My Pictures Keeps Re-creating Itself

madmatt

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#1
Here's some background. I always configure my PC's with a partition just for Documents.

The drive is D (D for Documents).

I point the "Documents" (I don't use "My") folder at "D:\Documents"

I also change "My Pictures" to "Pictures", "My Music" to "Music", and so on.

For some reason "My Pictures" will be re-created when using certain programs (namely Microsoft Office 2003). I have checked my registry for any links to "D:\Documents\My Pictures" and none exist. They all say "D:\Documents\Pictures".

I have also checked settings within Microsoft Office and they all point to "D:\Documents". So I am not sure where it is getting "My Pictures" from.

Any ideas?
 

Dublex

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#2
The only thing I can think of is that Windows regards My Pictures as a system folder, and auto-creates it whenever you use word or another MS product - in the same way it recovers certain key files if they get sent to Java (i.e. killed)

Not experienced enough with the windows sub-system setup so I cannot really be sure.

Edit: A thought, do the apps reference My Documents as a save location in their internal settings at all? (For example, in Tools > Options > File Locations in Word XP or a similar location in the version you are using)

Further edit: Scratch that, it only references My Documents there - but maybe it has other stuff located in the Windows Sub-system for my pictures? Try what Grandmaster says :D
 
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Grandmaster

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#3
I remember there is a setting somewhere in Tweak XP that deals with the path to My Pictures. Try playing around with that.
 

madmatt

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#4
I looked in Tweak UI (it was a good idea). It only has a rebuild icon for My Pictures and a path for My Documents (which is correct).
 

kcnychief

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#7
madmatt said:
I will give that a try. Thank you.

Reps if it works. No reps if you failed me.
lol, such pressure :nervous:

Looks like it describes your problem to a T, good luck with it.
 

kcnychief

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#9
Petros said:
Hopefully this will help you
Petros,

While that is a good tip, that is more using folder re-direction, or in your case "deceipt" :eek:

However, from best I can tell from reading it over, that wouldn't help in this case because he doesn't want to change the location (as the location is already set to D: properly), he just wants to stop Windows from re-creating the folder within the C: drive.

If he were to delete, or change, that would effect his D: folder as well.

At least, I think so :)
 

madmatt

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#12
Very nice fine.

And if you paid attention (not going to mention names)... you would see I already checked the registry and made sure every thing was pointing to "D:\Documents\Pictures".
 

kcnychief

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#13
madmatt said:
Very nice fine.

And if you paid attention (not going to mention names)... you would see I already checked the registry and made sure every thing was pointing to "D:\Documents\Pictures".
Glad it worked :)

And I'll mention names, wait, no I won't :p
 
#14
Yikes tough crowd :( Note to self: never misread initial posts or offer help unless I'm absolutely sure I have a correct and complete answer.
 

kcnychief

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#15
Petros said:
Yikes tough crowd :( Note to self: never misread initial posts or offer help unless I'm absolutely sure I have a correct and complete answer.
Sorry, didn't mean to come off that way. Folder re-direction, or trickery, is awesome. I was only trying to be more clear with what he was asking, and the difference between that and the solution you had presented.

No need to apologize, I am guilty of mis-reading posts much more than you are, I guarentee it ;)

Thanks for the contribution :)
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#16
IF you open TweakUI, under My Computer>Special Folders you can set the location for My Pictures.

I do this with My Music because I want that folder to be D:\My Music not E:\My Documents\My Music.

Also, with My Music make sure you change the rip folder in Media Player, otherwise when you launch it the folder will reappear.
 
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kcnychief

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#17
Admiral Michael said:
IF you open TweakUI, under My Computer>Special Folders you can set the location for My Pictures.

I do this with My Music because I want that folder to be D:\My Music not E:\My Documents\My Music.

Also, with My Music make sure you change the rip folder in Media Player, otherwise when you launch it the folder will reappear.
Does that give you a folder in both places?
 

madmatt

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#18
Admiral Michael said:
IF you open TweakUI, under My Computer>Special Folders you can set the location for My Pictures.

I do this with My Music because I want that folder to be D:\My Music not E:\My Documents\My Music.

Also, with My Music make sure you change the rip folder in Media Player, otherwise when you launch it the folder will reappear.
I don't have My Pictures listed. Odd.
 

madmatt

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#19
Petros said:
Yikes tough crowd :( Note to self: never misread initial posts or offer help unless I'm absolutely sure I have a correct and complete answer.
Sorry Petros. I re-read my comment and it came across the wrong way.
 

kcnychief

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madmatt said:
Sorry Petros. I re-read my comment and it came across the wrong way.
You should be slapped!

Also, since you are Mr. Hack Windows 101, did you disable that folder (my pictures) through a reg hack when you slipstreamed your CD?
 

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