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[8.1] Screwed up libraries and file storage w/ 4 multi HDD

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    [8.1] Screwed up libraries and file storage w/ 4 multi HDD


    Hi guys,

    Unfortunately, the title couldn't be longer, so I will try and make a correct story in my best English (I'm Dutch).
    I actually have 2 problems. One with the Windows tiles, and the other one with Explorer/Libraries.
    Well, the following is happening:

    - First of all, I start with the small problem. I booted my PC today, and to my surprise, my Windows tiles were gone. Only the Store, Onedrive, Explorer and the Desktop are there. The rest? Gone. Very weird, never had this before.

    So that is question 1: How to restore the Windows tiles. It's weird they disappeared, I did nothing with the configuration or something else.

    - Second, and this is the main thing.

    I have a serious issue with the Explorer/Libraries. My PC has 3 HDD's and 1 SSD. The SSD is, obviously, the Windows drive. Nothing special. The other 3 are for mass storage.

    Stock, Windows sets all on the C drive. Like user stuff, install paths, you know. Also the libraries, like Pictures, Videos, Documents and Music. This is the part where it goes wrong.

    I don't wanna have all my Music, Pics and the rest on my C drive. Only my Windows installation...
    So, I put my libraries into the D drive. I made a My documents folder on the empty D drive, and changed the direction path of the libraries on the left to the new My documents map. This goes good, except for the Music map.
    The Music map thinks he is Desktop. I've tried to tell him, he's not, but the folder isn't listening. Without jokes, this is a really weird thing.

    I tried to re position, but the Desktop and Music folder are thinking they are each other. I don't know how to solve this. The other folders do work, no problem with those. Except for these two.
    Bad thing is also, I thought, if I delete the map, and create a new one, maybe that'll work. Not. Instead, Windows decided to delete both maps, Desktop and Music, so now, my icons, and music is gone. It's really weird, as I said, it's happening only with these maps.

    Does anyone have a solution or trick for this? Maybe, that's my thought, I could try and get the whole 'Users' map, from the C drive to D, so it makes one whole?

    Hope someone can help me. Cheers!

    Jacco.
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    Hello Jacco, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    IMO, it's never a good idea to move your user folders and libraries to another location. As you found out the hard way, it's just to easy to break them by mistake doing so.

    You can use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of you user folders.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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