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Windows 7: Odd question..."User" folder

29 Oct 2009   #1
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 
Odd question..."User" folder

Alrighty...I have a possibly unique problem. I know what I did wrong, just don't know how to remedy it, so here goes...

I have two internal hard drives. I was in the process of transferring my music, pictures and documents folders from "My Name" (folder) to the other hard drive via "Move" in "Location Properties." I ended up moving "Music" to D:\, without creating another folder/partition (??-not quite sure how that works). Anyway, now I have my D: drive showing up in "My Name" but do not want it there....but the computer thinks it's part of "My Name" because my music is there (though no longer, as I've removed all files and even formatted for good measure).

What can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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29 Oct 2009   #2
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

If you have system restore turned on, restoring to an earlier point in time before you made these changes might fix this back to the way it was. It's worth a try because it's very easy to try.

To use system restore, simply type "system restore" in start, search and hit enter, then select the most recent restore point before you made the changes you don't like, and click Ok and wait for it to do its thing which will involve a reboot.
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29 Oct 2009   #3
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
If you have system restore turned on, restoring to an earlier point in time before you made these changes might fix this back to the way it was. It's worth a try because it's very easy to try.
I was about to resort to that...I'm playing with some other things right now (and crossing my fingers!) but if that doesn't work my next step was restore....
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29 Oct 2009   #4
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Probably not the easiest fix, but it worked! Thanks for the help.
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29 Oct 2009   #5
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

System Restore?

Rgds
Rod
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29 Oct 2009   #6
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roddy View Post
System Restore?

Rgds
Rod
Yep, I meant System Restore resorted back to the original "My Name" folder setup. I would think there would be an easier way to do it, though...
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29 Oct 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm not sure it's clear what is going on here. When you move the location of a user folder via the location tab, the link under your username will take the name of the new folder in this case the D drive. Nothing was changed except where links to this folder should point and the name of the folder.

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You will notice that in the links under my username(Gary) there is no documents folder. This is because the documents folder has been moved to E:Scary Gary's via the location tab and the documents folder has taken the name of the new fold (or drive in this case). If you look at the bottom of the pic you will notice that there are no documents, music etc folders because they have all been moved via the location tab.

Hope this doesn't make things worse.

Gary


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29 Oct 2009   #8
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Here's how I see what happened, though I'm no expert...or even intermediate, for that matter!...

I moved my Music to "D:\" rather than to a folder in D, so "My Name" though "D" was now "My Music," and put a link to it in "My Name." However, when I moved everything back around, I couldn't get rid of D from the icon list. There weren't any options to delete or move it...
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29 Oct 2009   #9
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

System restore was the easiest way to quickly explain to you how to fix the problem. Glad it worked to fix the problem. If I helped you, please rep my post. Tia.
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29 Oct 2009   #10
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Just for future reference, if you had right clicked on the D: drive and selected properties/location tab(it has a location tab now because it is actually the music folder in disguise)/restore default, it would have returned things to normal. When it asks if you want to move the contents of the folder say no or it will move all your music to C:\Users\your username\music. No reboot required.

Gary
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