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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

09 Dec 2013   #190
Emma

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

THANK YOU, Brink!

I ran through Option 2 a second time and the folders are correct now. Phew...!

I got an error message when I shut down afterwards (something about not able to access memory or something - it flashed off too quickly), but I've shut down again, and didn't get it so I'm hoping it's alright.

Thank you very much for your help - and for providing all the great and detailed information on your site and forum; it's really helped me out as I'm new to windows 8.

Emma


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09 Dec 2013   #191
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Emma. I'm happy to hear it's working fine now.
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03 Jan 2014   #192
Greg Burke

Windows 8.1 pro
 
 

Thankyou very much for this article! I skim read the article and didn't at first realise that there were two similar folders in regedit called "Shell Folders" and "User Shell Folders". I just edited the registry for Shell Folders manually, rebooted, but of course that didn't work. Then I reread and changed User Shell Folders too, signed in and out of Windows 8.1 and problem solved! Thanks!
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30 Jan 2014   #193
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

ok im having an issue with CMD. when i type the final command into CMD, i get these errors:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Downloads" /S /D
Path not found - C:\Windows\system32\%Patrick%

C:\Windows\system32>attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Videos" /S /D
Path not found - C:\Windows\system32\%Patrick%

C:\Windows\system32>
I Put those folders there. but in the registry, everything is correct.... Help?


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30 Jan 2014   #194
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
ok im having an issue with CMD. when i type the final command into CMD, i get these errors:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Windows\system32>attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Downloads" /S /D
Path not found - C:\Windows\system32\%Patrick%
 
C:\Windows\system32>attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Videos" /S /D
Path not found - C:\Windows\system32\%Patrick%
 
C:\Windows\system32>
I Put those folders there. but in the registry, everything is correct.... Help?
Use the right commands!
User Folders - Restore Default Location step 25
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30 Jan 2014   #195
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
ok im having an issue with CMD. when i type the final command into CMD, i get these errors:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Windows\system32>attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Downloads" /S /D
Path not found - C:\Windows\system32\%Patrick%
 
C:\Windows\system32>attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Videos" /S /D
Path not found - C:\Windows\system32\%Patrick%
 
C:\Windows\system32>
I Put those folders there. but in the registry, everything is correct.... Help?
Use the right commands!
User Folders - Restore Default Location step 25

i copied and pasted. and the ones you posted still dont work. "path not found"
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30 Jan 2014   #196
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Ylou are in User Folders - Restore Default Location step 25 isn't it? If so, do exactly what is written there. If error.... post output
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30 Jan 2014   #197
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Ylou are in User Folders - Restore Default Location step 25 isn't it? If so, do exactly what is written there. If error.... post output
yes. thats what im trying to do. im trying to do step 25 and i get that error posted before.
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30 Jan 2014   #198
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Only errors I see is your post #196
why did you copy/paste attrib +r -s -h "%Patrick%\Downloads" /S /D
??? It's nowhere in tutorial. It looks like you aren't doing step 25 at all
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30 Jan 2014   #199
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

this is step 25:

Code:
25. In the elevated command prompt, Copy and Paste the command below exactly as is for the user folder icon that you want to restore to default, and press Enter. (see table below)
NOTE: This will set the user folder attributes back to default. You can Copy and Paste these to make it easier for you.
Windows 8 will not have the "My" in front of the user folder name anymore.

User Folder	Command
Contacts	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts" /S /D
Desktop	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" /S /D
My Documents	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" /S /D
Downloads	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" /S /D
Favorites	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" /S /D
Links	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Links" /S /D
My Music	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Music" /S /D
My Pictures	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures" /S /D
Saved Games	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games" /S /D
Screenshots (Windows 8/8.1)	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots" /S /D
Searches	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Searches" /S /D
SkyDrive (Windows 8.1)	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\SkyDrive" /S /D
My Videos	 attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Videos" /S /D


26. Close the elevated command prompt.

EDIT:

nvm i understand now. i thought i had to replace %USERPROFILE% with my user profile. so now we shall see how long it takes to come up...
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