Windows 10: Folder stuck on "Music Library"

  1.    10 Jun 2017 #1

    Folder stuck on "Music Library"


    I accidentally set my account folder "C:\Users\MYACC" to Music Library. I tried different methods to reset Libaries but couldn't get the folder from showing "Music" as its name on Windows Explorer.

    Is this a symbolic link? Junction? How do I take it off?

    When I go into properties, the dialog window title says "Music Properties" and the text box that says "Music" is shaded out, making it impossible to rename the folder.
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    When I double click "Music" to go into the folder, I see that it is actually "C:\Users\MYACC" containing my account contents.
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    Notice the title bar that says "C:\Users\MYACC". Under it, notice the address bar pointing to "Music" and the text "Search Music" in the search bar.

    I'd appreciate any solutions to get back the old folder that would say "MYACC" instead of "Music" on Explorer at "C:\Users".
    Last edited by Power; 11 Jun 2017 at 03:32.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Jun 2017 #2

    Hello Power, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    That doesn't look like it's a library, but is suppose to be for your actual "C:\Users\MYACC\Music" folder instead.

    It looks like you moved your "Music" folder to "C:\Users" by mistake.

    If you like, you should be able to use an option in the tutorial below to move your Music folder back to the default "C:\Users\MYACC" location.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3.    11 Jun 2017 #3

    Hi Brink. Thanks for response.

    Please take a look at my original post with updated pics to show the problem more clearly.

    I tried restoring the libraries using both of the methods (properties and BAT file) at the link you provided. In library properties, clicking "Restore Defaults" resets the location to "C:\Users\Music". It should reset to "C:\Users\MYACC\Music".

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    It seems as if the explorer is treating the MYACC folder as the default Music Library folder.

    This problem I'm experiencing pertains to only Windows Explorer. For instance, when I use Command Prompt or a third-party program to view the contents of "C:\Users", it would correctly show "MYACC" folder.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Jun 2017 #4

    It looks like you renamed your user profile folder to "Music" somehow.

    You can use the steps below to rename it back to "MYACC":

    1) Sign out of this account.

    2) Enable and sign in to the built-in "Administrator" account.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    3) Pick up at step 5 below for how to rename the profile folder from "Music" to "MYACC".

    User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5.    13 Jun 2017 #5

    No, the folder is not renamed to "Music". It is still named "MYACC".

    It's just the Windows Explorer showing "Music" as its name.

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    As in the screenshot above, the folder is still "MYACC".

    Windows Explorer is only treating it as Music Library folder.

    Is there a way to reset/restore the whole Windows Explorer settings or the default Library settings?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Jun 2017 #6

    If you open the "C:\Users" folder in File Explorer, is it named "Music" instead of "MYACC" there?
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  7.    13 Jun 2017 #7

    Yes, exactly.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Jun 2017 #8

    That's what I thought.

    What I posted below from post #2 should sort this for you.

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  9.    15 Jun 2017 #9

    I tried both of the methods and the folder still says Music. I might just leave it as it is for now. Thank you.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Jun 2017 #10

    Sorry, that should have been for post #4 to rename the profile folder.
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