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How do I change the name of a Library?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    How do I change the name of a Library?


    I have accidently renamed my Music folder to Documents, even though I already have a Documents folder.
    The result is that I now don't have a Music Library, and I have 2 folders pointing to the same location.
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    So I would like to know how I can fix this so it is just like the default setup.

    Some additional information to help with describing the problem:
    If I go to C:\Users\MyName\Music, I has exactly the same files as C:\Users\MyName\Documents
    And the file location of a file is C:\User\MyName\Music.
    Also there is this:
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    Whenever I delete 1 of the 2, it comes back after 5 seconds or so.

    If you don't know how to fix this, at least explain to me how I can make my default libraries, documents/music/pictures/videos/downloads, on my A: drive instead my C: because my C: is my SSD and A: just an HDD.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Maxis, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Those are links to your folders in the "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead, and are not libraries.

    If you like, you can use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore their default name and location to fix this.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    All right, it worked! Thank you very much for the quick respons
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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