Windows 10: Two picture folders

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  1.    23 Mar 2016 #1

    Two picture folders


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    I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, but here goes. I was downloading some pictures from the internet and in the process of deleting some of the pics and other stuff (blank pages and pages with what looked like the IE icon) I somehow ended up with 2 picture folders. I tried deleting one, but when I do, it deletes both, I suppose because they are both the same...same pics, etc. as if I've inadvertently "cloned" my picture folder. This is something I can live with, but I'd really like to restore my desktop to the way it was...nice and tidy. Does anyone have a suggestion? It would be greatly appreciated. If you need more information, please inquire. Thanks.
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  2.    23 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi, it would help if you can right click each of them and for each, rt click, properties, click the Location tab and post the path you see (i.e. where it's located)

    FYI, had you, for example, tried to copy the top Pictures folder directly into itself, you would have got this:
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    so that can't be what happened.
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  3.    23 Mar 2016 #3

    OK, will do. Thanks.
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  4.    23 Mar 2016 #4

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    Okay...here they are. Hope this helps.
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  5.    23 Mar 2016 #5

    The second one is a folder within the Pictures folder. What happens when you delete it.
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  6.    23 Mar 2016 #6

    @whs - Fred22 said (1st post) - I tried deleting one, but when I do, it deletes both,

    That's the odd thing to me.
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  7.    23 Mar 2016 #7

    Hmm thanks. I missed that one. They are apparently linked by a junction.
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  8.    23 Mar 2016 #8

    Oh, and why is the first one hidden?
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       23 Mar 2016 #9

    Perhaps the second one got created because the first one got 'hidden'.
    Second one could be 'Saved Pictures' or maybe even One Drive/Pictures.
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  10.    24 Mar 2016 #10

    My OneDrive Pictures appears under Library Pictures only - not the Pictures folder shown here.

    Resolution? I'm tempted to say delete what's there and recreate the Pictures folder only.
    Apparently:
    "you can type shell:My Pictures in the Start Menu search box to restore it. You may need to restart the computer afterwards to full apply" (I quote Brink!)
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