New PC with latest version of Windows 10 Pictures location issue


  1. Posts : 35
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    New PC with latest version of Windows 10 Pictures location issue


    I robocopied via DOS all my files from my Windows 2007 old PC to preserve the original datestamps of all my files. Worked great but figuring out where the picture files actually exist is baffling. First of all they are not accessible from the "Pictures" folder in the Quick access area of explorer. In explorer a Pictures folder where all my photos and files can be found. I'm trying to figure out how to make them accessible in the Quick access area. In DOS they are not listed in the Documents directory. In DOS directory c:\users\myname Pictures is listed however c:\users\myname\pictures has 0 files. Properties in Windows10 claims their location is c:\users\myname\documents. I don't know where they are in DOS. I just want them to appear in the Quick access for quick access! Any clues on how to achiever this would be helpful!
    Last edited by frustratedagain; 04 Feb 2020 at 19:28.
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    I haven't used RoboCopy for years, but I do believe in Windows 10 the default "copy to" will be user\documents, unless you change it on the destination option. Not knowing much more about how you actually did that, it's my best guess right now. I think they went to Documents as default, as they would. You could repeat the RoboCopy and be careful choosing the correct destination you want.Then delete them from Documents. Far as Quick Access, Pictures should already be pinned there. If not, right click the Pictures folder and choose Pin to Quick Access.
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    Your thumbnail? Edit your post. Scroll down till you see "manage attachments". Click there, then click upper right corner of the image to delete, and delete it.
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  4. Posts : 35
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    f14tomcat said:
    If not, right click the Pictures folder and choose Pin to Quick Access.
    That worked. It took a few more steps to get rid of the original Pictures folder in quick access. Thanks.

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    f14tomcat, thumbnail solution also worked, thanks.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    frustratedagain said:
    That worked. It took a few more steps to get rid of the original Pictures folder in quick access. Thanks.

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    f1tomcat, that worked, thanks.
    Great! Glad to hear it worked.
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