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User folders gone after recent directory migration.

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8

    User folders gone after recent directory migration.


    Hi folks...

    I had changed the locations of several folders under C:\Users\myname to my personal server share (Documents, Desktop, Favorites, Links, and Pictures if I recall correctly).

    Documents was redirected to \\servername\myname
    Desktop, etc was recirected to \\servername\myname\Desktop and so on

    \\servername was recently taken out of service and what was \\servername\myname is now my H:\ drive. Fine and good. My stuff was moved and is all in the new spot. Except that since I had all of those folder locations changed they're no longer visible under C:\Users\myname and my Desktop won't load because it can't find that directory (\\servername\myname). How can I get those back without creating a new login profile (which I did on another system I use)?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello PeaElAre, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations to C may help restore them. Afterwards, you could move them to where you like again.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8


    Shawn...that was it. Bingo! Thanks much for the quick, accurate reply.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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User folders gone after recent directory migration.
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