Windows 10: Second Documents & Pictures Folders

  1.    21 Sep 2015 #1

    Second Documents & Pictures Folders


    My data files are all on a second hard drive, so I have changed the location of the Special Folders to point to them. Every so often I discover a second Documents or Pictures folder (with a 2 appended) lurking in my folder list, always empty.

    Anyone know how to stop this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,203
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       21 Sep 2015 #2

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    My data files are all on a second hard drive, so I have changed the location of the Special Folders to point to them. Every so often I discover a second Documents or Pictures folder (with a 2 appended) lurking in my folder list, always empty.

    Anyone know how to stop this?
    Don't know as it can totally be done because some programs when installed will insist on creating a Folder they need when they don't find them.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    23 Sep 2015 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    Don't know as it can totally be done because some programs when installed will insist on creating a Folder they need when they don't find them.
    Indeed, but it means they are looking in the wrong place. I've had this issue with W7, but in this case I haven't installed anything new.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi, as with many I have upgraded to Windows 10 today and it is going well except for the fact I am unable to save any files or create new ones in the Documents and Pictures folders or any sub-folders within these folders, and I have no idea why it...
Multiple Documents, etc folders in User Accounts and Family Safety
My Win7 had My Documents, My Downloads, etc setup on the D drive. The default for Win 10 after the upgrade has the C drive Users area as default. There is no location tab on the Win10 folders. How can I get the default to save to the D drive?
Upgraded last night and am slowly working through minor issues. One thing that's confusing me - my username is supposed to be in the Administrator group on my computer, but my settings seem to be connected to the Home User group instead. I first...
https://i.imgur.com/JphLHFv.png https://i.imgur.com/5QJB4K5.png Im getting multiple "Downloads" folders appearing, all pointing to the same directory (E:/Downloads) When I change one of them, they all change. Also no Documents folder. ...
Why 2 documents folders? in General Support
I am trying to figure out why I see 2 of many profile folders, such as documents, music, pics, videos. I tried deleting one, and it deletes the other. They are not duplicates, but I cannot figure out what purpose this is serving. Anyone? 19056
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:51.
Find Us