1.    30 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Messed up downloads folder

    Hi. I was checking on Microsoft Edge and was trying to change it's default download location to my Desktop.
    Now I couldn't find anything and so after some google'ing I saw a guide that instructs me to change something on my Downloads folder by going Downloads>Properties>Location and then I did set it to C:\Users\Myusername\Desktop.

    After a few days I noticed that my Desktop folder was missing and I now have 2 folders under "This PC" named downloads.
    One is the usual download folder with an arrow pointed downwards. Then the other folder with a blue screen icon beside it which I'm assuming was my DESKTOP folder originally.

    It's just so messed I was wondering how to turn it back to normal. I tried changing the Desktop folder named downloads location back to C:\Users\Myusername\Desktop but it somehow changes the original downloads folder as well probably due to them having the same name.

    Here's a link to an image to give you an idea. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.
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  2.    30 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,765
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hello, this may help to restore your folder location: a number of people have made a similar sort of mistake. Seems this 'feature' lends itself to creating difficulties too easily.
    Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    You can post screenshots using the icon to the left of the video icon above.
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