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Windows 7: Help, my new disk replaced my downloads folder?

14 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Help, my new disk replaced my downloads folder?

So I bought 2TB HDD for week ago, didn't use it but thought I'd sort all folders today

Anyways, something is very messed up


Double disk locations

(neither of them shortcuts)


No download folder (shown in first pic)

Basically I were going to try store download stuff on my new larger disk (done before, worked), had an error this time and it didn't work. I still got the files left from the download folder, however the download folder is now just a "normal" folder left now, and is not registered as the actual download folder, as the special icon for the folder is gone, and when I download stuff it just stores in the main E (new disk) folder


Anyways, I think I understand what is going on, the E disk pretends to be the download disk, which explains both problems, however how do I solve this?

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14 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Fixed issue one, however I still don't got a download folder and now my files get saved in "D:\Library files\Documents\Downloads" ....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


Follow the steps in User Folders - Change Default Location to move the default User folder.

You may need to first User Folders - Restore Default Location.

Note that you'll not be able to use Win7 backup imaging without it now deeming the new HD a System drive since it has a System folder on it. But you can get around this by using another imaging app, or instead just copying the Downloads folder there, rightclicking to add it to Library, setting it as the Default Download location for that folder.

That Ploxcake folder looks wrong. How did it get there? Is it your User account folder?
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