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Desktop in folder vs on screen in Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit

    Desktop in folder vs on screen in Windows 8.1


    Hi,

    I've upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 (64 bit). Everything seems to work fine except for the desktop.
    If I save a file to desktop it doesn't appear on the screen when it's supposed to show 'desktop', it does though in the appropriate folder in my user profile. If I paste a file onto the screen, supposedly to desktop, and look up its properties, the location shows the document folder. Indeed, if I look at the document folder in my user profile, it is there. That is, the screen is connected to the document folder instead of the desktop folder. How to turn it to normal?

    Thanks a lot & Happy New Year,
    Georgey

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  2. #2


    ::1
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit


    Open regedit.
    Brows for:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > User Shell Folders
    And then you will find the path to your desktop.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit


    It said: %USERPROFILE%Documents.
    I changed Documents to Desktop but nothing's happened, the screen is still connected, both ways, to the Document folder.
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  4. #4


    ::1
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit


    Have you restarted your computer after the change?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 26
    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit


    I hadn't but did it now, and perfect. Sorry for forgetting about it.
    Thank you very much & Happy New Year once more.
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