Windows 10: Two picture folders

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  1.    24 Mar 2016 #11

    I'm very confused now...don't know whether to delete the second folder (which I've done and, as you know it deletes both). Don't know how to create a new pictures folder. Any more suggestions? Oh I just re-read the first reply and one folder does say "Saved Pictures". Does this help you in your analysis of the problem...not used to Win10...only had this laptop for a month or so...used to Vista.
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  2.    24 Mar 2016 #12

    Hi, I will simplify my last post for you. Sorry it wasn't clear enough.

    1. Save any images you need elsewhere
    2. Delete (both) folders and anything in them
    3. Type shell:My Pictures in the Start Menu search box to restore the picture folder
    You may need to restart the computer afterwards to full apply" (I quote Brink!)

    Good luck
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  3.    24 Mar 2016 #13

    When I click on folders, "Delete" is not an option...will not let me delete. I have a folder called "Saved Pictures", which is the pics in a folder and another called "Pictures", which is all the pics...no folder. I renamed the "Saved Pictures" folder to "Pictures". I tried every way I know to delete the folders. I copied the "Saved Pictures" folder and pasted on desktop, deleted the folder. But the little folders to the left cannot be deleted. Am I doing something wrong?
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  4.    24 Mar 2016 #14

    Puzzled- you previously said "I tried deleting one, but when I do, it deletes both,". Has this changed?

    Why are you doing anything with sthg called Saved Pictures? This will - dare I say- only confuse the picture.

    So if you can't delete them from within Windows, do it from outside.

    E.g. Shift + click Restart, navigate to a command prompt, and then change the drive until you find the Windows drive (it most probably won't be C from the command prompt), then locate the folders and delete them.

    You'll have to be confident enough with e.g.
    DIR
    CHDIR
    rmdir

    and simply typing e.g.
    D:
    to get to drive D

    Note: you can always get help by typing (e.g.)
    rmdir /?
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  5.    24 Mar 2016 #15

    I don't understand the Command Prompt info you just posted, but I'll try to sort it out. Meanwhile, a new development...when I download a picture now, it goes to the "Download" folder, not to Picture Folder.
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  6.    25 Mar 2016 #16

    I've given hints as to what to try. It would be a rather longer job to try to write it out in full - I don't know how familiar you are with command prompt commands, so didn't opt for that.

    Otherwise you could use a live boot disk if you can find a way to use one if you have UEFI. (It was easy with traditional BIOS)

    Downloads- well, it depends what default your browser is set to. Downloads would be a reasonable default. To redirect downloads in Firefox, I use addons to give me the option to
    - choose where to save a download
    - execute it without saving it (exe files)
    - save it to my default location

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  7.    25 Mar 2016 #17

    I've never had any luck with using command prompt...just not familiar enough with it. I guess I'll just have to live with the 2 pic folders. As far as my picture downloads, I'd like them to go to the picture folder, but yesterday after I found out where they were going, I just went to Downloads and cut and pasted to pic folder. I'd really like my desktop the way it was, but I tried the command prompt thing yesterday, and didn't have any luck. Thanks so much for your assistance. If you have any other suggestions I'd appreciate you taking the time to pass them on. Thanks again.
    Fred
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  8.    25 Mar 2016 #18

    Hi, I've given you two ways to delete the picture folders outside Windows- command prompt and a live boot disk. I don't understand why these can no longer be deleted as you said they could be. I can do no more there except to suggest you try Emco MoveonBoot (free) which also deletes things.

    I've also told you how (according to how it's described) to recreate the folder.

    Beyond that, I can only suggest you seek help from a friend. Good luck!
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  9.    25 Mar 2016 #19

    What can't be deleted are the little folders to the left that you click on to open the pic folder. The first image I uploaded were of those two small folders. They never could be deleted.
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  10.    25 Mar 2016 #20

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    Here it is. Big folder w/pics can be deleted...little folders at left won't let me delete them.
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