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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

27 Apr 2010   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hau,

For the library issue, this can help show you how to restore the default libraries.

Libraries - Restore Default


If you move your user folders, then you can use the tutorial on the first page of this thread to "turn them back" to their default locations.


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27 Apr 2010   #21
Hau

Windows 7
 
 

thank you so much brink.
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27 Apr 2010   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Hau.
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02 May 2010   #23
eastendpar

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for this tutorial.
I am trying to restore my Download folder and when I get to the stage of running the elevated command " attrib +r -s -h %USERPROFILE%\Downloads /S /D" it come back with error "Parameter format not correct -"
Any suggestions?
Thank you.
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02 May 2010   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Eastendpar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Parameter format not correct -" error is always something not typed in correctly. You might copy and past the command instead to see if that may work better.

attrib +r -s -h %USERPROFILE%\Downloads /S /D

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 May 2010   #25
eastendpar

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Shawn
I have copied and pasted again (this time using the text in your reply) and got the same message again.
I am perplexed now!
Thanks.
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02 May 2010   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Strange. Since you alread did step 4 in OPTION TWO, go ahead and restart the computer a couple of times to see if the folder will show up afterwards.

If not, try the command again. If the command still does not work, then use the one below instead. Substitute user-name with your actual user folder name instead.

attrib +r -s -h "C:\Users\user-name\Downloads" /S /D
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23 May 2010   #27
bmacd

Window 7 64 professioinal
 
 

When Win 7 first came out I "crudely" moved "My Documents" several times. I once had an H: drive but deleted that somewhere along the line.

I am now trying to fix this by Option 2.
Before starting my registry shell folder looked like this with the H:\ path (Untitled)

I deleted a "My Documents" folder in the shell:UsersFilesFolder that did not have the Location tab on it and then did Restore_Default_My_Documents_Location.reg.
I did the elevated cmd prompt and steps 17 18 19 20 20 20 .
At the shell:UsersFilesFolder location I now have a "Documents" folder with a Location tab (Untilted 2)
And my shell folder shows "Documents" for my personal folder (Untitled 3)/

In some ways this makes sense because none of your listings in 17 and 19 is for "My Documents".

But where is MY DOCUMENTS??
Thanks

As an update to my previous post: One reason I needed to fix this was some programs complained about the missing H: during installation. An update to Adobe Reader9 was one such program which kept failing before.
However, I just did the update very smoothly. So maybe I am not in such a mess. I have "Documents" but no "My Documents". I guess I can use the location tab to direct it to my F: drive.
You're a smart guy if you can follow all these twists and turns!


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23 May 2010   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BMACD, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you can go to your C:\Users\(user-name) folder, and rename the Documents folder to My Documents instead. Next, check to make sure that it still has the Location tab in it's properties page.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 May 2010   #29
bmacd

Window 7 64 professioinal
 
 


That was simple!
I changed the name, it retained the location tab, I logged off and on and checked my registry and Personal is now showing "My Documents".
Thanks!
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