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


mollydog

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

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 :)sleepy:) 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

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2