Windows 10: Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10  

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  1.    02 Aug 2017 #20

    Thanks so much for all the information in this thread.

    I used Move Location instructions to move my folder but somehow I ended up with the location of the documents being in the root directory. So I used the batch file to restore the location of my documents.

    Some how, on my D: drive I have a visual glitch...

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    Do you have any information on how I could fix this?

    Also, how can I move the location of the Public Documents etc since I only have the one user profile set up on this PC. I use the Public folders to access files with the other devices on our home network.

    Thanks so much for all your help.

    Melissa
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       02 Aug 2017 #21

    Hello Melissa, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It looks like you somehow renamed or made your user profile folder to be "Documents".

    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3.    03 Aug 2017 #22

    Thanks that appears to have fixed the problem - I still have the old My Documents icon on the Users/Melissa folder though. Is there a way to fix that? I'm not too worried about it but if it's simple that would be great.
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       03 Aug 2017 #23

    mshanhun said: View Post
    Thanks that appears to have fixed the problem - I still have the old My Documents icon on the Users/Melissa folder though. Is there a way to fix that? I'm not too worried about it but if it's simple that would be great.
    Great news so far.

    You might see if using the method below to change the folders's icon may fix it when clicking on "Restore Defaults" at step 4.

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #24

    I was stuck at One Drive overriding default location for 'document', then had Onedrive uninstalled without setting it back to default document location. Voila it was pointing to broken one drive link....

    I tried "5. To Restore Your "Documents" Personal Folder Default Location" and it worked wonderfully to restore my broken Documents folder - it now points to my proper documents folder.

    Thanks alot.
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       4 Weeks Ago #25

    You're most welcome trashcanbin10. I'm glad it could help.
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