Windows 10: Correct Directory Location For Pictures Folder

  1.    25 Nov 2017 #1

    Correct Directory Location For Pictures Folder


    Hi Guys,

    I accidentally deleted my Pictures folder. Being the smart cookie that I am, I had it backed up. I copy and pasted my Pictures Folder to C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures. Now Documents, Videos etc say file location is This PC. But Pictures file location is C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures.

    How do I make it say This PC/Pictures instead of C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures?

    Please be kind I'm 52 and new to computers. Psychologist said I need a hobby to relieve stress. Im about to throw the darned thing out the window. lol
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  2.    25 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi Petey and welcome to Ten Forums,


    We all have been through those times where we'd want to get a gun and shoot the living heck out of these machines.

    Anyways, I don't see how your computer would say the location of a file is something like "This PC/Pictures" unless you assumed so when you clicked on "This PC" then "Document" or "Videos" etc... Because when you actually right click a folder you think it's location is "This PC" and then click properties you can clearly see that it's location is for example "C:\Users\User\Pictures"( Screenshot attached).
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    So yeah, if I'm wrong, please do show me a screenshot of the properties of Pictures folder and the other folders that are in "C:\Users\User" directory.

    Best wishes.
    Alex.
    Last edited by Midou35000; 25 Nov 2017 at 04:58.
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  3.    25 Nov 2017 #3

    Hi, have a look at Option 3, 8
    Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Also remember to do this:
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    It is really only a convenience that Windows is configured to list the current user's folders e.g. C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures etc additionally under 'My PC' in the navigation (left) pane of file explorer.

    It's also a fact that people become limited in thinking they MUST use that set of folders and only those.
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  4.    25 Nov 2017 #4

    "Now Documents, Videos etc say file location is This PC. But Pictures file location is C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures."

    If we understand you correctly, the issue is that Pictures doesn't appear in the left panel under This PC. The correct location IS C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures. This is only an issue of using Step 8 in the tutorial to add it back to the list. See if this screenshot is what you want to achieve- put Pictures folder back in list on L.

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