1.    05 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Massachusetts
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    Windows 10 Pro 32-bit

    How to understand folders in Windows 10


    I'd like to understand folder setups on my 2 Win10 computers
    --- I suppose they follow the same idea as Win7 & Win8 but I never understood them

    I unhid the Libraries in Win10 as the instructions to do so are available

    So now my documents & pictures folders appear to me to be in 2 locations
    --- In This PC & in Libraries
    --- Even though working with them isn't the issue what I'd like to know is there an explanation on why those same documents & pictures are in 2 locations if that is the case?
    --- I'm not doing Music or Videos yet: will the same pattern apply to them when I want to do them?
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  2.    05 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 173
    Wds10 - OEM

    Quote Originally Posted by MeAndMyComputer View Post
    I'd like to understand folder setups on my 2 Win10 computers
    --- I suppose they follow the same idea as Win7 & Win8 but I never understood them

    I unhid the Libraries in Win10 as the instructions to do so are available

    So now my documents & pictures folders appear to me to be in 2 locations
    --- In This PC & in Libraries
    --- Even though working with them isn't the issue what I'd like to know is there an explanation on why those same documents & pictures are in 2 locations if that is the case?
    --- I'm not doing Music or Videos yet: will the same pattern apply to them when I want to do them?
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  3.    05 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The Documents folder (and others) in Libraries are just shortcuts to the real folders which are located under C:\Users\<Username>\.
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  4.    05 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,313
    Windows 10 Pro,

    When I first got into computers a couple of years ago, a very wise man told me that file management was 90% of everything I need to know about computers. I really believe its true.

    You are free to organize your files and folders in any manner that you want. Remember that there are actually two very distinct aspects of file/folder management; physical and metaphysical.

    The physical aspect is really the easiest aspect to wrap your mind around, this relates to physical drives. I highly recommend that you back up all of your files/folders in at least one extra hard drive, more if you can.

    The metaphysical aspect of file/folder management is often the hardest to conceptualize and initiate. This is actually file/folder naming and organizing. The whole string of C:/ document/Rocky/vacation or whatever is part of a hierarchy that you really need to understand in order to not lose control of your files/folders.

    But you are in charge and can organize your files/folders anyway that makes sense to you.

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