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Accidentally set wrong target location of pictures folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Accidentally set wrong target location of pictures folder


    I accidentally set the target location of the pictures folder to an entire drive. Is there any way to correct this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Edgar,

    If Option One in the tutorial below doesn't help restore it back to C, then you could use Option Two to do so. Afterwards, you could move it to where you like instead.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Won't that require moving the entire contents of the other drive to C? I don't have enough room on C for that. Will I need an external drive?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Not if you change it back to your default Pictures Folder.
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Option #2 worked. Thanks so much, guys.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad it could help.
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