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Issues redirecting folders from SSD to HDD

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Issues redirecting folders from SSD to HDD


    Hello all !

    I've been having such an annoying problem for ages on my new computer.

    I've never had two drives before and whilst changing file locations to my HDD From my SSD some weird stuff started happening.

    My Downloads file is now recognised as My Documents file. Whenever I try to "Restore" to original File location is goe's back to C:User/MyDocuments INSTEAD OF C:User/MyDownloads

    Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. Gyazo - ff82513bed283144d63e84b1fc055dac.png
    and here is the two folders tied together. Gyazo - fa61d43e01bc6048c1b26b5557901b31.png
    (Left hand side meant to be downloads , Right Documents)

    Any suggestions to un pair these folders would be great.

    Regards
    Michael

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  2. #2


    Posts : 148
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    I'd say make a Backup of the important files an try the "restore defaults" button. If this does not help you will probably have to alter the path in the registry. But that would be the next step. First try resetting it to defaults.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 148
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    One more thing: After taking another look at your printscreen I realize that there is no "Downloads" folder. Try manually creating a "Downloads" folder and then redirecting the path to this folder.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by altae View Post
    One more thing: After taking another look at your printscreen I realize that there is no "Downloads" folder. Try manually creating a "Downloads" folder and then redirecting the path to this folder.
    Thank you for the help , I will try that right now.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    also this tutorial might help withthe no download folder .
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-location.html
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