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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

28 Jul 2012   #150
lambda1654

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Many thanks!


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28 Jul 2012   #151
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Lambda, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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14 Sep 2012   #152
Propama

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I just picked up Windows 7, and I initially tried to move “downloads” and “my documents” to another partition. Well, needless to say, I didn’t really pay attention or understand what was going on, and now in my user folder (by user folder I don’t mean C:/Users/Bryan but the Bryan folder you can access via the start menu) I have 2 download folders and 0 my documents folders. If I check C:/Users/Bryan there’s only one download folder.
Now, if I try to delete one of the download folders from Bryan they both go away, in addition to the copy that is on my other partition (G:/Downloads).
I assume I need to do option two, but before I start, let me clarify a few things. Should I delete all the download folders before I start option two or leave them, do option two, and then delete them afterward? Please clarify!

I know this isn’t a huge deal but I like things a certain way and Windows 7 is turning out to be a very strange/buggy OS. I understand the library thing, but why is C:/Users/Bryan different from the Bryan folder? Very strange indeed!
Thanks in advance!
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14 Sep 2012   #153
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Propama, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would first backup anything that you do not want to lose in those folders, delete them, and then see if using OPTION TWO on the affected user folders may be able to help.
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11 Nov 2012   #154
Roger 122

Win 8 64 bit / WinXp Dual boot
 
 

Hi,
Perhaps in the wrong Forum, but anyway will option 2 work with Windows 8? I've put My Documents into drive F: and now the Properties/ Location Tab has gone, so cannot move back to C:\Users............

Thanks
Roger
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11 Nov 2012   #155
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Roger, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, this tutorial will work in Windows 8 as well.


If you are just wanting to save HDD space, then you might consider this below to be able to access the files from your libraries with the files actually located where you like instead. This way you will not have to worry about any potential issues that come with moving user folder locations. Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Nov 2012   #156
Roger 122

Win 8 64 bit / WinXp Dual boot
 
 

Thanks for the informative answer Shawn.

I will use option 2 to get things straight. The alternative you suggest looks good, will certainly give that a go.

Thanks for your help
Roger
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11 Nov 2012   #157
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Roger. I hope it goes smoothly for you.
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20 Dec 2012   #158
Arron 88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Hope you can help me. In trying to restore My Documents folder I messed up and somehow created a linked folder that I can not access, see the screenshot below. Can you offer some suggestions to correct?

Thanks,
Arron

User Folders - Restore Default Location-capture.png


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20 Dec 2012   #159
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Arron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What process did you use to try and restore it with? It looks like you may have used a mklink command??

Does it grant you access after you click on Continue?
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