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  1. Posts : 6
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    documents and desktop folders mixed up


    hi could someone on here please HELP me for what ever reason when i try to send a file to my documents folder it goes to my desktop instead ive checked in properties on both desktop and documents folders and they both have the correct location saved my desktop location is at C:\USER\DESKTOP and my documents location is C:\USER\DOCUMENTS im using win10 thanks, JOHN
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    The two 'paths' you listed probably should have your USER NAME between USER and Documents and between USER and Desktop. Looking in C:\Users\ should list you or what you use to login with. Mine:
    documents and desktop folders mixed up-image.png
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  3. KeithM's Avatar
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       #3

    Even the path names in a Properties dialog can be deceptive if a folder's desktop.ini files assign a display name (LocalizedResourceName) that differs from the folder's actual name (they can mixed up if mistakes are made when re-directing folders).

    Not saying this is your issue, but turning off the desktop.ini cusotmization temporarily may aid in trouble-shooting.

    Copy & paste this command to the Run dialog to turn off deskotp.ini files for all folders in your UserProfileFolder:
    Code:
    PowerShell -c "gci $env:UserProfile -ad|? {gi "$($_.FullName)\desktop.ini" -Force -ea silent} | %{$_.Attributes -= 'ReadOnly'}"
    and to turn them back on:
    Code:
    PowerShell -c "gci $env:UserProfile -ad|? {gi "$($_.FullName)\desktop.ini" -Force -ea silent} | %{$_.Attributes += 'ReadOnly'}"


    Also, post a screenshot of the HKCU\...\User Shell Folders key. Full path is:
    HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    or you can paste this into a Run dialog --- it will copy the data to your Clipboard. Then you can copy it into a Code Block in your replay ( set forum editor to Source Mode ).
    Code:
    PowerShell -c "(((gp $rp.usf).PSobject.Properties)|? Name -notMatch '^PS'|select name,value|out-String -S -W 200) -ne ''|Out-String|Set-Clipboard"
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  4. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    hi Berton thanks for the reply and yes you are correct it does have my username there as well so that is not my problem either but THANKS

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    Hi KeithM, Registry.pdf

    I Have Attached Regedit

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    Also Just To Be Clear My Documents Folder Is Being Backed Up To OneDrive
    documents and desktop folders mixed up Attached Files
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #5

    john7103 said:
    ... when i try to send a file to my documents folder it goes to my desktop instead ...
    John,

    How are you trying to send the file?

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi Dennis, basically what ever file I right click on and then click ( on send to ) when I chose send to documents it comes up sending to desktop when I've clearly chosen send to documents
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  7. MisterEd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v20H2
       #7

    Do you mean Send to like this?

    documents and desktop folders mixed up-2021_04_04_16_59_581.jpg
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  8. KeithM's Avatar
    Posts : 791
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #8

    john7103 said:
    Hi Dennis, basically what ever file I right click on and then click ( on send to ) when I chose send to documents it comes up sending to desktop when I've clearly chosen send to documents
    Paths look OK, even though I was looking for the more concise ( and in messge body ) :

    Code:
    Name                                       Value                                                                       
    ----                                       -----                                                                       
    AppData                                    C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming                                              
    Cache                                      C:\Users\keith\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache                    
    Cookies                                    C:\Users\keith\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies                  
    Desktop                                    C:\Users\keith\Desktop                                                      
    Favorites                                  C:\Users\keith\Favorites                                                    
    History                                    C:\Users\keith\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History                      
    Local AppData                              C:\Users\keith\AppData\Local                                                
    My Music                                   C:\Users\keith\Music                                                        
    My Pictures                                C:\Users\keith\Pictures                                                     
    My Video                                   C:\Users\keith\Videos                                                       
    NetHood                                    C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts          
    PrintHood                                  C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts          
    Programs                                   C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs        
    Recent                                     C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent                     
    SendTo                                     C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo                     
    Start Menu                                 C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu                 
    Startup                                    C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    Templates                                  C:\Users\keith\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates                  
    {B7BEDE81-DF94-4682-A7D8-57A52620B86F}     C:\Users\keith\Screenshots                                                  
    {31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}     C:\Users\keith\MoveTest                                                     
    {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}     C:\Users\keith\Downloads                                                    
    {7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}     C:\Users\keith\Downloads                                                    
    Personal                                   C:\Users\keith\Documents                                                    
    {f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}     C:\Users\keith\Documents                                                    
    {0DDD015D-B06C-45D5-8C4C-F59713854639}     C:\Users\keith\Pictures                                                     
    X - {AB5FB87B-7CE2-4F83-915D-550846C9537B} C:\Users\keith\Pictures\bitmaps\Camera Roll


    So this is a Send to > shortcut, right?

    1. Click in the Address bar of Explorer and type: shell:SendtoEnter
    2. RIght-click the Documents shortcut & select Properties
    3. Capture a screenshot of the Properties & post in your reply
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  9. Posts : 6
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    MisterEd, yes exactly like that and it goes straight to desktop


    KeithM





    This Is What I Get KeithM

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    Usually "Desktop" points to one location and "Documents" points to a different one.

    There is a problem when both "Desktop" & " Documents" points to the same target destination.

    The issue is how to make these folders point again to different target destinations.
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    Last edited by john7103; 1 Week Ago at 18:21.
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  10. MisterEd's Avatar
    Posts : 491
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v20H2
       #10

    How to Restore Default Send to Context Menu Items in Windows 10
    Restore Default Items in Send to Context Menu in Windows 10
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