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Windows 7: Need to UNDO a "Folder:Properties:Location:Move" made in error

14 Jan 2015   #1
BusConsultBSI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Need to UNDO a "Folder:Properties:Location:Move" made in error

I am a novice that has run into trouble with Location “ move” tools Folder: Properties: Location: Move).I have tried Googling the issue, but I am not exactly sure what I have done.

I am rebuilding my laptop which has a medium size SSD and a 1Tb hard drive running Windows 7 Professional 64.I have much of my software installed to the SSD C:, some installed to a small partition on D: on the 1TB disk, and my files to a second partition on F: on the 1TB disk.

My Dropbox is in F, and I successfully used the “Location” tool to move my “Downloads” folder to F.
1.I went to move my Favorites folder with the location tool and fat-brained/fat fingered something and I found the individual elements (items and subfolders) of my Favorites folder in F without being part of the folder Favorites.
2.There was an option to return to the “default” which I assumed was like “Undo”.As usual it was a bad idea.My individual "Favorites" stayed on the F Drive, and copy of the F Drive appeared in my user folder.
3.I now have a “Local Disk F: ” in my User Folder on C:, but luckily it is not “taking up space” on C:.I cannot delete it or drag it.I also have my Favorites (items and subfolders) on F: with out a Favorites Folder.
4.One more unusual note…. In one view of my User folder I see “Local Disk F:”, but when I go through Windows: User: I do not see “Local Disk f:”See attached screenshot to see that circumstance and for additional illustration of my issue.I masked my actual user name to protect the ignorant (me).

I wish to:
1.Remove the “Local Disk F:” from my User Folder
2.Remove the individual elements of My Favorites from Local Disk F and place them back where they belong in the Favorites Folder.

Thanks in advance, and if the answer exists on this forum already I am not savvy enough to identify it.




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14 Jan 2015   #2
Kaktussoft

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Press "restore default". What happens with the location if you do that?
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15 Jan 2015   #3
BusConsultBSI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Press "restore default".

I did and nothing happens. However your question yields another clue that may help solve my issue. When I right click on the icon "Local Disk F: in the user folder it reveals that it is stored in C:\User\UserName\Favorites. Please see screen shot.


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15 Jan 2015   #4
Kaktussoft

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So it's the favorites thing you changes. Press "restore default" there and press OK (don't press MOVE!!)
What is in folder C:\users\<youraccount>\Favorites afterwards?
Rename "Local Disk (F)" as shown in your screenshot to "My Favorites"

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20 Jan 2015   #5
BusConsultBSI

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
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Thanks for the advice, it is all working now! I appreciate every ones' guidance.
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20 Jan 2015   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BusConsultBSI View Post
Thanks for the advice, it is all working now! I appreciate every ones' guidance.
But how exactly? Please post the final solution, so other members can use that procedure as well.
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20 Jan 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

BusConsultBSI any information on how you fixed your problem could help others. That is what we do here, help others and learn.
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