Windows 10: Why two Download folders? Solved

  1.    04 Sep 2015 #1

    Why two Download folders?

    Hi, I'm curious to know why, since I'm the sole user and administrator on my pc, there are doubles of some folders/files/
    For example, in File Explorer, there are folders under my user name, and then there are the exact same folders in This PC.
    Aren't they just taking up more space? Can't I delete one of each?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       04 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello llanita, :)

    If you like, you can remove the folders from This PC.
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  3.    04 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks. Just what I needed. I Appreciate it.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       04 Sep 2015 #4

    You're most welcome. :)
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  5.    04 Sep 2015 #5

    Hi Brink, I followed the directions on that link you gave me, but by removing one of the folders from This Pc, it also removed it from my user folder, and that's not what I wanted.
    I just don't want to have duplicates of so many things taking up space. I did the removal of the Video folder from This PC, thinking it would stay in my user folder, but it was removed from both places.

    Ah well. It was worth a shot. Thanks for your time and help.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       04 Sep 2015 #6

    If you like, as a workaround, you could do the above to remove it, but also "Pin to Quick access" to have that folder available under the "Quick access" in the navigation pane.
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