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My Pictures folder keeps reappearing on desktop

By crimsonheis
Jul 11, 2011
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  1. Hello.

    I have this annoying occurrence on my dekstop and I don't think it's a virus/malware though. Probably a windows glitch that I don't know how to fix. :/

    Anyway, I have a "My Pictures.." (with the ..) folder on my desktop, I couldn't open it, it would say that It refers to a location that is unavailable. And when I do try to delete it, it says cannot read from source file or disk.

    What's peculiar is that it creates another My Pictures folder that's empty, and I can freely delete it only to reappear on next boot up. I have recently transferred all my photos to an external HD so I don't have any use of this folder.

    What I want is at least, even if i had a my pictures folder (since i guess its a windows thing), its just placed on my my docs folder, and that i get rid of the My Pictures.. folder that's totally useless.

    Ran malwarebytes, avast, and other scans but it seems to be free from any threat. So definitely not a virus/malware.

    Any help?
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,533   +332

    Have you tried removing it in safe mode?
     
  3. crimsonheis

    crimsonheis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I was able to delete ito nce.
    It just came back as My Pictures

    then back to My Pictures..
     
  4. crimsonheis

    crimsonheis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I went to safe mode and tried deleting it, no avail. I can only delete the My Picture folder it creates. but not the My Picture..
     
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 777   +57

    Sometimes files or folders w/ really long name will show up as "Some long name...", w/ 3 periods. When you click on the icon, it remains the same "My Pictures.." w/ 2 periods?
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,533   +332

  7. crimsonheis

    crimsonheis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 25

    OH IT WORKED! THANKS! hahaha
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,533   +332

  9. crimsonheis

    crimsonheis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 25

    yep. It worked out nicely. i just uninstalled it right after.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,533   +332

    Glad to hear it worked. Have a great weekend.
     
  11. crimsonheis

    crimsonheis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 25

    ohhh...
    I deleted My Pictures, but after I restarted, it just reappeared.

    Though I can delete it freely now, but it will just keep reappearing
     
  12. crimsonheis

    crimsonheis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 25

    hahaha. i just changed some registry thingies to change the default location of the My Pictures folder. its where it should be now ^^
     
  13. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 777   +57

    Cool, I was going to suggest using something like TwekaUI and change the location of the folder.
     

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