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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

08 Apr 2014   #230
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Location tab is missing from the Properties as shown below. Please note that this relocation did not go correctly because Outlook is unable to access to this relocated My Document. Maybe restoring My Document in this situation can not be done.




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08 Apr 2014   #231
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. What do you have set for the path in both registry locations in OPTION TWO for the Documents folder?

We'll get there eventually, so don't worry.
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08 Apr 2014   #232
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

One is C:\Users\(My name)\My Documents
And which one is for another other than My Documents? You indicate "both registry locations".
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08 Apr 2014   #233
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That path should have "Documents" instead of "My Documents".


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
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08 Apr 2014   #234
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

User Shell Folders includes %USERPROFILE%\My Documents
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08 Apr 2014   #235
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I have decided to restore the system from its backup.
Thank you very much for trying to help me anyway.
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08 Apr 2014   #236
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm pretty sure these locations was the problem. Both should have had "Documents" instead of "My Documents" in the path. This is why the folder did not have the proper icon or Locations tab.
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09 Apr 2014   #237
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I will make note of it for my future reference.
Thank you again.
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09 Apr 2014   #238
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Churin.
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09 Apr 2014   #239
Shellcool

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dude, you are seriously amazing.

I needed the location tab on the desktop folder replacing
This bit:
"f you have any duplicate user folders, or user folders that do not have a Location properties tab (Option One), then you will need to:
Backup only the folder's contents to another location to be safe.
Now proceed with the steps below"

I accidentally didn't merge the folders or something and it made my desktop go all glit
had messed something up super bad cause this is a new windows install on my first ever SSD !

also "most valuable professional" pfftt should be "most awesome life saving valuable professional of awesomeness in the universe"
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