Windows 10: Picture file trying to over-ride my existing picture files Solved

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    Picture file trying to over-ride my existing picture files


    As a keen flickr member I have a lot of photographs on my computer. These are all neatly allocated to different files, depending upon a variety of variables. So far....all is well.

    Yesterday my neighbour kindly upgraded me to Windows 10. Everything seemed fine.

    Today I tried to take 4 photographs off my camera and load them up to my computer. Initially I got a dialogue box asking me what I would like to do in future when I plugged in my camera - I said "upload the pix to my computer".

    Previously they have always arrived on my desktop in a separate file. I would then edit them, afterwards splitting them up into different files, depending on what I want to do with them.

    Anyway, this morning, after taken 4 photographs, I plugged in my camera. I then get a message saying "We found 880 photos. Would you like to import them into your picture folder". And the only alternatives given were IMPORT or CANCEL.

    Aggggggggh! I do NOT want all my pix jumbled together in a picture folder. I want them all neatly organised into the folders I have set up.

    Is there any way I can get rid of this 'Picture folder' and go back to using my existing folders (they are all still there, and all still containing the photographs they should rightfully contain.)

    I would be hugely grateful for some help.
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  2. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    What happens if you click Import? Does it give you the option to move them into a specific folder or does it just appear in the Pictures folder? Usually, you can just double-click the camera in This PC so that you can see its contents and you can copy over photographs that you want into the locations that you want them in.
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3

    You said: View Post
    What happens if you click Import? Does it give you the option to move them into a specific folder or does it just appear in the Pictures folder? Usually, you can just double-click the camera in This PC so that you can see its contents and you can copy over photographs that you want into the locations that you want them in.
    I dare not click "import" to find out. It is saying that it wants to import 880 photographs! Not just the 4 photographs on my camera! What happens if I click import and all my images are taken out of all my existing folders and just shoved higgledy piggledy into "Pictures". I would have to go off and shoot myself....

    Ahhh, I am going off to try your "This PC" option. Thank you for that!
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #4

    In Settings , go to Autoplay. Here you can specify where files will be saved or if the system should ask you for specified locations. The instructions can be done by type/source of input etc.
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  5.    07 Aug 2015 #5

    Snakeyes said: View Post
    In Settings , go to Autoplay. Here you can specify where files will be saved or if the system should ask you for specified locations. The instructions can be done by type/source of input etc.
    Thank you very much for responding.

    To my great embarrassment and shame I have to admit that it turns out the problem was with my camera, not with Windows 10. Previously, with Windows 7, when uploading pix, you were offered the option to have the pix deleted once uploaded. I always chose that option, and presumed there were no pix on my camera.

    Well, my lovely nerdy neighbour came round yesterday, and he said the location references for the pix had been deleted, but not the actual pix themselves. So, the 880 pix that Windows 10 wanted to import into the picture file were not pictures already on my computer (carefully sorted into different files), but pictures in my camera. He therefore took my camera and properly deleted them all.

    So, the problem is solved. I will however be using the advice I got here for uploads in future... Thank you again for your help.
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