mirror image of my 'pictures' folder - Why? & How?

  tolly2 19:13 23 Sep 2010


I have found that there is a mirror image copy of my Pictures folder located inside another folder elsewhere on my user.

What ever I do to either folder happens to the other. Adding photos / deleting photos etc all occur to both folders simultaneously.

The second version is located in - my user '/saved games'

I have:
Intel T6400
4GB Ram
500 GB HDD (327 GB free space)

Any help to remove the mirrored folder would be appreciated.

  tolly2 19:27 23 Sep 2010


it seems that C:\users\paul\savedgames\pictures is the name for both folders.(from 'properties' after a right click on each folder)

Hope that helps

  lotvic 20:10 23 Sep 2010

Sounds like they are both the one and same folder.
You can't have two folders with exactly the same path and file name.

  tolly2 20:25 23 Sep 2010

That's what I thought.

But how do I get to a point where there is only one folder - C:\users\paul\pictures - without deleting all my photos

Whatever I do to the contents of one folder happens to the other, so if I delete one the other may be deleted also.

Why are the folders 'C:\users\paul\pictures' and 'C:\users\paul\savedgames\pictures' the same folder?

  BT 08:40 24 Sep 2010

Seems you have copied or more likely made a shortcut to it.
I had a similar problem a while ago and it took me some time to suss out what I'd done.

  tolly2 20:58 24 Sep 2010


Backed up the contents of one of the 'Pictures' folders.

Deleted both foders


Created a new folder in C:\users\paul
called 'Pictures'

The Start Menu didn't link the pictures button to the new folder. I found this which has reset the button to my new folder

click here


Start menu button now works with new 'Pictures' folder - copied all my photos into new folder.

Job done!

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