How come I cannot save pictures to the My Pictures folder after cleaning it out?

by on July 18, 2011

Q: After creating a CD, from My Pictures, I deleted the files in My Pictures, emptied the Recycle bin, defragged the system as I normally do and upon starting to save another set of pictures in My Pictures this machine has decided that’s not going to happen, I can not save any files to the file My Pictures.

How do I fix this?


4 Responses to “How come I cannot save pictures to the My Pictures folder after cleaning it out?”
  1.  

    What version of Windows are you running?

    Also what is the exact error message that you are receiving.

     
  2.  

    Windows XP

    I did not get any error messages.

    But I did find out that you can not save files with certain extensions, of which * was one of them.

    Thanks

    Jim

     
  3.  

    Your issue sounds strange and I think there might be something else at play here.

    Can you tell me more about your process of adding photos to the My Pictures folder?

    Are you just trying to drag and drop files already on your computer over to this folder (please try this if you haven’t already) or are you using a special program to unload photos from your camera and save them to this location?

     
  4.  
    Picked as best answer

    Mark

    It seems that you can not save a file with an * in the file extension.
    After fudging around with it for 2 days I finally got an notice that told me that.
    Working fine now.
    Thanks, and sorry for wasting your time.

    Jim