1.    21 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    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.
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    Here are some screenshots of what im dealing with....

    How do i get the my documents folder to go back to normal?
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  2.    21 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    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.    21 Sep 2017 #3
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    Cheers mate - worked perfectly
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  4.    21 Sep 2017 #4
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    Glad you solved it.
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