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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

30 Jan 2014   #200
Kaktussoft

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attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Links" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Music" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Searches" /S /D
attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Videos" /S /D


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for SkyDrive (Windows 8.1): attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\SkyDrive" /S /D
for Screenshots (Windows 8/8.1): attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots" /S /D


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30 Jan 2014   #201
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

it worked. thank you!
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30 Jan 2014   #202
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
it worked. thank you!
Next time read better! It's explained clearly in tutorial
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30 Jan 2014   #203
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news Patrick.

No worries. We all make mistakes.
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04 Apr 2014   #204
ander

Windows 7, of course
 
 

Wow, thanks for this. I accidentally dragged my My Documents folder to my desktop and suddenly had two of them—and if I deleted the desktop folder, the normal folder disappeared too.

So I restored both of them and followed your guide: I right-clicked the desktop (bogus) one, and clicked Properties; then on the Location tab, I clicked Restore Default... Fixed! Cheers, A.
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07 Apr 2014   #205
Szuhan

Windows 7 64
 
 

Hi Brink I am trying to do this as has everyone else but after I attempt to enter the attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" /S /D it simply states that "Documents is not found". I don't know how to work around this, I am running windows 7 64 bit. I followed every step above with care but still no avail. Please help
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07 Apr 2014   #206
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Szuhan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That means the Documents folder has not moved back to the default location yet.

Double check through the steps again to see if one may have been missed or a mistake made. If no issues, then restart the PC, then try atrrib command again.
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08 Apr 2014   #207
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I relocated My Documents and now I want to restore it to the default location.
I applied the registry fix to restore My Documents but it did not show up at the default location.
So, I tried option one but after the step 2 the displayed users folder do not include My Documents. Or the path to the location is c:\users\(My user name)folder.
Could anyone help?
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08 Apr 2014   #208
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Churin,

Did you do all the steps in OPTION TWO, and not just the .reg file?
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08 Apr 2014   #209
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I forgot to state what I could not do after applying the downloaded reg: The folder(My Documents) was missing so I attempted to create it but was not allowed becaused the dialogue stated that "My Documents" already exists. There is " My Documents" with arrow mark on it.

Edit:
I think I screwed up. I applied reg BEFORE I attempted Option 2 ,step 1.
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