Cant get My documents folder to retore to default


  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10
       #1

    Cant get My documents folder to retore to default


    I accidentally changed the location of the my documents folder to what seems to be my desktop. I have followed all the instructions i could find on this forum and internet with no luck. It appears to have duplicated my desktop which is a massive pain for saving documents to the folder.
    Cant get My documents folder to retore to default-screenshot.pngCant get My documents folder to retore to default-screenshot2.png

    Here are some screenshots of what im dealing with....

    How do i get the my documents folder to go back to normal?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cant get My documents folder to retore to default-image.png  
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,094
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Perhaps this may help.
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    I would suggest you back up the actual files and folders first.

    Another approach would be to use a restore point, if system restore is on and appropriate restore points are available.
    (Note- the tutorial section includes a tutorial about scheduling restore point creation)

    Note: to give yourself a second chance in the future, please consider using disk imaging routinely- we constantly and strongly urge people to use this- so many advantages. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium+ external storage for disk image sets.

    You can restore Windows or any imaged disk or partition to a previous working version - even to a new disk if yours is unusable.
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Cheers mate - worked perfectly
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,094
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Glad you solved it.
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