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Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder


    I cannot unmerge them!

    I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible.

    right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach

    The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment

    I had initially thought to save space on my ssd by having the folders point to an external drive. i then added a 2nd internal drive and decided to return the 2 folders to their original location.
    (Both folders where titled E:/ as i had foolishly redirected them both to the same location)
    when i right clicked on the downloads folder and changed its default location back to normal, then both folders changed. all my downloads and documents are intact, they are just duplicated. both folders have documents and downloads.

    i have tried various regedit solutions from this site to no avail.

    HELP!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello likwidboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your Downloads and Documents folder.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder
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