Windows 10: Cannot restore default location of Documents folder Solved

  1.    01 Jun 2018 #1

    Cannot restore default location of Documents folder


    I accidentically set the location of my Documents folder to D:\ and now cannot restore it to C:\Users\MyName\Documents. When I try this I get the message "Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under D:\System Volume Information. Access is denied". How can I resolve this?

    Furthermore, I have the issue that the original folder C:\Users\MyName\Documents apparently exists, I can read and write files onto it, but it does not show up in Explorer, even when hidden files are selected. Why is this?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       01 Jun 2018 #2

    Hello MurakamiFan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file in step 5 of Option Two in the tutorial below to automatically restore the default location of your Documents folder.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    02 Jun 2018 #3

    Thanks, this worked perfectly!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       02 Jun 2018 #4

    You're most welcome.
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