Windows 10: File Explorer: "This PC" Documents folder link corrupt Solved

  1.    14 Dec 2015 #1

    File Explorer: "This PC" Documents folder link corrupt


    I tried to move my Documents folder to another partition, but stupidly specified E:\ instead of E:\Documents. I moved it back to the default location and fixed the Quick Access link but can't fix the folder link in "This PC".

    The icon is E:\ instead of Documents, and it points to the E:\ folder.

    How can I fix this? I assume I need the correct registry entries. I tried the tutorial to remove/restore the folder, but the hacks only hide or show the folder in "This PC". I don't want to remove/hide it anyway.

    Thanks.
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  2.    15 Dec 2015 #2

    SteveX said: View Post
    The icon is E:\ instead of Documents, and it points to the E:\ folder.
    On further investigation the problem is actually that the property type of the "folder" has been changed from a System Folder to a Local Disk.

    Yes, I know I should have taken a backup, but in my defence I am working on what was my daughter's boyfriend's laptop and I just assumed System Restore had been activated (perhaps the upgrade to Windows 10 disabled it). Also, I did create a recovery drive but have only just discovered using it would delete installed programs and would probably return the laptop to factory state (Win 7) because there is an OEM recovery partition.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? Please!
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  3. Posts : 23,695
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       15 Dec 2015 #3

    Hello Steve, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if using step 4 in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to sort this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    16 Dec 2015 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    You might see if using step 4 in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to sort this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Thanks Brink, that worked a treat! Many people must make the same mistake; I just assumed that the Documents folder would be created automatically in E:\. You live and learn!
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  5. Posts : 23,695
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       16 Dec 2015 #5

    Great news.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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