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Windows 7: Can't access my downloads folder or anything in it, HELP!

13 Jul 2012   #1
Alexo561

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't access my downloads folder or anything in it, HELP!

Everytime i try and click on my downloads folder this error message pops up



Help?


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13 Jul 2012   #2
whs
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What does it say under Properties > Shortcut tab > Target type
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14 Jul 2012   #3
Alexo561

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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14 Jul 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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That looks pretty corrupted. Try this: Right click on Favorites and see whether "Restore Favorites Link" does anything.
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14 Jul 2012   #5
Alexo561

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nope did nothing D:
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14 Jul 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go to C:\ > Users > Your Name > Downloads. That is where the real folder is - (in your picture you only have a shortcut).

Right click on the folder > Properties > General tab. Does this look like in my Picture?


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14 Jul 2012   #7
Alexo561

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah it does, but it's a new downloads fold. I first noticed all this when i tried to play some music on itunes, and yeah it can't play anything that was in the original downloads folder. So does this mean that it's all gone forever, or is there some way of getting it back?
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14 Jul 2012   #8
Alexo561

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This is what comes up when you find the original downloads file

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7704/97139602.png
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14 Jul 2012   #9
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As whs mentions, things do seem a little corrupt.

Can you revert the system to a prior restore point (before the issue appeared)?
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15 Jul 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Yeah it does, but it's a new downloads folder
Where did this new downloads folder come from.
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