Windows 10: Files moved from desktop end up in mysterious second documents folder Solved

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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       08 Jul 2017 #11

    [Deemby - I have now completed corrections to my last post. I had to post twice then combine them afterwards because the main editing window just keeps flickering, missing key presses & pasting into the wrong place in the text. Denis]
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  2.    08 Jul 2017 #12

    Hi Denis, thank you for the last and comprehensive guide. I went through the first exercise, confirming that all folders were located where they should be. I then altered the location of the documents folder that was in C:\users\d_emb\downloads folder to the C:\users\d_emb folder. it took about 30 minutes to transfer the 23GB but now when I right click on the documents icon on the start screen, it takes me to where I want to be. I also sent a folder from the desktop to documents, and again got the result I wanted.
    Thank you very much for your patience and determination to fix my problem for me.It seems such an easy fix when you know what you are doing. I am glad that I never had to tinker with the registry though.
    Thanks again.
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  3. Posts : 887
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       08 Jul 2017 #13


    My pleasure. I only found out about all this because I once made a mess of them & had to flap about finding likely places in the Registry in the hope of fixing things.

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