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W7 Libraries

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tony D, May 23, 2019.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    On my W7 Home Premium, if I open the icon for my user account, there is a navigation pane on the left side with I never really bothered with. Looking at the Libraries, if I open the Pictures library, there are two items listed. Right-clicking on the library and going to Properties, I see there are two items included in the top level library folder.

    What I don't understand is what that checkmark next to My Pictures is all about. My thought is that the checkmark is simply an indication that the folder next to it is a folder in your user profile. Any other ideas?

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    Possibly means it is the default directory where pictures are stored.
     
  3. plodr

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    Mine gives more info than yours.
    First click:
    libraries1.jpg

    Clicking on the above:
    libraries2.jpg
     
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    Seems like the default to me as well.

    I wonder if you can have more than 1 save location, so that when you save a picture for example, it goes to the default as well as custom folder.
     
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    Seth I think you are on to something that may be the case.Myself I never liked the library option I always save to a different HD any way.My C drive I usually just keep the OS on that was how I was taught many years ago.
     
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    I don't use libraries and I NEVER save anything to My Pictures. We store files off the computer.
    The only thing showing in the Pictures Library are the 8 samples that came with Windows 7.

    In Windows 7, what is the difference between a library and a folder?
    A folder is a container for storing files; a library provides a single view of multiple folders and their contents.
     
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    Thanks but that doesn't address the issue.
     
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    The article states
    That is the key. The checkmarked folder is the default.

    Referring back to my initial screen shot, if you click on the 2nd item (Public Pictures) then click the 'Set save location' button, the checkmark moves from My Pictures to Public Pictures.
     
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    I think you have it way to go.
     

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