Pictures folder appears to be "recycle bin" but still behaves like "pictures" folder.

jsprong

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I have a problem with one of my vista accounts' picture folder. When saving to "my pictures", I went back to my "user" folder to find the pictures folder... but the picture I saved was actually saved to what appears to be a 'false' recycle bin; Only, this 'recycle bin' does not behave like the actual recycle bin, since I can browse and even open photos from within it, and it also does not have the "restore" option... When I try to change the name of the "recycle bin" folder to "pictures" (from the properties window) it says that there is already a folder with the name 'pictures', but then refers to the same 'recycle bin' with my photos. How could this have happened? How do we get the folder to return to the normal "pictures" appearance? It's as if part of the software thinks that it's the pictures folder, and part thinks it's (somehow??) the recycle bin (based on its appearance). Thank you. :D
 

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Brink

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Re: Pictures folder appears to be "recycle bin" but still behaves like "pictures" fol

Hello Jsprong, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This should be able to help restore this folder for you. :)
  • Backup anything that you do not want to lose in these two folders to another location.
  • Use OPTION THREE in this tutorial to make sure that the "Pictures" folder is set to it's default location of "C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures".
  • Delete both folders.
  • Restart the computer to apply. It may take a couple of restarts before the Pictures folder is back in it's default location.
  • If for some reason the icon is not correct for it, then you can use this tutorial to fix it.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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