Accidentally merged user pictures folder with (G:) drive.


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    Accidentally merged user pictures folder with (G:) drive.


    I originally wanted to move the location of the Pictures folder and the Videos folder that comes default with my OS drive (C:) to my larger (G:) drive so I would have more space on the C drive.

    The problem was I didn't create a new folder in my G drive when it asked for the new location, I just selected G:/ . So, now I have relocated my G drive to G:/ which is what the pictures and videos folders are now called. The pictures and the videos folder are basically the G drive now and hold everything that was originally in my G drive. When I try to restore those two folders it will restore back to the original C drive location, moving everything else that is in my G drive with it. I want to revert this back, but I remember getting a message saying I couldn't revert something back I believe this is my problem.

    TLDR My (G:) drive and default windows "pictures" folder are now the same.

    Here are some screenshots and further explanation. Screenshots - Album on Imgur
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    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, you might see if using the download in step 10 of Option Two in the tutorial below may fix this for you.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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    Brink said:
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, you might see if using the download in step 10 of Option Two in the tutorial below may fix this for you.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    Thank you for your reply. The problem is when I relocated the user Pictures folder to G drive I never created a folder for it inside G drive, so it's now the entire G drive and the pictures folder and videos folder got merged with the drive itself. Check the last screenshot from my IMGUR link and compare that to step 3 from the option one tutorial you linked. When I try to click revert to default location I'm afraid it will move my entire G drive and its contents to the C:/User/example/Pictures.

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    Brink said:
    Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, you might see if using the download in step 10 of Option Two in the tutorial below may fix this for you.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Tutorials
    I've moved shared Pictures folder to another drive but didn't name it Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    I found someone with the same problem as mine and you told them to do the same thing and it worked for them. I should trust your expertise and try it then.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Please let us know how it went.
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    Brink said:
    Please let us know how it went.
    It worked. Thank you very much. My problem is solved and I will be more careful next time so I don't merge those default folders with an entire drive.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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    You're most welcome. I'm glad it was able to fix it for you.
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