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System Folder Mystery - Help

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    System Folder Mystery - Help


    Mr. Brink, you have posted some awesome assistance in this thread but I can’t seem to solve my particular problem… can you help me?
    I was trying to move 3 system folders from ”This PC” to my D Drive to keep some files off of my C Drive. What I ended up with was the 3 D:\ “folders” (properties calls them local disks) taking the place of the 3 system folders (Documents, Downloads,Pictures). I can’t find these 3 anywhere and I can’t delete the 3 D folders either (they now have the file icons of the 3 missing system folders).
    The 3 are still in my registry…when I use your neat .reg files I can remove them all from This PC but when I reinstate them even the D folders return. Screen Shot below.
    I just want the 3 D:\ folders gone and my 3 system folders back under This PC. Can you help? Thank you.

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    Last edited by Brink; 28 Apr 2014 at 22:29. Reason: Moved to new thread

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mikey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    See if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations of these folders will be able to fix this.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    I was unable to resolve my problem so I restored the computer back to its original format. Problem solved.
    This is a brand new laptop so nothing was lost and I can be back to where I was quickly.
    Lesson learned - don't move your This PC System Folders. Move your User Folders instead.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm glad you were able to sort it without losing anything.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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