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Windows 7: I wanted to personalize my user folders and ran into a little problem

28 Feb 2012   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Qwertops, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to thoroughly restore the default locations of all of your user account's folders may help afterwards.

User Folders - Restore Default Location


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28 Feb 2012   #12
qwertops

windows vista
 
 

Thank you Brink. This might do the job. Does this work only on Windows 7? Im using Vista Ultimate 64bit.

Thanks
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28 Feb 2012   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For Vista, use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below instead since it's a bit different in Vista.
Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder - Vista Forums
For Vista related issues, you should post at our sister site Vista Forums instead for better help.
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28 Feb 2012   #14
qwertops

windows vista
 
 

I apologize, i realized i was on Seven forums right after i posted my thread. Ill report back, thanks.
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04 Mar 2012   #15
qwertops

windows vista
 
 

Mr. Brink i checked out your tutorial on restoring the users folder. After opening my registry and seeing your screenshot of the /User Shell Folders i found out what the problem might be.

As you can see on my screenshot below, the Value Data for my Value Name {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} is %USERPROFILE%. On your screen shot the Value Data for the same Value Name is %USERPROFILE%/Downloads.

my registry -



tutorial registry -


Do you think that this is causing the linkage between the two folders and would changing the Value Data to %USERPROFILE%/Downloads solve my problem?

Ok so i changed the Value Data to %USERPROFILE%/Downloads and my double folder "Dowload" disappeared from the Desktop\UserName folder. Great.
Now the only problem is, that the UserName folder under the C:\Users\ is not named correctly. It is named as Download and i cant rename it.

This is what my users folder looks like:
C:\Users\Default
C:\Users\Download
C:\Users\Public

The \Download - Appz should be named as my user name (C:\Users\UserNaMe). I suppose there is some way of editing the name in the registry?
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04 Mar 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Boris,

So far, so good. You might see if you may be able to change the C:\Users\Download - Appz folder name to C:\Users\boris using the tutorial below.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name
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04 Mar 2012   #17
qwertops

windows vista
 
 

I noticed that the path in the adress bar is actually correct. Since everything works okay I'm just going to leave it for now.

Thanks for all your help!
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04 Mar 2012   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Okey doke.
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