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Windows 7: Lost my "My Documents" folder

12 Jun 2014   #1
City Builder

Windows Vista 64 bit and Windows 7
Lost my "My Documents" folder


My computer refused to boot into windows today, I tried safe mode but it kept sticking on something like ClassPNP.sys.

I read multiple forums and suggestions were anywhere from just pull the bios battery, to unplug your keyboard and a multitude of other things, one thing most agreed on was that there was a hardware problem someplace along the line.

So, I ended up unplugging all of my hard drives except primary C:\ and the computer booted right up as it should. I then plugged in all hard drives, one at a time and it continued to boot up but it did list one drive in Windows explorer and when trying to click on it, windows told me that it was either corrupt or inaccessible.

That used to be listed as my I:\ 1TB drive. and it held all the system folders such as My Documents, My Music, My Videos etc.

So, now my computer is back up and running but I no longer have a "movable" My Documents, or My Video, or My Music folders any longer as they were on the I drive.

I've reformatted the drive that somehow was corrupt or inaccessible and manually added the following folders:
My Documents
My Videos
My Music

Now, I need to know how to go about setting them so that they actually act as those folders.

How do I go about doing this?

Thank you,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello City Builder,

You might see if using Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to restore your user folders' default locations.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps for now,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Maybe this will help, User Folders - Restore Default Location.
Once you restore the default location you can try moving them to the new location. User Folders - Change Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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