Windows 10: Two picture folders

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       25 Mar 2016 #21

    The two folders you are seeing (Saved Pictures and Camera Roll) are folders that are created automatically by Windows 10 and as far as I know they cannot be deleted if you also have the Photos app and/or Camera app installed since they will just reappear later.
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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #22

    philc43 said: View Post
    The two folders you are seeing (Saved Pictures and Camera Roll) are folders that are created automatically by Windows 10 and as far as I know they cannot be deleted if you also have the Photos app and/or Camera app installed since they will just reappear later.
    That's what I thought. Any suggestions RE the problem of 2 picture files. I've had suggestions to delete one through Command Prompt, which I was unable to do. I also downloaded MoveonBoot, but don't know how the hell to use it. Should I just live with the 2 pic files? Both contain the same pics, one is the folder "Saved Files" and when you click on the other, it just shows all the pics. This happened in the process of downloading some pics and I chose an option to save "page" and that's when it happened. Thanks for your reply.
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  3.    25 Mar 2016 #23

    MoveonBoot (which wouldn't be my preferred option) has a help file in pdf format and chm format.

    Personally when I've used it, I just looked at the GUI, browsed to the file or folder was interested in and selected it, told the program what I wanted it to do (point and click) and ran it.

    I've only suggested it as deleting these folders from outside Windows either

    a. By command prompt
    or
    b. By using a Live Boot disk
    which are quite normal approaches seem not ones of which you can avail yourself.

    Sorry, I have no other suggestions bar a clean install or asking a techie friend to help you.
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  4.    26 Mar 2016 #24

    When I run MoveonBott, all the information I get either app. data or temp files...nothing that says picture or saved pictures, so I don't know what files I'm supposed to delete...afraid I'll delete the wrong thing.
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       26 Mar 2016 #25

    Fred22 said: View Post
    That's what I thought. Any suggestions RE the problem of 2 picture files. I've had suggestions to delete one through Command Prompt, which I was unable to do. I also downloaded MoveonBoot, but don't know how the hell to use it. Should I just live with the 2 pic files? Both contain the same pics, one is the folder "Saved Files" and when you click on the other, it just shows all the pics. This happened in the process of downloading some pics and I chose an option to save "page" and that's when it happened. Thanks for your reply.
    Where are these picture folders showing in File Explorer? Is it in the Quick Access section of the Navigator pane or the This PC section?

    If it is the Quick Access section you can just right click and unpin the folder you do not want.
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  6.    26 Mar 2016 #26

    It's in the Quick Access section, but when I click on the folder there is no option for unpin. There is an option for pin to quick access.
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  7. Posts : 2,335
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       26 Mar 2016 #27

    I'm aware you have had a few suggestions already so apologies if this is going over old ground.

    My understanding is that you have created a new pictures folder within the original one.

    If you select all (Ctrl + A) when in the new pictures folder you can then cut and paste everything back into the original picture folder. If this works you should be back to where you were and you can then delete the extra pIctures folder that you created by mistake.
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  8.    27 Mar 2016 #28

    I'm not sure which one the "new" one is. There is just supposed to be 1 folder which says "pictures", right? I have one that says pictures and another one that says saved pictures. I'm not supposed to have one that says "Saved Pictures", correct? I may give your suggestion a try, but I'm actually getting used to the idea of the 2 folders. One is a folder w/pics and the other is a display of all the pics (the folder opened). That would be the one to delete, right?
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  9. Posts : 2,335
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       27 Mar 2016 #29

    Actually now you have explained that the two folders have different names and we know that both folders are going to be present on a W10 system then I think you are right - you have no need to worry.

    All you need to do is decide where you want your actual picture to sit and you can move them around as you wish or create new folders for different subjects or years. Here is a snapshot of my Pictures folder which contains folders for my photos from different years, the current year has folders for each month, there are three other folders generated by W10 and another app one of which is the Saved Pictures like you have.

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  10.    27 Mar 2016 #30

    Yeah, it's okay with me the way it is. Thanks for your suggestions.
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