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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

24 May 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome BMACD.


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20 Jun 2010   #31
WFO

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

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 %USERPROFILE%\Pictures /S /D

When I copy and paste, I get a "parameter not correct" error message in "elevated command prompt.". When I substitute the actual administrator user-name I get the same. If I type the user-name without spaces, I get "file path not found."

I'm trying to restore "My Pictures in 7 x64." Are there manual registry hacks I can make? I don't care how involved it is. All the current steps aren't working. TIA.
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20 Jun 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello WFO, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you download and mege the "My Pictures" REG file before using that command? The REG file will restore the default location in the registry as shown in the NOTE box under OPTION TWO.

If you didn't then that is why you got the error since the path in the command doesn't exist until after you merge the REG file.

Hope this may help for now,
Shawn
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21 Jun 2010   #33
WFO

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello WFO, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you download and mege the "My Pictures" REG file before using that command? The REG file will restore the default location in the registry as shown in the NOTE box under OPTION TWO.

If you didn't then that is why you got the error since the path in the command doesn't exist until after you merge the REG file.

Hope this may help for now,
Shawn
Hi Brink:

Yep. I downloaded the file, extracted it to my desktop and merged as instructed. I also deleted the manually created "My Pictures" folder that didn't have a location tab. Rebooting multiple times hasn't helped either. Any chance you can post what the reg edits are so I can manually edit the reg if the entries are wrong? Thanks for helping.
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21 Jun 2010   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can right click on the downloaded REG file and click on Edit to see what they are.

In addition, double check the registry location below to make sure that it also has the correct full C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures path for My Pictures.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
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21 Jun 2010   #35
WFO

Win 7 x64
 
 

Hi Brink:

Despite using the reg file downloaded from your site. When I went to the registry location you suggested, it still says G:\My Pictures. Should I just edit that to the default C location?

Edit: Never mind. I created a folder named "Pictures" in the default location, opened the folder and copied the location from the address bar so I would not miss-type my regedit. I opened regedit and went to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

I double clicked "My Pictures" and pasted the location of the new folder. On reboot, the new folder had the location tab. Problem solved and I didn't have to run the recommended command in the elevated cmd. Much simpler. Sorry about the "bold" in this paragraph. I was too lazy to change it back after the paste. Thanks for the help!
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21 Jun 2010   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

WFO,

At the User Shell Folders registry location, yes you sure can edit it to be exactly how it looks in the screenshot in the NOTE box under OPTION TWO if you like to see how that works for you instead. This is what the REG file changes it to.

Sometimes it will take a few restarts for it to be applied though. Did you also double check the registry entry at the Shell Folders location to see if it's how I posted above?
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21 Jun 2010   #37
WFO

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
WFO,

At the User Shell Folders registry location, yes you sure can edit it to be exactly how it looks in the screenshot in the NOTE box under OPTION TWO if you like to see how that works for you instead. This is what the REG file changes it to.

Sometimes it will take a few restarts for it to be applied though. Did you also double check the registry entry at the Shell Folders location to see if it's how I posted above?
I was editing while you were posting. See edit above. Problem solved. Thanks again.
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21 Jun 2010   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, that's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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28 Jun 2010   #39
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

I moved my My Documents from C;|users to e: drive I am trying to move it back to default c:\users but each time I try to do this it fails. I cant create a new folder called my documents either as it says one exists though its not seen. I tried to unhidden all and it still doesn't show a folder so im stuck
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