Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Downloads" folder in the "Users" folder does not appear in Favorites

18 Sep 2012   #1
r cam

windows 7
 
 
Downloads" folder in the "Users" folder does not appear in Favorites

Hi, I'm using Windows 7 Home

I changed the location of my "Downloads" folder in Favorites to my "Dropbox" folder also located in Favorites

When I click on "restore favorite links" I get a new folder called "Downloads" except the target is "My Pictures" (you can see the picture icon in the downloads folder)

I've looked inside my "Dropbox" folder for the "Downloads" folder but its not there

Is there a settinng for "restore favorite links" so I get the downloads folder and not the picture folder?

ps. the "Downloads" folder under my user name in the "Users" folder does not appear in my "Favorites" when I click on "restore favorite links" and instead "My Pictures" shows up there buts its named "Downloads"

Thanks a Million !






Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Sep 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello r cam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default folders and their default locations.
User Folders - Restore Default Location
You might consider this below instead to be able to access the files from your libraries with the files actually located where you like. This way you will not have to worry about any potential issues, as you found out the hard way, that could happen when moving user folder locations. Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2012   #3
r cam

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Shawn!

It was a long few steps but I think it worked!

The icon for the "Downloads" folder actually shows the "download arrow" in the folder now (and not the "My Pictures" icon)

Ron
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Sep 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Ron. I'm happy to hear it's back in working order.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Downloads" folder in the "Users" folder does not appear in Favorites




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
missing "my pictures" folder in users, folder renamed itself
I have such a mess going I am making another post to avoid confusion ( mostly in me ) I will try to explain. I have a ssd for the os and then a hd for "D" storage, Lets say my user name is "Harry" and I wanted to move some user/harry folders to the "D" drive, I wanted to place the moved...
General Discussion
"Downloads" folder takes minutes to load in Windows Explorer
I am having trouble just viewing the "Downloads" folder in Windows Explorer It used to just be a periodic thing, now it takes literally 2-5 minutes to load this folder! (I cannot even sort it while it is loading!) I noticed in Resource Monitor that "MsMpEng.exe" (Microsoft Security Essentials)...
General Discussion
Hide "Searches" and "Favorites" folder
I made a similar thread about this named "How to hide the favorites folder?" and they got confused and thought I was talking about the favorites category, when I was not. I was talking about the favorites folder in the User folder. Now I'm making this thread more in-depth so people don't once...
Customization
Users Folder displays double "Downloads" Folder.
Hello guys, I have a rather strange problem. Lately I've been seing that I have a double refference of my "Downloads" folder in my user folder. You can see that effect on my attached picture: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=207774&stc=1&d=1334757314 They appear double...
Customization
Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder
No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason? What's the deal? Thanks. This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.
General Discussion
ROBOCOPY and not existing folder "c:\Users\"MyUser"\Doc
Hello Fellow 7 users, I have just switched OS to Windows 7, and i am impressed so far. I want to backup my data on an external harddrive. I would like to use the function ROBOCOPY in the command windows because then i don't have to third party program running all the time. But the copying...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App