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Windows 7: Personal Folders

11 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 
Personal Folders

I have relocated my personal folders from my C:drive(0s&Programs)to my D:drive(personal docs.)By creating new folders on my d:driver then going to my c:driver users folder & relocating them to my d:drive.Everything went fine.Now three days later when I go to open my personal folders on d:drive I have two peronslal folders of each music,pictures,docs,etc......Proporties for one folder is d:drive the other is c:drive for each.What should I do with the c:drive folders?Delete them,Move them back to c:drive?I am not sure what to do.I do not want to loose files on d:drive.Any help would be appreciated,Thank You

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11 Sep 2009   #2

 

How did you relocate them, using the personal folder properties dialog?
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11 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dont know how to fix it, but while waiting for someone who does, you could try to copy the contents of the c:drive folders to the d:drive so that you dont lose any data and then just try to delete them. Reboot and see if they are there again.
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11 Sep 2009   #4

 

MOve the folder contents, if any, to the desired location. Confirm that your shell folder assignment is still intact - check the properties of the offending folder; if it does not have the Location tab, it is safe to delete.

Something contained or called a reference to the original path and created the folder. A common occurrence. In all likelihood, that incoorrect reference has been corrected - and if not, it is in the settings/preferences of one of your apps that uses or creates content in the referenced folder.

Not a biggie.
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11 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
How did you relocate them, using the personal folder properties dialog?
Yes.I followed all of the personal folder properties dialog.
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11 Sep 2009   #6

 

Since you followed the correct procedure, then Antman is correct.

For Posterity's sake, do the Links Personal folder again - that should be the last one that you do as it updates the system link redirects to the proper places - and after that the only time you have duplicates is if you run a really old application that is hard coded to use C:\ for its shell folders.
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11 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Since you followed the correct procedure, then Antman is correct.

For Posterity's sake, do the Links Personal folder again - that should be the last one that you do as it updates the system link redirects to the proper places - and after that the only time you have duplicates is if you run a really old application that is hard coded to use C:\ for its shell folders.
All is well !Thanks to Antman & Johngalt!!!! Thank you guys for the help!
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11 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
MOve the folder contents, if any, to the desired location. Confirm that your shell folder assignment is still intact - check the properties of the offending folder; if it does not have the Location tab, it is safe to delete.

Something contained or called a reference to the original path and created the folder. A common occurrence. In all likelihood, that incoorrect reference has been corrected - and if not, it is in the settings/preferences of one of your apps that uses or creates content in the referenced folder.

Not a biggie.
Thank you Antman!!!All is well.
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