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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,471
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       29 Oct 2016 #11

    My Pictures is a naming convention from Windows 7. In Windows 10, your pictures folder is just named 'pictures', not 'My Pictures'.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 626
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Oct 2016 #12

    You can read over this, be careful making any changes.

    How to Disable Default in Windows 10 File Explorer? - AskVG

    I`ve configured Explorer to look like this, works for me, I put the explorer icon right next to the start window/button.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Explorer.jpg  
    Last edited by AddRAM; 29 Oct 2016 at 20:37.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,914
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Oct 2016 #13

    ChangeOnWin10 said: View Post
    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.
    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.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,390
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.447
       30 Oct 2016 #14

    Mystere said: View Post
    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.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 5
    win 10 home
       4 Weeks Ago #15

    hTconeM9user said: View Post


    First I wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the thread. There's a lot of useful and informative information. Some philosophical points were raised and I wanted to comment on them. First, bonnet, boot what difference does it make? Imagine the look on your face when I tell you I can't find the spare tire under the bonnet.
    Windows operating systems have been notorious for there exploitability and bugs. So along comes Areal, that blurry interface that people hated, the lost Start button that had to be restored, and the 8.1 disaster that eliminated the desktop, which Win 10 restored. So many users complained that there is a Windows Classic option in XP. Like I said Microsoft is trying to put different shades of lipstick on its pig hoping we'll ignore the pig. I could upgrade for $200, but I may as well buy a new computer for $400. I don't want to. When the hardware breaks, I'll buy. Either way I spend weeks finding where they've put things that didn't need to be moved and avoiding un-patched exploits.
    Microsoft, on the other hand could have been pounding on the system, eliminating the bugs and closing loopholes, endearing it's users to them. Meanwhile, if they have a new Graphical User Interface that you love and you don't mind spending the money, you can "Upgrade" assured that the OS is bug free and hack proof. For that matter there might be dozens of GUI's that appeal all sorts of different tastes, ( a few people actually liked that Areal interface ). I started with DOS and couldn't see any value in Windows. Then I got a mouse. By the time I got to 98 though I had pretty much everything I needed in a interface. There have been improvements to be sure, but since 98 nothing that I couldn't live without. There are some features I might have purchased as add-ons to customize my 98 interface. Talk about professional looking, no glitz, no glam, no wasted RAM on painting the screen with cascading colors and other silliness. I brought a new computer running XP. Had I the opportunity I would have "Upgraded" to 98, My preferred GUI and the last true "Personal Computer" OS. I have and never will have a reason to share my PC. The sign in front of it says, "If you touch it I will hurt you".
    As to the naming conventions they should be user defined. If I send something across a LAN or WAN windows can simply drop it into the folder it knows it as regardless of what the user there calls it. I bring my car Betsy to be repaired. He looks up Ford repairs. He doesn't care if I call it Betsy, but he can't look up Betsy repairs, and I understand. My car is a Ford and that will never change, but I still call her Betsy.
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