Restoring my Documents folder

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Restoring my Documents folder


    I was just in the process of moving my Documents Library from my C drive to my D drive when I made a mistake:

    In the Properties window, under the location tab, I meant to create the new location D:\Documents, but instead I just left it as D:\

    Now my D drive and my Documents Library appear to have somehow merged, and I can't seem to do anything to separate them again. When I try to Restore Default, I get an error message saying "Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under 'D:\System Volume Information.' Access is denied." And when I try to move it to where I originally wanted it to go, the new location D:\Documents, I get an error message saying "Can't redirect a parent into a child. The specified path is invalid."

    Is there any way to fix my mistake? I guess I can probably just make a new folder in the D Drive called Documents, move all the folders that were in my original Documents Library there, and call it a day - but I'd really like to be able to undo what I've done and then redo it properly, so that all pathways are 'clean,' if that makes sense.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,148
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Billy, :)

    If you meant that you moved your "C:\Users\<user-name>\Documents" folder, then you might see if Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you by restoring it back to its default location.

    Users Personal Folders - Restore Default Location in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much, Brink! It worked.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,148
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. :)
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