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"Download" library is now a 2nd "Music" library

  1. #1


    Sloan, NY
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    "Download" library is now a 2nd "Music" library


    I'm still a little unclear on exactly how I managed to accomplish this feat.

    Just did a clean install of 8.1 Pro and was relocating my User\<directory>s to their respective drives as I have done numerous times with 7. I had just pointed Music to the drive where my ~300 GB collection resides. My next "move" was with Downloads.

    As I started the process I remember seeing an extra message about moving all the files to the new location. It was going on 1 am () so I just accepted it. Next thing I knew, I had two "Music" directories. One has the usual blue musical note while the other has a blue downward pointing arrow most often reserved for Downloads. However, if I delete a file in one, it is deleted in both directories. Quite depressing, all in all.

    My attempts to restore it to its original state have failed.

    I have seen several similar posts at this, and other, forum(s), but none are exactly like what I have done. I don't know if I could try running a repair or if I'm either just going to have to live with this or reinstall the whole shooting match.

    So, I'm hoping someone can help me un-fubar my directory.

    Thanks!
    MD

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums I've done a similar error in the past. I just restored the default locations, and unchecked the box asking to move the files. Then cleaned up the folder contents, and moved them again.
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  3. #3


    Sloan, NY
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks! I had wondered if deleting them would help or if it would just make it worse.

    Thanks again for the link!
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'd restore defaults before deleting anything. You may find that the folder names shown etc go back to normal after you move the originals back to the C:\users\your user name. Weird things happen when you point two locations to the one folder.
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