Weird goings on!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Teddy, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    What has caused this to happen to my 'My Pictures' folder!?

    Wont let me rename!

    Any Registry entries i can change?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See how this goes>
    Open a command prompt, open task manager/processes & kill explorer. Navigate to the folder & rename it. This is the command.
    RENAME [DRIVE:]OLDNAME NEWNAME.
    Example
    C:\Folder\rename C:\Folder\Text.txt Text.new (eneter)
    If it works start explorer again in task manager/applications.
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    This didnt work im afraid. The %'s Pictures didnt even show up!

    Are they any registry guru's out there that can help....i think that is where the problem lies!

    Thanks for the input Hipster Doofus.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Seeing as you have nothing else try this. Don't know what will happen.
    Right click on the folder & choose 'cut'. Paste it if possible on another partition to get it out of the way. Now go back & try to create a new 'my pictures' folder.
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Make sure that everything looks OK in
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

    There should be a string value named My Pictures set to C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Pictures

    It is not a locked folder like the recycle bin, which takes other steps to be able to rename, by default you should be able to rename it.

    Can you get in it?

    Do you need stuff that's in there?

    If you answered no to both, delete it, it will be recreated.
     
  6. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    hmm, looks like it was trying to use a system variable but part of it got screwed up. (like changing %SystemRoot% to %S). I'm assuming that the name of the folder should be something like %UserName%'s Pictures. Does it belong to a user who has been deleted?
     
  7. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Also something you could check is the hidden desktop.ini file inside the folder. You can open it in notepad. It should look like this:

    [DeleteOnCopy]
    Owner=****
    Personalized=39
    PersonalizedName=My Pictures
    [.ShellClassInfo]
    InfoTip=@Shell32.dll,-12688
    IconFile=%SystemRoot%\System32\mydocs.dll
    IconIndex=-101

    (**** insert your username here)

    The IconFile line should go in one line, due to the forum software it's not possible to post such things correctly here.
    You can of course remain your icon customisation.
     
  8. ironguy

    ironguy Guest

    Did you move the folder?

    You didn't happen to move the folder did you?