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  1.    18 Feb 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Shortcut to Documents


    If I create a shortcut to my documents folder, or pin it to Quick Access or Start Menu, then the shortcut will take me to my Documents library, which is not what I want. (The annoyance comes from the fact that once there if I then decide to go somewhere that isn't in the library, I can't simply go up to the containing folder; I also cannot click the address bar to get the current folder path.)
    Is there a way to keep shortcuts to the documents folder (or pinned items) from taking me to libraries? Also is there a way to delete the default libraries completely? (I don't have any use for them.)

    If disabling the libraries feature is the only way to do this then so be it, but I'd rather not as I might be able to actually use libraries. If that is the only way to do it, how would I disable the feature? I found this article which tells how do disable the feature in Windows 7, but I wasn't able to find anything for Windows 10. (Would the same .reg files work in Windows 10?)
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  2.    18 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,733
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Suuper, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you wanted a shortcut of the Documents folder in your user folder, then you could use the path below to create the shortcut with.

    %UserProfile%\Documents
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  3.    18 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    You can also navigate to C:\Users\yourusername or %UserProfile% in File Explorer then right click on Documents and drag to the Desktop. Release the mouse button and choose Create shortcuts here. Or right click on Documents and select Send to then Desktop.
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  4.    19 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    All of those create a shortcut which, when opened, take me to my documents library. Even though the shortcut's target is a link to the folder, when file explorer opens up I'm at the library.
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  5.    19 Feb 2016 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Suuper,

    Please post a screenshot showing where it opens at to see what may wrong. %UserProfile%\Documents should open directly to your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" folder.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  6.    19 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Hmm, interesting. I just tried doing the Send to Desktop from C:\Users\rrkurtz\Documents and when I open it , this is where it takes me.

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    When I look at Properties of Documents there, it shows:

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    so it is really C:\Users\.................. as you said Shawn.
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  7.    19 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Yep, the folders in "This PC" are just links to the same folders in "C:\Users\(user-name)" by default.
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  8.    20 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Oh, so it isn't the library. My bad, I probably should have been able to see that myself.

    That doesn't solve my problem, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Suuper View Post
    (The annoyance comes from the fact that once there if I then decide to go somewhere that isn't in the library, I can't simply go up to the containing folder; I also cannot click the address bar to get the current folder path.)
    I want the folder path "C:/Users/[name]/Documents" to show up, instead of This PC->Documents.

    I have also found that if I rename my documents folder to "docs", opening C:/Users/[name]/Documents still goes to the documents folder (C:/Users/[name]/docs), despite that the name is now different. And if I try to create a new folder named Documents, it says that a folder named docs already exists and asks if I want to merge. (I was trying to get around the problem by re-naming the folders and creating new ones.)
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  9.    20 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Supper,

    Both locations are the same folder. The "This PC" location uses a symbolic link.
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  10.    20 Feb 2016 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    No duh. Please read this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Suuper View Post
    (The annoyance comes from the fact that once there if I then decide to go somewhere that isn't in the library documents folder , I can't simply go up to the containing folder; I also cannot click the address bar to get the current folder path.)

    I want the folder path "C:/Users/[name]/Documents" to show up, instead of This PC->Documents.
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