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Windows 7: Downloads folder not accessible

19 Dec 2014   #1
JDS626

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Downloads folder not accessible

Unable to access the "Downloads" folder under Favorites. Receive following message: C:\Users\JD\Downloads is not accessible. Access is denied.

I was able to access it yesterday, but not today. Have no idea what may have caused this. If I download something now it seems to go to: Libraries - Documents - Downloads.

Not sure why. I am able to use "properties" on the original Downloads folder under Favorites. A little worried, seems to indicate there is nothing in folder. There were files there.

Any ideas on how to fix? Thank you.


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19 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello JDS, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if your Downloads folder is still set at the default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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19 Dec 2014   #3
JDS626

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello JDS, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if your Downloads folder is still set at the default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
Using the Registry Editor, I was able to pull up the Edit String for Downloads and the Value name matched the Name in Registry located under OPTION TWO.
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19 Dec 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is it's path set properly for your "C:\Users\(user-name)" location?

What are you downloading from?

If IE, double check to make sure it's set to where you wanted.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location
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19 Dec 2014   #5
JDS626

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Is it's path set properly for your "C:\Users\(user-name)" location?

What are you downloading from?

If IE, double check to make sure it's set to where you wanted.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location
Still using Registry Editor, under 'Data' it shows "C:\Users\JD\Downloads." That looks correct. Not using IE. Using BitTorrent.
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20 Dec 2014   #6
JDS626

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Reading a much older strings that had similar issues, I ran "Default-Library-ms." I now have a "Downloads" folder with my items within it on my desktop. I moved my items just in case. I then used the, "5. To Restore the Default Downloads Folder Location" application. I now have access to my "Downloads" folder under "Favorites" with my files located within. I now have two "Downloads" folders, one on my desktop and another "Favorites" folder under "Favorites." May I simply delete the folder located on my desktop?
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20 Dec 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If it doesn't have a "Location" tab in it's properties page (right click -> Properties), then it's safe to delete.
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20 Dec 2014   #8
JDS626

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If it doesn't have a "Location" tab in it's properties page (right click -> Properties), then it's safe to delete.
Have not deleted yet. I may have spoken too soon. I downloaded a pdf attached to an old email as a test. I can now download, but it is going to the "Downloads" file under "My Documents." It should be going to the the "Downloads" file under "Favorites."

Not sure how to redirect downloads back to "Downloads" file under "Favorites?"
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20 Dec 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There should be no downloads folder in My Documents unless you created one there.

Also, add the downloads folder to right hand column on your start menu, much easier to get to it that way. Not to mention faster.

Also, run a system file check.

Run Command Prompt as admin (right click command prompt choose run as admin) type sfc /scannow hit enter, let it run. Post your results.
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20 Dec 2014   #10
JDS626

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There should be no downloads folder in My Documents unless you created one there.

Also, add the downloads folder to right hand column on your start menu, much easier to get to it that way. Not to mention faster.

Also, run a system file check.

Run Command Prompt as admin (right click command prompt choose run as admin) type sfc /scannow hit enter, let it run. Post your results.
I did not knowingly create a "Downloads" folder under "My Documents." Anyway, there is a "Downloads" folder under "Favorites." Downloads apparently are no longer being sent there. They are going to the "Downloads" folder under "My Documents." Is there a way to redirect downloads back to the correct folder location?

System scan: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
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