of them for good?

    /Neil

    :)
     
    BrisbaneMango, Mar 12, 2019
    #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    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date.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. I can get only single pictures using picture gallery slideshow

    Hi Steve,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern. Let me help you to fix the issue.



    Let’s try simple steps and check if this helps. I suggest you to copy all the pictures in libraries picture folder.


    • Open files explorer and click on the Picture folder.
    • Now copy all your favorite picture to the picture folder.
    Hope this helps. Let us know the status.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Mar 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Mohan B P Win User

    Two 'Music' and 'Pictures' folders in Explorer

    Picture User Folder vs Library Picture Folder / Add to User folder

    Hi,



    Form the issue description, I realize that you are trying to view your pictures in the default pictures library. To do so, you have to change the location of the folder that contains your pictures to the default pictures library folder.



    To view your pictures in the default pictures library, I suggest you to follow the steps below.




    • Right-click on the default Picture folder
      and click on Properties.

    • Navigate to Location tab.

    • Click on Move…. and select the folder that contains your pictures and click on
      Apply and then click on Ok.


    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us for further information on Windows. We will be happy to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
    Mohan B P, Mar 12, 2019
    #4
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