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My Documents/Pictures/Video Location Change
I have a new laptop, a Dell Precision M4400. The first thing I did was a format and a clean install with Windows 7 Ultimate. So far, so good, and it certainly seems to be an improvement over XP.
Being an oldtimer, I like to partition the hard drive and put all of the data folders onto the D: drive. It makes it easy to backup, and lets me reload the operating system without losing information.
Windows 7 lets you change the location of the user folders My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos. I used that feature to move all to the D: drive.
Since then, in Windows Explorer there folders that were moved are shown as multiples of the D: drive.
In Computer > Local Disk C: > Users > My Account >
the folders are listed as below:
If, however, I click on my account shown under Desktop in the Explorer, the folders are:
It's not a big deal, but it does seem a bit odd. The location option no longer appears when I right-click the moved folders, so it seems that their existence as those default folders is no longer valid, or it isn't possible to restore them to their original location.
I thought of deleting my account, and creating a new one but that seems a bit extreme as all other functions are good. The registry does show the My Documents, etc. as all being the D: drive, but editing that to the original location does nothing.
As I say, it's certainly something I can live with, but if anyone has a suggestion, fire away.....
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|16 Nov 2009||#2|
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Hello Stephen, and welcome to Seven Forums.
It seems like the WARNING under step 9 in the tutorial below is what happened to you.
User Folders - Change Default Location
Backup the contents of these folder to be safe, restore the default user folder locations, and delete any user folder that does not have the "Location" tab in it's properties windows. Now repeat moving the default location for the user folders, be sure to use the tutorial above to not avoid the issue in the warning at step 9.
Hope this helps,
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