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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

17 Jul 2010   #50
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This may help:
  • Backup anything that you do not want to lose in the Music folder to another location to be safe.
  • Delete the misnamed Music folder, and any other instance of it.
  • Using all of OPTION TWO in the tutorial, verify that the Music folder has the correct default name and path in both registry locations. If it doesn't, then change it so that it is.
  • If you Music folder is restored, then copy your files back.



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17 Jul 2010   #51
VulcanSoulPatch

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

OK, will try it, though I might have to wait to do so. "Life" is happening in the middle of my computer crisis. Darn life!!!
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14 Aug 2010   #52
Caspid

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

I have duplicate Desktop folders. I've followed the instructions in the OP several times to no avail.

They are completely identical. Both have Location tabs and deleting one also deletes the other; recreating one recreates both. I'd prefer to leave them both deleted but then I'd get a "refers to location that is unavailable" error, and they reappear upon reboot.

Any suggestions?
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14 Aug 2010   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Caspid,

Have you already tried OPTION TWO in the tutorial for the Desktop folder to see if that may be able to restore it?
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14 Aug 2010   #54
Caspid

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Yes, I'd tried that.
I just noticed something though; entering shell:Personal opened up the Desktop instead of My Documents. I fixed My Documents using Option Two and one of the Desktop folders disappeared.

Thanks for the help!

By the way, do you know of a way to permanently delete or hide the Desktop, Favorites, and Searches folders from showing up in your user folder? I think this problem started with me trying to move Desktop into Documents.
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14 Aug 2010   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Caspid,

Moving them to another location (ex: another partition or drive) instead will then have them not show up in the C:\Users\(user-name) folder location. They will now show up to where you moved them.

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15 Aug 2010   #56
coolcul5

Windows 7
 
 

Please help!
when i open the elevated command prompt, and put in the code thing for downloads it says-
'0409' is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable command or batch file.......
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15 Aug 2010   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Coolcul, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is the Downloads folder at it's default location?

Just to also be sure, did you right click on the command prompt shortcut and clicked on "Run as adiministrator" to open it first before copying and pasting the command in it? Double check for any typos in the command as well.
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15 Aug 2010   #58
rkidd

win 7 pro x64
 
 

hi, i have a problem with My Music folder deleted. i've downloaded and merged the reg file and now the regedit shows the correct default location C:Users\...\Music. but when typing in the command prompt i get an error

File not found - C:Users\...\Music

typing the my music shell command and nothing happens.

i have rebooted several times and tried unsuccessfully to make the my music reappear.

can i be advised in where i am going wrong please
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15 Aug 2010   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello rkidd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition to the download, did you also do steps 18-21 to change the location at the other registry entry?
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