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Windows 7: Restore My Videos folder to user account

17 Apr 2010   #1
Fleishman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Restore My Videos folder to user account

OK I have lost 'My Videos' folder from within my user profile and I want to restore it.

I have searched and search and found ways to do many other things related to the user folders but none show how to get it back after its deleted.

Win 7 Home Premium x64

I lost it when I swapped in a new hdd and had to move where all my videos were. I had previously altered the location property to where they were stored. But when the new drive was added and the old one removed ... there was a drive change and the My Video link became white and had no editable properties.

So I guess i did this
1. Moved the location of My Video folder to Drive: F/Videos
2. Removed the Hdd with F:/My Videos
3. Added HDD with G:/My Videos
4. Now in my user folders i have no 'My Videos' folder

Is there a way to create a new folder in the user account ... and get it to have a location tab??


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17 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The very easiest would be to create a folder wherever you like and include it into the library (which I assume is still there).
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17 Apr 2010   #3
Fleishman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes .. there are workarounds but i really want the folder back in my user account ... ie so when i click my name in the start menu .. the My Videos folder appears there
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17 Apr 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the Forum,

You might want to see if this tutorial helps you with that,

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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17 Apr 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fleishman View Post
Yes .. there are workarounds but i really want the folder back in my user account ... ie so when i click my name in the start menu .. the My Videos folder appears there
When you click on Videos, your videos library with all it's folders will appear. So I do not see a problem there. But you can also try the link that derekimo has posted. That should do too - if you are lucky.
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18 Apr 2010   #6
Fleishman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Sorted it now.

Had used that link already Derekimo .... but tried again ... I manually went into regedit and set it to where i wanted it the video folder to be ...
Then Created a normal folder in c:\users\my account\ called Videos
Restarted pc - merged the registry restore file from the link in here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-location.html
Restarted pc again ... tada! ... My videos folder was back in my account. Was then able to edit the location as normal - thru the location tab in properties.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted out and back the way you wanted.
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18 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Fleishman, congratulations. I understand that you like things to be tidy and since you seem to be skillful, that is one way to go. I am more the pragmatic type who will go for the easiest solution. And since I reinstall my systems every 6 months (from an early image - not from the recovery partition or disk), things will come back to normal then. I guess everybody has their own preferences.
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