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    My Documents folder duplicated in My Pictures folder

    Windows 7 Explorer shows that I have a " My Documents" folder within "My Pictures" folder as well as a separate "My Documents" Folder. If I delete a sub-folder from the "My Documents" folder within "My Pictures"; it is automatically deleted from the separate "My Documents" folder. I do not want this duplicated folder in "My Pictures". Anybody know how I can get rid of the "My Documents" folder within "My Pictures" whilst retaining the separate "My Documents" folder please?

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    mpf,

    Sounds as if you're dealing with a reparse point; look in your libraries under documents, and see if the extra folder is listed there.

    Zig

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    MPF,

    You can use this PowerShell code to list your Reparse Points:
    Code:
    # PowerShell cmdlet to list the System files in the specified location.
    $i=0
    $GciFiles = Get-ChildItem "c:\Users\[YourUSERIDhere]" -force  | where {$_.attributes -match "ReparsePoint"}
    foreach ($file in $GciFiles) {$i++}
    $GciFiles |sort |ft name, attributes -auto
    Write-host "Number of files: " $i
    Note: You may want to change the location to: C:\Users\USERID\Documents\Pictures

    Sample Output:
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    Name                                                             Attributes
    ----                                                             ----------
    Application Data Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    Cookies          Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    Local Settings   Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    My Documents     Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    NetHood          Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    PrintHood        Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    Recent           Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    SendTo           Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    Start Menu       Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    Templates        Hidden, System, Directory, ReparsePoint, NotContentIndexed
    
    Number of files:  10
    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfrombe View Post
    Windows 7 Explorer shows that I have a " My Documents" folder within "My Pictures" folder as well as a separate "My Documents" Folder. If I delete a sub-folder from the "My Documents" folder within "My Pictures"; it is automatically deleted from the separate "My Documents" folder. I do not want this duplicated folder in "My Pictures". Anybody know how I can get rid of the "My Documents" folder within "My Pictures" whilst retaining the separate "My Documents" folder please?
    Start/Computer right-click "Documents" (in the left panel under "Libraries"). Click on any unwanted entry in "Library locations", then click the "Remove" button.
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    Thanks Zig and Coochin, but I don't believe it's a Libraries issue. I have already sorted the Libraries. I should have mentioned that I store all "My Documents/Pictures etc folders on a separate DATA hard drive. But I did move them using the facility in Windows 7.

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    Thanks Retired Geek. This answer seems to be way above my pay grade!

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