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Windows 7: Strange issue when adding a folder to a library

29 May 2013   #11
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Unfortunately, that did not work either. I did notice one thing and I don't know if this makes a difference or not. I checked the Properties of the folder "My Documents" and it has the following tabs: General, Sharing, Security, Location, Previous Versions & Customize while "My Music", "My Software" & "My Playlists" only have the tabs: General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions & Customize. It seems "Location is missing from the other 3 folders. Would that make any kind of difference?


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29 May 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That shouldn't make any difference for the drive letter being displayed with the folder name, but the folders, it opened directly from within your "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder location, should have a "Location" tab.

When they don't, then something is wrong with them, and OPTION TWO in thetutorial below should be used to restore all of their default locations.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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29 May 2013   #13
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Ok, I'm not sure if this is correct but I clicked on the "Choose what you want to share, and view the homegroup password" and then unchecked everything and went on through the options. After I did this, the My Music, My Documents, My Videos & My Pictures libraries and folders all now have a Location tab and the (C is gone; however, I still cannot add a custom library and a folder to it without it adding the (C to the end of it. Also, when I went back to check the homegroup settings again, all the files were checked again. Not sure what I did but I think we're on right track.
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29 May 2013   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. As a test, create a new administrator account, and see how this works while logged in to it.
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29 May 2013   #15
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

Ok, very strange, I created an Admin account and created a new library and a blank folder. Again, when I went to add the folder to the newly created library, it added the C: to the end of it. {going to stop putting () around it so the emoticons will stop}.
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29 May 2013   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I must admit that I'm not sure why it keeps adding a drive letter to a folder like that unless you leave the homegroup shares unchecked.

If you have a restore point available that is dated before this started, you might see if doing a system restore with the restore point may help.
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29 May 2013   #17
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

That's just it, I had to reformat my drive and reinstall XP and then upgrade to 7 and reinstall all my software and then restore all my data from CrashPlan so I really don't have a restore point to work with. Tell me more about the Homegroup stuff. How exactly should that be set. Maybe I have something set wrong there that's doing this. Any other help would be greatly appreciated!
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29 May 2013   #18
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

That's funny when I tried to add the "Playlists" folder to the "My Documents" library it gave me some message like "Do you want to share this folder?" I think I have something setup wrong with my Homegroup & Sharing. I don't want to share anything and want to have it all turned off. Can you advise or does this add any additional light?
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29 May 2013   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since you are not part of a homegroup and do not wish to share any files, you could just leave all the homegroup sharing settings unchecked, and answer No to any "Do you want to share this folder?" questions since you do not have this issue when doing this.
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29 May 2013   #20
jpherring

Windows 7 Home Edition 32bit
 
 

My Homegroups settings says I'm part of the Homegroup. Should I perhaps select the option "Leave the Homegroup"?
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