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Windows 7: "Properties - Location" Tab gone after TrueCrypt install

04 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
"Properties - Location" Tab gone after TrueCrypt install

Long story short:

I installed W7 and encrypted 3 partitions. I store data on one of these 3 (the biggest one) and thus I changed the Locations of my files to this partitions (like /users/junior/Downloads -> D:/Downloads). Problem is, I forgot that TrueCrypt mounts it's volumes with different letters each boot, and when I tried to open 'My Pictures' folder, it was empty. I then tried to change it's location to the (now favorited, with permanent letter) Data partition, but no "Location" tab is displayed.


* Open Start Menu; Go to my name right above "Documents" (Júnior).
* Click "Properties" on My Documents folder.
* There's no option to change it's Location.

Any help?



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04 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

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05 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

If you're comfortable with editing the registry, you can go to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
to change the path to point to the right folders.
See this screenshot for more detail

Note this information is from this thread: User Folders - Restore Default Location
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05 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thank you, madness, I'll keep it in mind if it haapen again :)
I formatted everything since yesterday.
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05 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

No problem, had a similar thing happen to me just a few weeks ago
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