Problem with folder name in 'This PC'


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Problem with folder name in 'This PC'


    I'm running, Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.330)
    Just briefly I'm on a new laptop and have been making changes including adding a second SSD (SATA 2.5") as well as installing a larger M.2 SSD and my system drive. All is working well except for one issue that is driving me nuts.

    Also I have moved my Documents and Downloads directories to the D: drive with a junction to the C: drive. I did this originally because I undersized the C: drive when I bought the laptop. That is no longer an issue but still wanted to leave them where they are.

    OK, finally to the issue, when I look at 'This PC' instead of "Documents" it shows "Documents1", I have it pointed to "Documents" but still find it annoying.

    Can anyone help me with this? Please understand that I am an oldtime long time Unix/LInux guy and am fairly new to Windows and very new to Windows 10

    Thanks
    Carson
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #2

    Curious as to why you used junctions rather than the built-in Location
    features.

    Can you post screenshots of:
    • The Location tab of the Properties dialog for the folders in question
    • Registry Editor (regedit.exe) expanded to key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


    Also:

    1. <Shift>+Right-click in the folder background
    2. Select Open PowerShell window here
    3. Type: gc desktop.ini
    4. Copy the output to your reply
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    KeithM said:
    Curious as to why you used junctions rather than the built-in Location
    features.

    Can you post screenshots of:
    • The Location tab of the Properties dialog for the folders in question
    • Registry Editor (regedit.exe) expanded to key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


    Also:

    1. <Shift>+Right-click in the folder background
    2. Select Open PowerShell window here
    3. Type: gc desktop.ini
    4. Copy the output to your reply
    Thanks for the reply, in answer to your first question, I was aware of the built in location feature but just decided to try junctions instead just to see how they worked.
    I did search the registry but could not find that key.

    At any rate, I had left the computer to take my dog out and when I got back the Documents1 directory was gone and "This PC" looked fine, not sure why but for now I'm going to let it go.
    I think next I'm going to turn on unix/linux support so I'll probably be back.

    I really do appreciate the quick response
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #4

    Glad it's working, but that key exists for every user:
    Problem with folder name in 'This PC'-user-shell-folders.png
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    KeithM said:
    Glad it's working, but that key exists for every user:
    Problem with folder name in 'This PC'-user-shell-folders.png
    Thanks, I just took another look and did find it, will try to post a screen shot tomorrow.
      My Computer


 

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