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Lost "My Pictures" Folder While Relocating to New Drive

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    Lost "My Pictures" Folder While Relocating to New Drive


    Hello everyone,

    I recently installed a new SSD to run my OS and formatted my HDD to use as storage. While I was trying to follow a guide to relocate the My Photos, My Documents, etc. folders to the HDD, I accidentally assigned the My Pictures folder to the entire E: drive. Is there any way to restore it back to the SSD so I can properly move it? When I right click the E: drive and go to properties-->location-->restore default, it shows its original location is in my Users file on my C: drive, but it does not allow me to restore it to the default location, giving me the error "Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under E:\System Volume Information. Access denied."

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You did not lose it. It just got misplaced.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Try creating a folder on drive E: name it Pictures, then place them to it using either select all or click and hold mouse moving it to select them and then in the file explorer ribbon choose "move" and move them to the ne folder.
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Lost "My Pictures" Folder While Relocating to New Drive
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