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Windows 7: Unable to move desktop folder to another location

06 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Unable to move desktop folder to another location


I am having problems with moving the location of the desktop folder found in the users folder in my local drive where windows is stored to another partition. Everytime I finish moving the location of the folder to another separate partition, it reverts back to the default location upon restart.I don't know what seems to be the problem, or if there is some registry fix to this

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06 Sep 2010   #2


Welcome to the forum, Are you moving them by right clicking on the folder and choosing "location" enter new path, then click move, then apply?
Drag and Drop may not work when doing this.

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06 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

yep.. thats what i did...
It keeps on reverting back to the original path on restart even after i rename it through the location tab..
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09 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

having the same problem here does anyone have a fix?
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09 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

U can try to either take ownership of the files or they maybe used by a program that is opening when u trying to delete them or u can install unlocker and see if u can make something
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