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Windows 7: Issue with moving special folders

01 Sep 2011   #1
beginner99

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Issue with moving special folders

Hi all,

new win 7 install. Tried to move special folder from ssd to hdd.
Create a new folder on the hdd with the name of the profile. I then assumed when moving folder into it they will be automatically created
-> moved "downloads" folder first and selected that above folder without creating a "downloads" folder in that one and select that one. I realized something went wrong and wanted to move it back. On moving it back i made the same mistake, so the whole user profile folder is now the download folder and it is called "downloads" and not after the user name. However right-click does not work on that one. Can't change the path or move it.

Any ideas? Also tried in registry but with no success.


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01 Sep 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello beginner99

Firstly you can use this to put your user folders back in their default location - User Folders - Restore Default Location
Then follow the instructions here to successfully relocate your user folders to your other drive - User Folders - Change Default Location or possibly consider this if its a clean install - User Profile - Change Default Location

Danny
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