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    Backed up photo files from previous OS installation problems

    Yes, many thanks. Part of my confusion was how to use code commands in the terminal, code commands period is not something I've seen before or at least had to use. The above instructions said to enter CTRL-ALT-T to bring up a terminal, what about the terminal that's already there in my task...
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    Backed up photo files from previous OS installation problems

    First, thanks for the help. Second, the above must have worked because I do now have access to my old picture library, just not the way I expected, which I guess I should expect with a different OS. Anyway it works and that's what matters. Here's proof, easy access upload from that file
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    Backed up photo files from previous OS installation problems

    I already have the (tar) file in pictures From what I gather, there is no getting around a tedious one at a time process transferring images into the regular pictures format, i.e. regular unobstructed icon views of my picture portfolio. If that's the case, may as well stick to my copy and...
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    Backed up photo files from previous OS installation problems

    Where do I enter these code commands?
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    Updates, ignore them?

    I did the sync but it didn't bring them back. I'm the last guy you want computer tech advice from, but If I got this right, too late for me, you need to back them up to save them when switching OS's.
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    Backed up photo files from previous OS installation problems

    Down loaded picture files from my previous windows 7 into Linux Mint, bumbling around I ended up creating a single file called Pictures.tar.gz. containing all my photos in my new LM picture file. Ideally I would have preferred the same format of seeing all the picture thumbnails laid out as...
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    Updates, ignore them?

    All's well that ends well. I did the updates 6 at a time starting at the bottom, got to around 50 and then just installed the rest of them. Guess what, for some reason my Email tabs on my Linux mint start page wouldn't load right. Got the usual headrush of panic these situations cause but...
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    Updates, ignore them?

    Yes on that. OK, I'll give the updates a shot, I think I'll do a few at a time and see what happens. Nothing more frustrating than everything humming along smoothly only to be fouled up by some not asked for updates. BTW, this switching out operating systems is the riskiest thing I've ever...
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    Updates, ignore them?

    I'm new as of yesterday and looking at 94 updates available. Everything seems to be working including my printer, don't want to mess things up. I too am here because of windows 7 no longer being supported, but I do remember early on with that that updates were causing problems so I stopped...
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    Should I install updates?

    I'm new as of yesterday and looking at 94 updates available. Everything seems to be working including my printer, don't want to mess things up. Looks like the updates caused Granny still unresolved problems. I too am here because of windows 7 no longer being supported, but I do remember early...
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