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BigW

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Hello all,

On my full version Windows 8 laptop, I have recently run into an error.

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As you can see, for some reason I have 2 library folders.

If I delete one, nothing happens for ~6 seconds, and then both of them are deleted.

If I edit the content of one, it edits the other.

If I hit restore default libraries, it remains the same!

If I try to make a new library and rename it to Music, it does what it is supposed to. However, a couple of seconds later, another Music folder pops up!
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Also, for some reason, the Documents library is no longer there, and I can't seem to restore the original one in any way.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

P.S. The reason I want the original folders back is so I can use IconPackager to apply custom icons to them and their contents.

Cheers,
BigW
 

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Somehow it thinks that one of the Music folders is the default Document folders since if I create a new library called "Documents" it does not become default. Also, if I delete one of the Music libraries, the other one gets deleted as well.
 

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Hello BigW,

Could you post screenshots of what you have in the folder below, and of the properties pages for both Music libraries at this location? You could just copy and paste the path below in Run (Windows+R), and press Enter. :)

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
 

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%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries screenshot

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Music library 1properties screenshot

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Music library 2 properties screenshot

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mvp
Are you able to delete one the Music libraries in this %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries location without both of them being deleted?

If not, then try deleting both at this location, and then use the restore option again to see if that may work.

Libraries - Restore Default - Windows 7 Forums
 

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Are you able to delete one the Music libraries in this %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries location without both of them being deleted?

No. :/

If not, then try deleting both at this location, and then use the restore option again to see if that may work.

Libraries - Restore Default - Windows 7 Forums[/QUOTE]

When I hit restore default libraries, both of the music libraries reappeared.

Also, I was messing around with Start8, and when I hit the Documents button on the Start8 Start Menu, it opened up the Music library folder, leading me to believe that somehow the Documents library has turned into a Music library!
 

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Ok. If you like, let's give this a try to see if this can restore them for you.

  1. Go to the %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries location.
  2. Delete the Music libraries.
  3. Download the libraries.zip file I attached below, and save it to your desktop. It contains a clean copy of them from my system.
  4. Open the ZIP, and extract (drag and drop) the Music and Documents libraries inside to your desktop.
  5. Unblock the Music and Documents libraries.
  6. Move the Music and Documents libraries into the %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries folder.
 

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Hey, thanks!
But it won't let me move into the libraries section. ;/ I can copy it but it won't let me paste it.\

EDIT: After editing the library to contain the correct folders, I was able to paste them into libraries. Documents pasted fine, but when I tried to paste the music library in, two music folders appeared! :O

EDIT2: After some tinkering with copying/pasting/restoring, I was able to delete the double music folders and paste yours in without it duplicating! :D Yay!

EDIT3: However, when I click Restore Default libraries, the duplicate music folders reappear. The good news is that your music library doesn't dissapear, so there are THREE music libraries in there, but I can just deleted the duplicates.
 

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mvp
Odd. Did you follow the steps exactly?

What happens when you try to paste them?
 

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See the edits :D I got it to work! However, the computer doesn't consider Documents and Music as the "default libraries," which is weird, but I can live with it. Thanks!
 

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Okayyy sooo:
Somehow one of the Music libraries which I copied to paste into the libraries folder came back from the dead and restored itself to my desktop? o_0

Also, this is what my library folder looks like now:

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EDIT: There are now only 2 of the transluscent-ish folders. What are they?

Odd, the two transluscent folders turned into Pictures and Libraries (which I deleted since for some reason IconPackager didn't change their icons)
 
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mvp
Which location is that?
 

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%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

I deleted the Pictures library and made a new one called Pics so I could use a custom icon, and deleted Videos because I never use videos.
 

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Does it look and work fine now?
 

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Yup, but they're just not recognized as default :D
 

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That's great news. :)

The only other way I know to fix this good and proper is to refresh Windows 8.
 

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The double music folders popped reappear every now and then and I have to manually delete them. :/ Know why?
 

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Most likely something is either saving into it or trying to open it.

To stop this, I'd recommend refreshing Windows 8.
 
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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Would I lose all of my programs?
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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