1.    25 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Moved document folder location and now name is incorrect


    Hi,

    I moved the location of my 'Documents' folder from the C drive to the root of my D drive in error. What I meant to do was move it to D:\Documents.

    I have managed to restore the original location back to the C drive, and clicking on Documents under the user heading in file explorer takes me to the folder's location on the C drive. However, when I look under the This PC heading in explorer, the documents folder name is showing as D:\

    If I right click the Documents folder under the user heading and click pin to quick access, it also shows the name as D:\

    Any ideas on how to prevent this? I realise it is only cosmetic, but it does make things confusing, as the folder is no longer stored on the D drive at all!

    Thanks,

    Matt
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  2.    26 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,031
    Windows 10 Pro

    Open File Explorer. On the Left Panel under This PC, right click the Documents Directory and choose Properties. Click the Location Tab. Click the Move button. Browse it to where you want to move it to. Apply and OK. Click the Find Target to make sure it goes to the right place.
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  3.    04 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by endlessproof View Post
    Hi,

    I moved the location of my 'Documents' folder from the C drive to the root of my D drive in error. What I meant to do was move it to D:\Documents.

    I have managed to restore the original location back to the C drive, and clicking on Documents under the user heading in file explorer takes me to the folder's location on the C drive. However, when I look under the This PC heading in explorer, the documents folder name is showing as D:\

    If I right click the Documents folder under the user heading and click pin to quick access, it also shows the name as D:\

    Any ideas on how to prevent this? I realise it is only cosmetic, but it does make things confusing, as the folder is no longer stored on the D drive at all!

    Thanks,

    Matt
    If you cancelled while moving files are in progress, that's normal, you have you files in to partitions. What is your OS version, for older versions read this article, I hope this will help you.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 May 2017 at 18:47. Reason: link
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  4.    04 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 672

    +1 DonVito111; such has happened to me whenever explorer.exe's operations are interrupted by man or machine. Going forward, please have recent, restorable, backups of your OS and Data partitions on external media, just in case. Actually, a routine backup process is a great idea.
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