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Windows 7: Strange Drive Letter in each folder in Library


21 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Strange Drive Letter in each folder in Library

So not sure what the wife did, all I do know is she removed her folders of My Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos.

I have all the stuff backed up, but here is what I got so far.

I had some issues with restoring the folders, but I followed an instruction here in the tutorials on how to restore by re-installing Windows 7 (I have 64-bit pro). Now only two of the four folders are fixed. My Pictures and My Videos are still acting up.

If I right mouse click on the library and select properties, the only one that shows up is the public folder. If I click restore defaults, nothing. If I add the folder (they are in her profile) then it shows up. I save it and it is there. But it shows up as My Pictures (C. I tried renaming, but you cannot.

So how do I fix this? My Documents and My Music are fine though. It's just My Pictures and My Videos


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21 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AirPower4ever View Post
So not sure what the wife did, all I do know is she removed her folders of My Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos.

I have all the stuff backed up, but here is what I got so far.

I had some issues with restoring the folders, but I followed an instruction here in the tutorials on how to restore by re-installing Windows 7 (I have 64-bit pro). Now only two of the four folders are fixed. My Pictures and My Videos are still acting up.

If I right mouse click on the library and select properties, the only one that shows up is the public folder. If I click restore defaults, nothing. If I add the folder (they are in her profile) then it shows up. I save it and it is there. But it shows up as My Pictures (C. I tried renaming, but you cannot.

So how do I fix this? My Documents and My Music are fine though. It's just My Pictures and My Videos
Are you saying it shows up with the open parenthesis and a smiley face?
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21 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Are you saying you reinstalled windows and it`s not perfect ?
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21 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steve,

Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that all of her My Documents, Music, etc... folders in her C:\Users\(user-name) folder are still set to be at there default location, and restore any that are not.
User Folders - Restore Default Location
After they are all restored back to default, check to see if they are included in the libraries. If not, you could manually include them back.
Library - Include a Folder
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

@Sir George - no, it is suppose to be C: in parenthesis not a smiley. Must have mistaken my typing as a smiley.

@Addram - I hear you, tried re-installing windows 7, but in the end it did not fix the issue.

@Brink - I did try those, but no joy.
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21 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Steve,

Was it a "clean" install you tried?

What happened when you tried my suggestion above to restore the user folders?
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22 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

@Brink - Well I did the restore part of the tutorial. When that did not work I then tried what you mentioned and still no joy.

@houstonaccessco - Oh yes, I have back ups of just the data and I also have back up images. With 12TB, space is not an issue for me.

Thanks, but I just ended up wiping the drive and just doing a clean install again. Probably due any how. Everything is back up and running.
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22 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it all sorted, but sorry it took a clean install.
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