Windows 10: This PC, Pictures and Video Folder issue

  1.    05 Dec 2015 #1

    This PC, Pictures and Video Folder issue

    I have recently looked at the folders in "This PC" where you have pictures, music, , documents, etc. The label for both the Video folder and Picture folder is both "Pictures". The location in properties show both linked to the physical pictures location on my drive (D:"account"\pictures). So I have two questions:

    1. How to rename these two icons to make one Pictures and the Videos?
    2. How to fix the issue where updating one with the location changes the other?

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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       07 Dec 2015 #2

    Try this: right click on the folder that is incorrect and select the Location tab, then Restore Default. This should change the name and when you click OK it should sort it out. If it asks: Do you want to create it? Click: Yes.
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  3.    07 Dec 2015 #3

    Nope tried that already. The path changes for both of them when you try on either of them. Somewhere in the registry this information is maintained, just can find it. I wish there was a way to re-register the known folders without a full system reset.
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  4. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,598
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       07 Dec 2015 #4

    If you are happy changing the registry then here is the location where you can check the settings:

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

    Here is what it should look like:
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