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Restore User Folders to Original Location.

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    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro

    Restore User Folders to Original Location.


    I had the idea of redirecting my User/Tom/Documents' folder to SkyDrive/Documents on both my desktop and laptop using the Properties/Location tab to keep everything in sync. Turns out that with all the folders various applications create in 'Documents', this creates a lot of clutter, so I wanted to restore the 'Documents' folder back to its original location and just sync my genuine documents using SkyDrive. However, upon attempting this, I'm met with the message "can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected". How can I get around this? I have tried doing the action in safe mode but to no avail, the same message once again.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello whitebloodcell,

    You might see if using Option Two in the tutorial below to manually restore the user folder may be able to help.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 Pro


    Options Two did it for me, thanks!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
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