I've been really annoyed at the regenerating Searches and Favorites folders that always pop up under my user folder, and I saw on a site that one potential fix was to click under Location and move it to somewhere else.
So I figured I'd send Favorites to Temp. Simple enough. Out of sight, removed whenever I clear the temp folder, etc. Instead, it changes the name of the Favorites folder to Temp in my user folder, and sends Temp files there. - The complete opposite of what I expected it to do and what I wanted it to do.
Confused, I click to send Temp back to OS (C drive). Now, it replaces that, and I've got a duplicate OS under my user folder, as well as under Computer where it's supposed to be. It doesn't give me the option to delete it, it doesn't register as a shortcut, and if I try to move it somewhere, it says it can only create a shortcut, but doesn't remove it from the user folder. I would think logically that if I would click to move that so it's stored in Computer, it would either revert back to normal, or duplicate Computer into my user folder, or worse, tell me I can't without deleting the other C drive section...and if I click "restore default", the option it gives me is C:\Users\(username\Favorites...which I certainly don't want my OS (C
stuff being directed to.
I have no restore points to back my computer up and just revert back to what it was yesterday, and I certainly don't want to restore my computer back to factory settings and need to re-install dozens upon dozens of programs. It doesn't give me the option to Hide it, because after all, it's not just some folder, it's the C drive - and even so, I have my computer set to show all hidden objects anyway.
How in the world do I remove this duplicate as well as revert my Favorites/Temp folder back to just the empty stupid waste of space Favorites folder? I'm ok with keeping that ridiculous thing there if it means the other stuff will go back to what it was before I started screwing around with things. I just don't want to do anything that'll ruin my computer or wipe it or whatever.
Can anybody PLEASE help me?