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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

13 Feb 2012   #140
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ian,

Yes, you would want to do step 16 to set the hidden files/folders to not be displayed anymore. At least the Pictures folder is now no longer set to be hidden (grayed out).

What happens if you try and rename the Pictures folder to My Pictures?


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13 Feb 2012   #141
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Brink

OK. Just done step 16.

As for your question 'What happens if you try and rename the Pictures folder to My Pictures?'

You can see what has happened in the screen shot below!!!

Can I just say how much I appreciate your help, and sticking with this. I'm really glad I found this forum, and your expert advice has solved a small problem that may well have remained unresolved. It is no exaggeration to say that today, you are the 'Star' in the Lone Star State.

Best regards
Ian

P.S. What part of Texas are you from? Spent lots of time there, as well as Tennessee. 2 best US states.


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13 Feb 2012   #142
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I must admit that I'm not sure why it's not being restored for you.

As a last shot before doing something more drastic, delete the now renamed My Pictures folder, then try doing OPTION TWO in the tutorial on the first page of thread again step by step to see if maybe a mistake may have been made before.
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13 Feb 2012   #143
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think you need to read my post again, and view the screen shot.

It's back!

Or have I missed something.

Ian
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13 Feb 2012   #144
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, my bad. I misread or missed that somehow.

I'm in the north central Texas area near the Texas/Oklahoma border.
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14 Feb 2012   #145
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No Problem. it's easily done. Main thing is it came out right in the end.

Not sure if you're in the Pan-Handle, or area north of Dallas/FW? Spent plenty of time in Houston, where they really know how to have a good night out! Apart from that, been to San Antonio, Fort Stockton, Galveston, Sweetwater, Abilene, Austin as well as Dallas/FW. Spent many hours on the I10 and I20. Apart Texas, there is nowhere in the States I'd rather be than Tennessee, preferably paddling a canoe down the Ocoee river. Anyway, I digress.

Many thanks. Will be back soon for something else.

Ian
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14 Feb 2012   #146
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Ian. Take care.
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25 Feb 2012   #147
tekk

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
question

I followed the steps on this tutorial to change my profile to my D drive, and it worked great until my C drive failed and I had to get the computer taken in for repairs. Now I have a working C drive again, but windows was reinstalled. I now have the default user(user) folder on my C drive and my old user(tekk) folder on my D drive. Is there any way to make my old user(tekk) folder on my d drive the main user folder again, still keeping it on the D drive? and possible remove the new default user(user) folder?

I have read the steps of all the tutoirals but i'm not sure if they apply to my specific scenario, as i'm a pretty basic computer user. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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25 Feb 2012   #148
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can just redirect your new user folders to point to your folders on your D drive as you did before - User Folders - Change Default Location or the whole profile - User Profile - Change Default Location

I'm guessing you used one of these last time

Danny
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09 Apr 2012   #149
Keyoung59

Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm looking at to Fix a missing User Folder. My Music was deleted and I want to get it back so I can change the location

Nevermind I got it... Thanks
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