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  1. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,917
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       07 Apr 2016 #31

    AndreyT said: View Post
    That's kinda strange. If you have 100 of your own folders inside Pictures folder, then the addition of two extra folders is unfortunate, but probably is not a big deal. But for those who only have like two or three of their own folders under Pictures (or none at all), these folders are a huge annoyance, period.

    And it is not just about quantities too. It is about qualities. It is about the general competence of those who write that software. The hard rule is very simple: implicitly creating anything inside user folders is strictly prohibited.

    There was a time in XP era when various software vendors had that brain-dead habit of dumping their internal save folders into Documents folder (!!!). Luckily, such vendors were quickly grabbed by their neck and shoved face-first into their own crap. Today, most software vendors seem to have learned the lesson. They strive to save their internal data in designated areas instead of dumping it into Documents. (Yet, there's still a fair number of crap-grade vendors like Blizzard or Adobe, who's general professional competence is still stuck back in early 2000's. These simpletons are still doing this.)

    The rule is, again, very simple and very indisputable: no storing anything in user's private areas without specific request/permission from the user.
    yeah ok ,I just don't take it all that serious , It doesn't bother me one bit that the CameraRoll folder is in there
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win 10
       21 Jun 2016 #32

    Did you find a solution to permanent removal of those two folders?


    ColMac said: View Post
    Is there any way to delete these system folders.

    I don't use them, and I never will. If I delete them though, they are simply re-created.

    Thanks
    I'm a little late in the game here, but I think the solution I found at winhelponline might be the answer.
    (the link is: How to Remove Camera Roll, Saved Pictures and Screenshots Folders Libraries in Windows 10? )

    Or you might just go to winhelponline, and type in a search for 'removing camera roll folder' It was simply a matter of right clicking the folder, going to properties, moving the folder from the C: drive to the D: drive, and clicking apply. The two follow up questions, you hit 'yes' and voila! (Hopefully it will work. At least they are not there as of this moment!)

    And to answer those who think it's silly to be adamant about removing those folders, the answer to that is simply, I'm very anal about how I want my folders organized. Some people are very 'chill' about that sort of thing, but some of us just can't help it. Those two folders HAD to go! lol
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 94
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Aug 2016 #33

    JEDISKT said: View Post
    [I read all these forums and there all the same...people offering solutions with back and fourth messages but no one really seems to know what they are talking about. Where is the real information ?? if i ask a question like how to delete the system, folders in my libraries then please someone tell me how to do it and dont just say try this and this I want a real solution and in one reply not 24 messages that takes 4 weeks
    Very frustrating
    I understand your frustration, and that definitely can derive from reading the MS support forums. They're about as helpful as offering a cup of sand to a thirsty person. But keep in mind, that people on there are generally your typical user, with just basic experience in Windows, especially Windows 10. There ARE some experienced users, but as stated before, they are there to help in their free time. TenForums is similar, but instead of dealing with dumbass MS techs, you have people who use the software like you, and are learning it instead of just posting links to KB8460230 or whatever, something that doesn't even apply to your problem. If you want a "real" solution and don't want to wait "four weeks," you're more than welcome to Google it yourself.


    AndreyT said: View Post
    That's kinda strange. If you have 100 of your own folders inside Pictures folder, then the addition of two extra folders is unfortunate, but probably is not a big deal. But for those who only have like two or three of their own folders under Pictures (or none at all), these folders are a huge annoyance, period.


    And it is not just about quantities too. It is about qualities. It is about the general competence of those who write that software. The hard rule is very simple: implicitly creating anything inside user folders is strictly prohibited.


    There was a time in XP era when various software vendors had that brain-dead habit of dumping their internal save folders into Documents folder (!!!). Luckily, such vendors were quickly grabbed by their neck and shoved face-first into their own crap. Today, most software vendors seem to have learned the lesson. They strive to save their internal data in designated areas instead of dumping it into Documents. (Yet, there's still a fair number of crap-grade vendors like Blizzard or Adobe, who's general professional competence is still stuck back in early 2000's. These simpletons are still doing this.)


    The rule is, again, very simple and very indisputable: no storing anything in user's private areas without specific request/permission from the user.
    THANK YOU! This is exactly it! And to think nowadays that many software publishers STILL insist on storing your data in your personal folders. I have quite a few games that do this. They'll store saves and config files in the Documents folder. I don't know why. There's even a "SavedGames" folder Windows creats in the Documents folder, that maybe only two games use. The thing is, nowadays, almost everything has access to a cloud for backup (most game libraries do, like Steam, Origin, Uplay, etc), but local files get shoved into Documents. And you know what's even weirder? I always immediately move my library folders to another hard drive, so I don't have to worry much about them if I do another clean Windows install.... and there will STILL be folders/files saved in C:\User\Documents. It's AGGRAVATING! I think what MS needs to do is to consider what Google does with permissions, actually ASKING you first when an app wants access to certain folders or hardware.


    Talleyb said: View Post
    And to answer those who think it's silly to be adamant about removing those folders, the answer to that is simply, I'm very anal about how I want my folders organized. Some people are very 'chill' about that sort of thing, but some of us just can't help it. Those two folders HAD to go! lol
    Yep, same here. And the funny thing is, with this new update, I decided to move the Pictures and Videos libraries to another drive where I have files saved, and it's been consistently and insistently creating folders in those folders, annoying the crap out of me.
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  4.    13 Aug 2016 #34

    For those who find these folders a super annoyance, let's 'Super Hide' them.

    - Open the Pictures folder (1)
    - Shift/right click an empty space, choose 'Open Command window here' (2)
    - Open Notepad type attrib +s +h then a space, then add the path of the folder by Shift/right clicking on it and choose 'Copy as Path', add that to the command line, then copy and paste all that into the command window, (as per screenshot), and press Enter (3-4)
    - Close the Command Prompt and refresh the folder. (5)

    attrib +s +h to hide
    attrib -s -h to unhide

    Warning: Be sure the folders are not in use and you have to remember the names/path and that they are still there!

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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Antelope, CA
    Posts : 94
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2016 #35

    I read that you can simply cut those folders from the Pictures library and paste them somewhere else. Windows apparently picks up on this fact that they're in a new place, and will allow them to remain there. I stuck them in my user folder and they haven't reappeared in my Pictures library since.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Enterprise / Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 / Windows Server 2016 / unRAID
       14 Sep 2016 #36

    AndreyT said: View Post
    That's kinda strange. If you have 100 of your own folders inside Pictures folder, then the addition of two extra folders is unfortunate, but probably is not a big deal. But for those who only have like two or three of their own folders under Pictures (or none at all), these folders are a huge annoyance, period.

    And it is not just about quantities too. It is about qualities. It is about the general competence of those who write that software. The hard rule is very simple: implicitly creating anything inside user folders is strictly prohibited.

    There was a time in XP era when various software vendors had that brain-dead habit of dumping their internal save folders into Documents folder (!!!). Luckily, such vendors were quickly grabbed by their neck and shoved face-first into their own crap. Today, most software vendors seem to have learned the lesson. They strive to save their internal data in designated areas instead of dumping it into Documents. (Yet, there's still a fair number of crap-grade vendors like Blizzard or Adobe, who's general professional competence is still stuck back in early 2000's. These simpletons are still doing this.)

    The rule is, again, very simple and very indisputable: no storing anything in user's private areas without specific request/permission from the user.
    Hardly.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 66
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Dec 2016 #37

    I know some people aren't bothered by these folders, but they always come up empty on my PC, so I have no use for them.

    Worse, Windows 10 blocks access to these folders under some circumstances. I use Paragon to copy my D (data) drive as a ready backup (as opposed to a coded backup) and Robocopy for incremental updates, and both programs get hung up on these folders. I managed to get rid of them for a while, but they've come back now. And when they came back, the old Windows Photo Viewer (which I had been using in 10) was missing once again.

    I know it's asking for a lot, but I wish Microsoft would stop fixing things that aren't broken.
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