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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

25 Aug 2010   #70
nya

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello,

I have been trying to restore my "Links" folder for awhile now. I somehow managed to delete it, and I really miss having a collection of links easily accessible while browsing files.

I've tried method one and method two, and I am having no success. I've restarted several times.

What I get when I type shell:Links


Hitting enter brings up nothing. "open file location" brings up my User files, with no "Links" folder to be found.

I can't seem to figure out where I've gone wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-Trish


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25 Aug 2010   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nya, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already checked in the Recycle Bin to see if the Links folder may still be in there to restore it from?

In OPTION TWO of the tutorial, did you check the other registry location (step 18) to make sure it had the correct location as well. If so, then create a new folder named Links in your C:\Users\user-name folder and restart the computer a few times to see if it may help.


If none of the above still helps, then you could create a new administrator account and copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Aug 2010   #72
nya

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yay, creating the new folder and restarting seemed to work for me.

Thanks a bunch! I'm sure to be around these forums next time I've got an issue.
-Trish
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25 Aug 2010   #73
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Trish. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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26 Aug 2010   #74
southieguy

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

Sean:
Thanks. It did go smoothly. Step 1 worked for everything except for Downloads.
I used the 2nd method to fix that. However (there always seems to be a "however):
When I try to take a Windows Image now it still seems to think that it needs both my C:\ drive and my Data hard drives to run Windows, because it wont let me select my Data drive for the image.

I even relocated my page file from the separate Data drive back to the C:\drive, thinking that might be required on the Windows drive. (and rebooted)

I hope this is the right place to ask, but do you know what else I might have to do so that Windows can be imaged from my C:\ drive to my 2nd hard drive?

As always, thank you for all your help,
Dick
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26 Aug 2010   #75
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dick,

Here are some items to check that will hopefully help.
  • Double check to make sure that you still do not have the Data drive listed to also be used a page file.
  • Turn off system protection for the Data drive to see if that may be preventing it.
  • Double check to see if your Data drive status is listed as System or not in Disk Management. If it is, then please post a screenshot of this in Disk Management.
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26 Aug 2010   #76
southieguy

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

Sean:
First 2 steps checked out ok.
Here's the Disk Mgmt screen image.
The data drive (G:\) is marked as system.
I believe when my computer shop added this 2nd drive (G:\) they took the easy way out as far as setting it up. But, I know less about hardware than I do about software.
Can the "system" moniker be changed somehow?
Dick
User Folders - Restore Default Location-my_disk_mgmt.jpg


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26 Aug 2010   #77
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dick,

It's been a while since I had to change the system drive and I have construction going on today, so I can't think straight right now. I don't want to post a mistake because of this and have you not be able to boot, so you might post this in the "Installation and Setup" forum area to see how to change the system drive to your C: drive and to unmark the G: drive as the system drive.
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26 Aug 2010   #78
southieguy

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

Sean:
Thanks. I'll do that
Dick
ps,
May all that construction today be straight and true.
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26 Aug 2010   #79
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I sure hope so. Thank you.
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