Windows 10: Documents folder renamed videos Solved

  1.    01 Nov 2016 #1

    Documents folder renamed videos


    Hello, my Documents folder has somehow become Videos (in This PC). I don't recall making a change to it's name and in fact can't find any way of changing it. I did read a similar post after googling the problem, but the responses involved registry editing as the solution and seemed a bit drastic as I hadn't been renaming paths or anything like that, as the poster seemed to have done.
    Everything is still in there but I now have two folders named Videos, with slightly different icons. Not the end of the world but I would like to fix it.
    What can I try? There are no previous versions to restore.
    Is it worth doing a System Restore
    TIA
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  2. Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       01 Nov 2016 #2

    Hi and welcome.

    Have you tried going to C:\Users\*your user name*\ and right clicking on the Videos (which should be Documents) folder to rename it?
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  3.    01 Nov 2016 #3

    Hi and thanks. Now I feel stupid lol! Had tried to rename it from all sorts of places, but I guess I hadn't tried from there! I wonder how it got renamed in the first place?
    Anyway the fix was much simpler than the suggested registry edits I had seen, so thank you again!
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  4. Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       02 Nov 2016 #4

    You're welcome.
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