Adding "Picture Tasks" to new drive


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BEK

I installed a new data hard drive to store photo and video files and moved
some of both to the new drive. On the left side of the window in the blue
area, WinXP automatically added a section titled "Video Tasks". Is there a
way to also add a section to the blue area entitled "Picture Tasks"? I have
that feature in my "My Pictures" folder but it would be handy to have it on
the data drive as well.

Thanks for any help you can give!
BEK
 
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Kathleen Dunbar [MSFT]

No there is not a way to add both "folder type" specific tasks. You can
have either Pictures Tasks or Video tasks.
If you want to change this folder from Video tasks to Pictures tasks you can
use the Customize option in the folder properties.

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BEK

Kathleen Dunbar said:
No there is not a way to add both "folder type" specific tasks. You can
have either Pictures Tasks or Video tasks.
If you want to change this folder from Video tasks to Pictures tasks you can
use the Customize option in the folder properties.

Thank you for your help Kathleen! Unfortunately I've searched high and low
and have not found where I might switch Video Tasks to Picture Tasks. I'm
assuming you mean to use Customize from within the hard drive folder?
I tried right clicking on the Folders icon, went to Customize and found
nothing. Also tried Tools>Folder Options and found nothing there either.
Can't right click on the Video Tasks menu on the left side of Drive file
window.
Looked all over Control Panel and did a search in Help and Support. So far
nothing. Would you be kind enough to direct me to the correct location?

Thanks, BEK
 
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John Inzer

BEK said:
Thank you for your help Kathleen! Unfortunately I've
searched high and low and have not found where I might
switch Video Tasks to Picture Tasks. I'm assuming you
mean to use Customize from within the hard drive folder?
I tried right clicking on the Folders icon, went to
Customize and found nothing. Also tried Tools>Folder
Options and found nothing there either. Can't right click
on the Video Tasks menu on the left side of Drive file
window.
Looked all over Control Panel and did a search in Help
and Support. So far nothing. Would you be kind enough
to direct me to the correct location?

Thanks, BEK
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Right click the *Folder* in question....

From the menu...choose...Properties / Customize tab...

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BEK

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Right click the *Folder* in question....

From the menu...choose...Properties / Customize tab...

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Thanks John but your directions do not work for me. I suspect that a drive
is not the same as a folder??? I'm trying to change Video Tasks to Picture
Tasks on my (data only) F: drive.
 
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John Inzer

BEK said:
Thanks John but your directions do not work for me. I
suspect that a drive is not the same as a folder??? I'm
trying to change Video Tasks to Picture Tasks on my (data
only) F: drive.
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Forget about the Drive....we are talking about
Customizing a *Folder*...

You know...like...My Documents / My Pictures /
Uncle Harry's Birthday Party / Etc...

Right click the ***Folder*** in question...

And I mean...Right Click the *Folder* when it is
not open...just right click the icon that looks like
a yellow manilla *Folder*.

From the menu...choose...Properties / Customize
tab...Open the drop window and choose the kind
of *Folder* you want.

Come on now...it's not that complicated.
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BEK

Forget about the Drive....we are talking about
Customizing a *Folder*...

You know...like...My Documents / My Pictures /
Uncle Harry's Birthday Party / Etc...

Right click the ***Folder*** in question...

And I mean...Right Click the *Folder* when it is
not open...just right click the icon that looks like
a yellow manilla *Folder*.

From the menu...choose...Properties / Customize
tab...Open the drop window and choose the kind
of *Folder* you want.

Come on now...it's not that complicated.
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John Inzer
Picture It! MVP
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I'm not ignorant....can't you read? I am not trying to do this on a folder,
I'm trying to do it on a DRIVE!!!!
I have described what I see the best I can....click on F: drive icon (NOT A
FOLDER ICON), window showing drive contents (4200 photo files) with Blue
column on Left side of window. "Video Tasks" is at the top of the list in
blue column. I want to change Video Tasks to Picture Tasks.....my files are
NOT Video....they are Pictures!!! Can this get any clearer????? If you
can't help me just say so.

Thanks. BEK
 
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John Inzer

BEK said:
I'm not ignorant....can't you read? I am not trying to
do this on a folder, I'm trying to do it on a DRIVE!!!!
I have described what I see the best I can....click on F:
drive icon (NOT A FOLDER ICON), window showing drive
contents (4200 photo files) with Blue column on Left side
of window. "Video Tasks" is at the top of the list in
blue column. I want to change Video Tasks to Picture
Tasks.....my files are NOT Video....they are Pictures!!!
Can this get any clearer????? If you can't help me just
say so.

Thanks. BEK
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No I can't read....I just post messages and hope that
they match up with the questions.

Are you saying you have a hard drive with nothing
on it but 4200 image files? No folders?

I'm thinking if you see "Video Tasks" at the top of
the left pane....you are in a *Folder*. Close the *Folder*
and right click it...and follow the previous instructions.

If you were only accessing a *Hard Drive* the left pane
should say: "File and Folder Tasks".

You'll figure it out.

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John Inzer
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Hank Wirtz

I think that some of the incredulity you're encountering is due to the fact
that in the root of a drive, the only thing you're supposed to see in the
tasks pane is "File & Folder Tasks." Since there shouldn't EVER be "Video
Tasks" when in the root, I think those replying are assuming that you're not
in the root, as you claim to be.

So short answer: can you edit the tasks pane for the root of the drive? No.
If you have "Video Tasks," then, well, that's a good trick.

I hope I understand what you're saying correctly. If not, simmer down. The
MVPs are here to help. Don't be a jerk to them.

-Hank
 
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BEK

Yes Hank, you do understand exactly what I am saying and I REALLY do, in
fact, have Video Tasks in the tasks pane of the root of F: If that is
unheard of then, so be it. I appreciate your simple answer to my question,
and, the fact that you did not assume I was an idiot although the "simmer
down" suggestion is somewhat insulting.

You did however, assume that I am a jerk. I am not. I do appreciate MVPs
and from time to time have asked for help. And I realize that they get a
lot of really dumb questions. They shouldn't assume ignorance just because
the question is new or unusual.

BEK
 
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Yves Alarie

Navigate to the folder you want Picture Tasks to show.
Right click on the name of the folder.
Click on Properties on the opening menu.
A window will open. Click on the Customize tab.
Change Videos to Pictures.
 
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Hey guys im also having similar problem i recently formatted and reinstalled win xp. After finishing installation when i went in to the root of D: drive left Side Pane Shows Picture Tasks also i ude this drive to store all my pics and snaps and in K: drive which i use to store mostly movies & videos there it show Video Tasks in the Left Side Pane.

I read through previous posts and all give answer to change a folder not a drive. I have never seen this ever happening in xp until today :confused:, have attached a pic to show wat da problem actually is

Please tell me how do i change it back to the default way the root normaly appears in win xp

Thanks in advance :thumb:

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it's an 8 year old thread!!:eek::rolleyes::wave:
start a new thread & you might, just might get more help!
 
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