Deleting category from picture location


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Emrys Davies

I have Win. 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

How do I delete a category from Desktop background > picture location >
dropdown menu? I only mean ones which I have introduced myself via the
browse facility.
 
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Bob I

Select the entry, and you will see the path to the location. copy that
path and paste it into Windows Explorer address bar, and then you can go
up one level and delete the folder.
 
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Emrys Davies

I could see no relevance, but I tried it and it completely cleared the Start
window of all data and I could not see any way of replacing it other that
the Restore Point and that was successful. Back to square one.
 
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Emrys Davies

Bob, would you be more explicit. Select which entry? I see no path and it
is not for the want of trying.
 
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Emrys Davies

I honestly do not know what you mean so it is best that we leave it at that
unless you would care be more helpful like explaining what you mean by
selecting the category entry. I have tried everything in sight and there is
no response. Maybe you would like to walk me through this.
 
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Double Minus

This is a complete guess, but try:

Right-click the Taskbar -> Properties -> Start Menu -> clear both boxes
under Privacy

Let me know if it works!

- double minus


"Emrys Davies" wrote in message
I have Win. 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

How do I delete a category from Desktop background > picture location >
dropdown menu? I only mean ones which I have introduced myself via the
browse facility.
 
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Bob I

You said you want to delete one of the categories in the "dropdown". Why
can't you click on it, the category that it is you want to delete? When
you do that the directory path for that category will appear in the box
right above the images. Another method of finding the directory that is
the category is to right click on one of the images in the box and then
select properties, the "location" on the general tab contains the path.
 
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Emrys Davies

I agree entirely with what you are saying about images. I am sorry, but I
have misled you quite a bit in as much that I should have explained from the
beginning that I am referring to two empty folders which remain in Desktop
Background Picture Location after I deleted their image contents. The empty
folders, which as I said originally contained images, were imported to the
Desktop Background by me. They do no respond to any clicking and I cannot
find a reference to them anywhere, not even in 'regedit'. I cannot even
rename them unless I find a source, but hopefully you may be able to help
now that I have come clean.
 
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Bob I

Ok, since you removed the contents is more difficult to find location
directly, so pick one of the other categories and use the location from
that, the "empty" folders (categories of interest) will be adjacent to
the one you start in as they share the same parent directory. So paste
that location into Explorer, then move up one level in the directory
structure, and look there for the folder that you want to delete.
 
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Emrys Davies

As you suggested, I copied the location of another category and pasted it
into Explorer and it opened and displayed the photo. Then I looked to 'Move
up one level in the directory structure', but I was lost and would
appreciate guidance as to how I should progress from here. Incidentally,
this is the path I used: C:\Users\Emrys Davies\Pictures\Dog and Cats. It
contains image of a dog and three cats. One of the empty folders I want to
delete is named Dog and Cats folder.
 
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R. C. White

?Hi, Emrys.
this is the path I used: C:\Users\Emrys Davies\Pictures\Dog and Cats.
There are more than one way to move up in the directory tree. In Windows
Explorer - and in many other places in Win7 - the Address Bar displays the
"bread-crumb trail" that shows the full pathname to "You are Here". Just
click on any segment of that trail to go to that level in the tree.

For example, if you click on "\Pictures" in your example pathname, you
should switch to the directory for the Pictures subfolder. "Dogs and Cats"
should be one of the subfolders there. Right-click on "Dogs and Cats" and
select "Delete", then confirm that Yes, you really do want to move it to the
Recycle Bin (from where it will eventually be permanently deleted if you
don't change your mind and restore it before then).

Technically, we "delete" files and "remove" folders/directories. But
"delete" is the choice on the menu in Windows Explorer, so that's what we
use. And remember that "*\Pictures\Dogs and Cats" is not the same file as,
for example, "*\Documents\Dogs and Cats"; same filename but in a different
folder/directory.

Another way to "move up one level" in the tree is to simply press the
<Backspace> key. This works ALMOST everywhere in Windows.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-9/30/10)
Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922) in Win7 Ultimate x64
SP1 RC


"Emrys Davies" wrote in message
As you suggested, I copied the location of another category and pasted it
into Explorer and it opened and displayed the photo. Then I looked to 'Move
up one level in the directory structure', but I was lost and would
appreciate guidance as to how I should progress from here. Incidentally,
this is the path I used: C:\Users\Emrys Davies\Pictures\Dog and Cats. It
contains image of a dog and three cats. One of the empty folders I want to
delete is named Dog and Cats folder.
 
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Emrys Davies

Sorry, but I have not quite go this. In Picture Location I have a folder
named 'Dog and Cats' which contains an image which I want to keep. There is
also an empty folder in there named 'Dog and Cats folder' which I want to
delete, but which does not respond. I copied the 'Dog and Cats' path into
Search programs and files and when I opened it I got a picture of the dog
and cats with the caption webshots.bmp. In the Address Bar I have HP (C:)
Users > Emrys Davies > My Pictures > Dog and Cats. When I click on My
Pictures it opens in a folder which contains the image of the dog and cats.
I then r.c. it and delete it as suggested, but I achieved nothing except to
temporarily lose my photo. I clearly lost my way, but I am nearly there.
 
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Bob I

The "empty folder" that you want to remove is "listed in the dropdown"
because Security permissions are set on it so that WMPNetworkSvc has
Read permissions. If you R-click on the folder, and select Properties
and then the Security tab. You then need to Edit the permissions by
removing the WMPNetworkSvc entry. It might also be inherited permissions
so in that case you will need to disable the inheritance. The folder
itself will not be remocved, it will just not show up in the pulldown
anymore.
 
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Bob I

The "empty folder" that you want to remove is "listed in the dropdown"
because Security permissions are set on it so that WMPNetworkSvc has
Read permissions. If you R-click on the folder, and select Properties
and then the Security tab. You then need to Edit the permissions by
removing the WMPNetworkSvc entry. It might also be inherited permissions
so in that case you will need to disable the inheritance. The folder
itself will not be remocved, it will just not show up in the pulldown
anymore.
 
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Emrys Davies

I assume you mean the dropdown menu at Picture Location. Yes, it is listed
there but it responds to nothing. It is dead and does not even show up in
the Browse facility.
 
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Bob I

You have to r-click on the folder in Explorer.

I assume you mean the dropdown menu at Picture Location. Yes, it is
listed there but it responds to nothing. It is dead and does not even
show up in the Browse facility.
 
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Emrys Davies

The folder is not shown in Explorer, only in the Picture Location.
 
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Bob I

There should be a Folder of that name somewhere on the drive. Perhaps
Search for it and look in System and Hidden folder. You may need to make
them Show using Tools, Folder Options, View settings in Explorer first.
 

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