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How rename system-folders (so that they stay renamed)?

  1. #1

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    How rename system-folders (so that they stay renamed)?

    Let's say I would like to have one place with only the following folders:


    If I click on my username I get folders for My Photos, My Music etc... I would like to rename those folders so that they -stay- renamed.
    When I renamed the 'Downloads'-folder to 'Temp' it stayed renamed for about 30 minutes and then for some reason it switched its name back to 'Downloads'.

    Another thing:
    As stated above i would like to have -only- the folders of my choosing within the "Username"-folder. But then what can I do about the 'AppData'-folder which is also within the 'Username'-folder?

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    One way around it is to create a new folder and then just change your Libraries so they all point to that one folder. AppData is a hidden folder so just uncheck the box for showing hidden files or ignore it. Messing around with that folder is likely to hose your system.
    Library - Create New Library in Windows 8
    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8
    Library - Remove Folder from in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    It is best not to rename system provided folders. Nothing but pain awaits you on that road.
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