Windows 10: Accidently moved my documents folder Solved

  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1

    Accidently moved my documents folder

    I was scrolling through my file explorer and I think I accidently dragged my Documents folder to the desktop folder. Now I'm not sure where it is supposed to be. When my usual scheduled backup ran, I received a message that this folder could not be backed up. The file explorer is very confusing since I see Documents (it looks like) in several places--I don't believe the desktop one is a copy, however. How and where do I get it back to where it is supposed to go? Thank in advance.
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  2. Posts : 31,389
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       11 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello Jessallie, :)

    No worries. You could us an option in the tutorial below to restore the default location of your Documents folder.

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3

    Thank you!
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  4. Posts : 31,389
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       12 Oct 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. :)
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