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Windows 7: Download folder is on Desktop and won't delete

13 Apr 2011   #1
larlar75

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Download folder is on Desktop and won't delete

My Downloads folder is on my desktop and I wan't to delete it but it's not a shortcut so if I delete it then anything inside will be deleted also... How do I get the folder off my desktop but without deleting the content inside? There's also a Downloads folder in my user name folder which is where it's supposed to be..


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13 Apr 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Larlar,

After backing up the contents of this folder to another location to be safe, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your My Downloads folder to remove it from your desktop and return it to the default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Apr 2011   #3
larlar75

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Larlar,

After backing up the contents of this folder to another location to be safe, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your My Downloads folder to remove it from your desktop and return it to the default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Haha! Worked like a charm! Thanks! +rep
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13 Apr 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

You're most welcome Larlar. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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21 Jun 2012   #5
SteReoZ

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

i have a download folder in my start menu thing and one on desktop is that duplicate ?? and if yes witch step should i follow in your link? plz help fast
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21 Jun 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello SteReoZ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would want to use OPTION TWO in the same tutorial below for this. To determine if the Downloads folder is a duplicate or not, you would need to right click on it, click on Properties, and see if you have a Locations tab or not. If not, then it's a duplicate.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jun 2012   #7
SteReoZ

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

it is a duplicate, but i dont get all the steps like im not that good with computers so i dont no half of what im doing..... even when im following the steps
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22 Jun 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Since you are unsure about the steps, do you have a friend that could help you with doing them?

Please post back with questions about any of the steps that you are unsure about, and I'll be happy to help until you are comfortable with them.
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22 Jun 2012   #9
SteReoZ

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

cool thx will keep u posted
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