Windows 10: Seeing two "Music" folders in This PC menu, "Pictures" missing Solved

  1.    28 May 2017 #1

    Seeing two "Music" folders in This PC menu, "Pictures" missing

    I was trying to move my Pictures/Music/Documents/Desktop off my SSD onto my 3TB, but I messed something up.

    Somehow I changed the name of the Pictures folder to Music, and changed the link to point to music, but it still has the Pictures icon. I restored them all to the default location now, and have restarted several times, but hasn't been fixed. You can see in my screenshots that I do still have a Pictures folder in Users\ericc, but it's not being picked up by the This PC menu.

    Is there a registry setting somewhere I can fix this with?

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  2.    28 May 2017 #2

    Figured it out! Replying so hopefully someone else can get to the answer faster than I did.

    There are some registers in the same path that got screwed up somehow. I had two unnamed fields set to "%USERPROFILE%\Music". I just changed the top one to "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures", logged out then in, and it was fixed.

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    Ohh Windows!

    Not sure if this is a software bug in windows, but seems like it. I suspect the thing that caused it was me trying to play with the quick access menu entries while still in the middle of moving the directories from C:\ to G:\
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  3.    28 May 2017 #3

    I think what caused it was probably me selecting "G:" as the folder, but forgetting to type "Pictures" so my Music and Pictures folders got merged somehow.
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       28 May 2017 #4

    If all of your folders are correct now, you can move them anywhere you would like to. Just create a folder of the same name where you want to move them, then go to your user profile, right click select properties and the Location tab, move the Pictures folder to the pictures folder you just created. The same for Music, Videos and Documents. This will tell you how to move Pictures. Any of the folders with a location tab can also be moved the exact same way. Just once moved, click apply and be sure to click yes to do you want to move the contents.
    Move Location of Pictures Folder in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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