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Windows 7: Renamed C:\Windows

06 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
Renamed C:\Windows

In my user folder, I think I right-clicked the Favorites folder and changed the location to C:\ in an attempt to get rid of it. Now it seems my C:\Windows folder has renamed itself to Favorites.

I've tried following the How to Restore the Default Location of Windows 7 User Folders guide but it didn't work. Any help would be appreciated!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Remove desktop.ini from the folder (Favorite) and restart. see what that does.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64

Couldn't delete desktop.ini so I opened it, cleared everything, and saved.

Whaddya know, it worked! Thanks a lot!
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