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Every picture gets a ".files"-folder

by frederic48 / July 31, 2010 10:09 PM PDT

Yeah, every pciture saved somwhere in the folder Pictures gets .files folder.
The .files folder has the same name as the picture but a .files after the usual .bmp, .jpg, .png, .whatever (every pciture file).
These folders contain the picture they're based on two times.

They name doesn't vary much.
vcm_s_kf_max160_160x91.jpg (160x91 varies [resolution])
vcm_s_kf_representative_640x365.jpg (640x365 varies [resolution])


I'm using Windows Vista on a Sony Computer.

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by Papa Echo / August 1, 2010 12:43 AM PDT

...what is the source of the pictures, [e.g.digicam, scanner...copied from a recording medium....] and what program are you using to open,view,edit etc. the pictires ?

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by frederic48 / August 1, 2010 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: OK....

Camarea, internet (found with google pictures, on image hosters or deviantart), screenshots, selfmade (Paint,, Photoshop Elements)
Modified with mainly (else GIMP, Adobe photoshop elements and Adobe photoshop cs 3 or 4, Photoscape and usual Paint).
I use the windows thing to view images. Nothing special...

I think I downloaded a few free gif/apng animation programs around the time this started...
Gif-X, Animated png Manager, Animated gif Creator (Animat and APNG Editor for firefox)

It only happens in the pictures folder...
Not on the desktop or anywhere else...

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Analysis Manager Settings Fix
by Silichip / January 5, 2014 1:21 AM PST

This is a common problem with most Sony computers and VAIO laptops and it's not windows system creating the duplicate (.files) folders but to do with analysis manager settings and need to uncheck the analyze music, photos & video settings then you can delete the extra folders that is just wasting space on your hard drive.

Just for those who don't know how to do it...
1. Go to windows start and type "analysis manager settings" in the search program & files box.
2. Click on VAIO Analysis Manager Settings and uncheck analyze photo, video & music setting.
3. Also disable all analysis manager uncheck preference learning function setting then press ok.

Good Luck!

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