Windows 10: Downloads & Documents folders sharing same properties? + bugging out Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Downloads & Documents folders sharing same properties? + bugging out

    Im getting multiple "Downloads" folders appearing, all pointing to the same directory (E:/Downloads)

    When I change one of them, they all change. Also no Documents folder.

    Cant delete the extra folders.In the Properties > Location -- When I click "Restore Default" the folder url changes to "C:/Users/username/Documents/"

    Where did my Original downloads folder go, and why are they all linked together anyway?this is blowing my mind.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your Downloads folder may help. It'll be the same in Windows 10. :)
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    Thank you that helped a lot! I went in to the appropriate Registry folders and noticed 3 "Downloads" entries pointing to E:/Documents. How that happened I have no idea. but using the information on that tutorial link, I was able to amend my issue in the Registry.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,085
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    You're most welcome. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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