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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

14 Oct 2013   #180
knight202

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey Windows 7 Forum!

I read over this tutorial as im having a big issue. I went to move the my documents folder to my a drive. Anyways, if you look at "option 1" in the original post, then scroll to #7. Instead of clicking 'yes' to move all folders and files i accidently clicked no as i needed to backout and change something before moving. my files that i create now save to my a drive as they should because that is where i pointed my documents to be, but now i have the my documents folder still stick on my c drive. is there any way i can get the my documents folder from my c drive moved physically over to my a drive as that was my original intent before i messed up

Cheers
Chris,


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14 Oct 2013   #181
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chris, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the Documents folder at the new location has a "Location" tab in it's properties page, then you could just copy the contents from the original old Documents folder into the new moved Documents folder.

Afterwards, you could delete or hide the old Documents folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Oct 2013   #182
knight202

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ahh there is nothing in my new location, due to the fact that when i went to change the location i set it to A:/ and had no folder to put it in, but at the time i didnt realize that it would carry all my folders over, so i went to cancel out but hit no, which was the no to move folders to the new location..
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14 Oct 2013   #183
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries. Start over with OPTION TWO to restore your Documents folder. Afterwards, you could move it to where you like again if wanted. Just be sure to back up the contents to another location to be safe.
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14 Oct 2013   #184
knight202

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

That worked, i did option two and then pointed my documents back to a:\ using the location tab, i was hoping it would bring the 'my documents' folder over but it just brought all the contents of my document folder over to a:\ but looks like it will work out ok
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14 Oct 2013   #185
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good to hear Chris.
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04 Dec 2013   #186
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Saved Games attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games" /S /D
Screenshots (Windows 8) "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots" /S /D

You forgot "attrib +r -s -h " in Screenshots line
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04 Dec 2013   #187
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oops. Thank you Ron. Corrected.
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09 Dec 2013   #188
Emma

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hello! I hope you can help before I get in more of a mess!

I was moving the documents folder to my D:\ partition, but forgot to set up the temp documents folder first. I ended up with the documents folder being the D:\ partition.

I couldn't make a new document folder, as windows says it already exists.

I tried to follow Option 2, changed the registry entry for the Personal value and re-booted twice.

1. I now have a Documents folder with correct icon - but with no location tab - in my user-name folder location.
2. The Personal value name in the registry has the correct value data now (it was linked to D: previously).
3. I still have an entry for (D: ) in my user-name folder entries (can't delete).
4. Under This PC I have an entry for D:\ with the Documents icon (can't delete).

I'm obviously in a bit of a mess and would appreciate some help in removing the two entries for D: where it should be a link to documents and also how to correct the new Document folder without the location tab I got through Option 2.

Sorry I've not explained this well!

Thank you.

Emma
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09 Dec 2013   #189
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emma View Post
Hello! I hope you can help before I get in more of a mess!

I was moving the documents folder to my D:\ partition, but forgot to set up the temp documents folder first. I ended up with the documents folder being the D:\ partition.

I couldn't make a new document folder, as windows says it already exists.

I tried to follow Option 2, changed the registry entry for the Personal value and re-booted twice.

1. I now have a Documents folder with correct icon - but with no location tab - in my user-name folder location.
2. The Personal value name in the registry has the correct value data now (it was linked to D: previously).
3. I still have an entry for (D: ) in my user-name folder entries (can't delete).
4. Under This PC I have an entry for D:\ with the Documents icon (can't delete).

I'm obviously in a bit of a mess and would appreciate some help in removing the two entries for D: where it should be a link to documents and also how to correct the new Document folder without the location tab I got through Option 2.

Sorry I've not explained this well!

Thank you.

Emma


Hello Emma, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to fully do OPTION TWO to restore the default C location after restarting the computer.
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