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  1. Debra_R Win User

    Windows 10 hides my documents and files, can't see them to upload though I can find them...


    I have been having a recurrent problem finding my files in Windows 10. I just downloaded a file and want to upload it to a site but cannot find it when I am trying to attach it to a NextDoor conversation. I downloaded it to "Downloads" and when I search for it, I see it clearly in the "Download" folder. Then I go back to NextDoor to attach it /upload to a message and I cannot find the file in the "Download" folder. I go back to the email where I received the file, to download it again, and I get the message that is already in the "Download" file.

    Yet when I am on the Nextdoor website and again click the Attach button and go to "Downloads" the file is not there.


    The same thing happened when I downloaded it to Documents. I see it in Documents, if i try to download it again to Documents but get the message that it is already in Documents but when I try to attach it to upload it, I cannot find it.


    This is not just a problem with NextDoor, the exact same thing keeps happening when i try to attach a file to gmail. I can't get anything done, I keep downloading documents but once they are in "downloads" or "Documents" or most any location, I usually can't attach it to an email and sometimes I cannot find it at all.


    I have had this current laptop with Windows 10 for two years and it is just dragging me down so much. When I really need to get work done, I pull out my old Windows 7, but many of the apps that I use only work with Windows 10


    Any help is appreciated!! Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    Debra_R, Mar 3, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 3, 2021
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    Increase image file upload size cap

    that's a good idea
     
    W1zzard, Mar 3, 2021
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  4. Aquinus Win User

    Windows 10 hides my documents and files, can't see them to upload though I can find them...

    Increase image file upload size cap

    Okay, first off, people need to learn to calm down. That includes the OP and everyone replying. I would consider this a very legitimate concern he raises and I'll explain why and what I would suggest to fix it to address all the concerns brought up.

    I see three sides to this.
    • OneMoar wants to upload bigger files. Generally speaking, most users are lazy so this is a valid concern from a usability standpoint. While I do believe there should be an upload limit, there should be a separate storage limit.
    • Concern with bandwidth: I suspect that uploading images is a relatively small amount of bandwidth and that serving up said images is much more costly. So that would put emphasis on getting not putting if bandwidth is a concern.
    • Storage, a very real concern because a lot of images adds up quickly which adds a need to efficiently store said images.
    So my suggestion (assuming W1zz wanted to do this out of kindness of his heart,) is this:
    • Increase upload limit to 10-20MB max.
    • Institute a storage limit of 2-5MB max.
    • Use PHP's GD library to convert uploaded images to JPEG or PNG.
      • PNGs tend to look nicer than JPEGs, but use more space. Probably preferable for smaller images or images requiring transparency.
      • JPEG tends to be very flexible when it comes to quality and the amount of compression. PHP's GD lib gives you control over this.
    So long as the image is uploaded in a format GD can read which includes most commonly used formats, it may not be unrealistic to re-store it in a different format. It's also not unrealistic to use GD to scale the image as well.

    I've used GD before and it's relatively easy to use and is relatively quick with respect to performance. I would be willing to write up some examples with respect to how to do it if it were welcomed.

    Side note: I see a watermark, GD might be getting used already so this might not be a stretch if the CPU cycles are there to spare.
     
    Aquinus, Mar 3, 2021
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