Windows 10: Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it

Discus and support Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I tried to rename My Pics to My Pictures but windows says "This destination already contains a folder named 'My Pictures'." I can merge them but I want... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ChangeOnWin10, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it


    I tried to rename My Pics to My Pictures but windows says "This destination already contains a folder named 'My Pictures'." I can merge them but I want to see whats in 'My Pictures' first. Problem is I can't find it.

    :)
     
    ChangeOnWin10, Oct 28, 2016
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    DaltonMizell, Oct 28, 2016
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    Catherine Cus., Oct 28, 2016
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  4. Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it

    I didn't see how to edit my question, so this is an edit. I found the "My Pictures" folder. It's actually a hidden shortcut. So the actual folder is out of sight. When I click on it I'm denied access. which lead me to look at my permissions. Who knew you'd need a PhD to figure out how to set permissions. Are there any tutorials explaining permissions and sharing? I don't know what a quick reply is so if I crash the server, I'm sorry.
     
    ChangeOnWin10, Oct 29, 2016
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  5. mrgeek Win User
    There is no default 'My Pictures' folder like in prev Windows. Did you create one on your own ? What are the exact locations of 'My Pics' and 'My Pictures'; on the Desktop, in Documents or ??? (Hint, use Search to find). The folders under This PC are default folders and can be edited via this tutorial but I recommend you place all picture sub folders in 'Pictures', for easy finding -
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
     
    mrgeek, Oct 29, 2016
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  6. Mystere Win User
    "My Pictures" is a hidden link to the "Pictures" folder. It's there for compatibility with older programs that assumed the name of the folder.
     
    Mystere, Oct 29, 2016
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  7. I created the folder in my documents. This PC > Documents The My Pics folder is in the same folder. All I see is a shortcut and that only after I showed hidden files. I think this has something to do with sharing and permissions. I can merge the my pics and my pictures folders but that makes me nervous. If I can look at whats in My Pictures I will be able to move or copy them and delete the folder and rename My Pics.
     
    ChangeOnWin10, Oct 29, 2016
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  8. essenbe Win User

    Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it

    Please try going to C:\users\yourusername\pictures. If you will right click on that folder > select properties > click on the location tab, it should tell you where your pictures are located. The pictures folder are where your pictures should be located and stored, not 'My Pictures.'

    Did you upgrade your system to Windows 10? If so, what OS were you using before?
     
    essenbe, Oct 29, 2016
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  9. It's hard to understand why MicroBlank saw the need to change Program Manager in Win 95/98 in the first. That had it right. My whole problem is I spend half my day trying to find things. XP is bad enough. They keep changing things that ain't broke and adding bloat to try and convince us that this isn't just new tar on an old road. Any way I just wanted to clean up the left side of Explore by getting rid of the redundant shortcuts and putting the names I'm familiar with back. Can I get rid of Quick access, a completely useless pile of unk. Well, maybe this is the question. Is it safe to merge the files My Pictures and My Pics. Windows said it will merge the files when I tried renaming My Pics.
     
    ChangeOnWin10, Oct 29, 2016
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  10. AddRAM Win User
    You don`t have to get rid of it, but you can keep things from piling up there. Just uncheck these.
     
    AddRAM, Oct 29, 2016
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  11. Bree New Member
    @ChangeOnWin10, Not quite, it's actually a Junction point (along with the ones for 'My Music' and 'My Videos'). You can see that this is so from a command prompt.


    Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it [​IMG]


    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

    Their purpose is to make the (renamed) Windows 10 folders (Pictures, Music and Videos) accessible to old software hard-coded to use the old Win7-style directory structure.

    File Explorer has no explicit functions to manage Junctions (or Hard Links) so it's not surprising you're having difficulties, though you can make your own Junctions or Hard Links from the command prompt.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226...dows-or-linux/

    As you can see from the screenshot above, 'My Pictures' is just another name for the 'Pictures' folder, that's where you'd end up merging the contents of 'My Pics'.

    PS: You could just use a different but similar name, try an underscore in place of the space: My_Pictures
     
  12. AddRAM Win User
    You shouldn`t be renaming windows folders, but why didn`t you just create a new folder in the Pictures folder and put your pictures in that, why did you put in the Documents folder ?
     
    AddRAM, Oct 29, 2016
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  13. essenbe Win User

    Windows says I already have a My Pictures folder, but I can't find it

    My Pictures is a naming convention from Windows 7. In Windows 10, your pictures folder is just named 'pictures', not 'My Pictures'.
     
    essenbe, Oct 29, 2016
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  14. AddRAM Win User
    AddRAM, Oct 29, 2016
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  15. Mystere Win User
    Well, are you saying we should all just be using Windows 95? You don't think the OS has improved any? Improvement requires change, and sometimes things change for the better, sometimes not.

    The reason they renamed the folders is because they received a lot of complaints from people that "My" this and "My" that was childish, and unprofessional.

    What things are called really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Do you really care if it's a trunk or a boot? A hood or a bonnet? A Windscreen or Windshield? It does the same thing.
     
    Mystere, Oct 29, 2016
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