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Windows 7: Unable to relocate Personal Data folders

27 Jan 2011   #1

Win7 Pro 64
Unable to relocate Personal Data folders

I was trying to relocate some of my personal data folders in my User Profile folder (My Music, My Videos, My Pictures). I right clicked on the folder, selected "Properties" and then selected the "Location" tab from the two rows of tabs. I set the location to my D drive (non-system drive). Clicked "Apply" and "OK". A My Music folder already existed on this drive. Got the prompts for "Do you want to move the files in this folder to the new location? (clicked Yes)" That worked for the My Music folder.
Then I tried My Pictures folder... same right click, Properties, Location. Set the path to my P drive where I had an already existing My Pictures folder. Got the same prompts for "Do you want to move the files in this folder to the new location? (clicked Yes)" Then I got a warning message that said "Unable to copy folder where one already exists (or some verbage similar to that)". So I tried it again. Nothing. Closed out of all folders and then reopened to try again. When I right clicked on My Pictures in my User Profile and selected properties, there was just a single row of tabs with no Location tab. There was no way to change the path of the folder. ??? Puzzling.
So I am looking for a way to repair the User Profile folder and reenable the Location tab on the folder properties.
Just did a clean install last night. Everything else is working smooth.
Looking for HELP!

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27 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

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27 Jan 2011   #3

Win7 Pro 64


At work therefore limited time to search.

Now I feel foolish for asking a question without properly searching.
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27 Jan 2011   #4


No reason to feel foolish. If people don't ask questions, other people like me that are sitting home all day wouldn't have anything to do to keep them (us) out of trouble.

Seriously, I do believe that any question can be answered by lots of folks that frequent this site. I've learned a lot from it.
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