Moved video folder to a different drive problems


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    Moved video folder to a different drive problems


    Moved the video folder to a different drive Windows 10 20H2

    I moved music folder, documents folder, downloads as the tutorial on here and it worked as expected

    I then moved the videos folder in the same way that worked but when I reboot I get a folder in the frequent folder list that points to the old location C:\Users\antho and a video folder that points to F:\anthp\New folder that works
    If I click on the C:\Users\antho I get an error message that it points to a location that no longer exists I cannot delete this folder
    If I click on the Videos folder It opens the new location as expected and the other one disappears then reappears if I close and reopen File explorer
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  2. Posts : 989
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #2

    First try creating the target folder for the mis-behaving shortcut and see if that allows you to Unpin the shortcut, then delete the dummy target.

    If that doesn't solve the problem, verify that both of these KnownFolders point to F:\anthp\New folder.

    Copy & paste into Explorer Address Bar or a Run dialog.

    Code:
    shell:My Video
    shell:Local Videos
    If either of those fail, values under:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    named My Video and {35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}

    should both exist and point to your desired videos folder.

    Was the folder pinned to Quick Access? Have you tried turning Frequent folders off & back on?
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for your help

    I tried creating dummy folder that stopped the folder not found error if I click on videos in frequent folders it takes me to the dummy C:\Users\antho\videos but I still cannot unpin from frequent folders.
    Quick access is now empty

    I ran the "shell:My Video" "shell:Local Videos" they both took me to the correct folder

    I also turned off and turned on recent and frequent in folder options
    Its still the same I think that's when Quick access became empty

    Something I did find if I click "This PC" icon on the desktop it works as expected if I click File explorer anywhere I get the problem
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  4. Posts : 42,889
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    but when I reboot I get a folder in the frequent folder list that points to the old location C:\Users\antho

    You could try this, but it clears all, not just one...
    Reset and Clear Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

    Personally, having seen the threads where some- not all- people have difficulty with moving folders I'd never do this anyway for reasons I've posted several times. Just my view of course.

    I'd rather create my own personal folders and libraries or add them to libraries, noting keeping personal data off C: is a great idea.

    There's nothing magical about the default library folders Documents, Videos etc- you can create your own if you wish (tutorials available).
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  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    thanks


    Thank you I ran the batch file and deleted the dummy folder. The problem was sorted
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  6. Posts : 42,889
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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  7. Posts : 989
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #7

    I was thinking Quick Access the whole time, as it has the Frequent folders section. But based on these replies, you were talking about the Explorer Jump LIst! Was going to recommend deleting the AutomaticDestination file as the last resort. Glad @dalchina knows the tutorials & pointed you to the right one.
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