Windows 10: Renaming a user folder in This PC

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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Aug 2015 #1

    Renaming a user folder in This PC


    Greetings Ten Forums!,

    I have recently encountered another problem regarding the user folders(Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, Downloads...etc) in This PC, though this time it's a problem that occurred when I first installed Windows 10 but decided to ignore it. I was setting different locations to these folders and might have somehow messed up that it ended up renaming my Pictures folder to Videos.



    It's most likely because I accepted the "Move items to the new folder" option when I was setting the new location without even reading it properly. I later decided to simply get rid of these folders by using your awesome registry editor in this thread (This PC 'Folders' - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums). These folders sadly returned with the recent updates and I'm sure they will keep on returning so I just want to use them and take full advantage of the start menu's short cuts which die off when I remove these folders. The Music folder is dead there even though it works fine in the folder itself and I have no idea why.



    When I try to restore these folders I get this error even when I have everything closed and fresh off a restart.



    Is there any way I could rename the Videos folder and get things totally restored back to normal?. Would highly appreciate the help and I apologize if I wasn't conclusive enough to a rather hopefully simple issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Aug 2015 #2

    This is why you always back up the registry when doing any changes, and export keys before you delete them. Even create a System Restore Point if you are shaky about hackentehregg. So assuming you did not do any of this, you will have to follow that tutorial in reverse, i.e. recreate those keys and merge them back into the Reg.

    From that tutorial page download the .reg file for the folder that is causing you trouble. For this example, lets use Music folder file, use whichever version you need 32 or 64. Use your favorite text editor. (NPP)

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]


    change that to


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]

    save and merge (right click if you need to)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       12 Aug 2015 #3

    I can't rename any folder..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    Navigate to your users folder (C:\Users\<yourname>\ ) right click rename, close file explorer, then restart windows explorer via the task manager (right click > restart).

    What is a shame, you can change the icons there but they will not change in This PC location.

    To change those, go back to that tutorial about removing those folders and goto each key, and look for DefaultIcon, find an icon, copy the path. For me, all my extra icons are in "D:\Icons", then just and "<icon name>.ico" copy to that key and all set.
    Last edited by DTG1; 13 Aug 2015 at 07:24.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Aug 2015 #5

    DTG1 said: View Post
    This is why you always back up the registry when doing any changes, and export keys before you delete them. Even create a System Restore Point if you are shaky about hackentehregg. So assuming you did not do any of this, you will have to follow that tutorial in reverse, i.e. recreate those keys and merge them back into the Reg.

    From that tutorial page download the .reg file for the folder that is causing you trouble. For this example, lets use Music folder file, use whichever version you need 32 or 64. Use your favorite text editor. (NPP)

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]


    change that to


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
    "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]

    save and merge (right click if you need to)
    Thank you very much for your response. I didn't do any backups because I didn't really think I was doing anything I haven't done before. All I did was try to assign these folders into different path using the "Location" tab. I must have mistakenly given the Videos folder the Pictures location and the folder entirely was renamed. All I want to do is rename this folder back to "Pictures" but can't seem to find a way to do so.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Aug 2015 #6

    DTG1 said: View Post
    Navigate to your users folder (C:\Users\<yourname>\ ) right click rename, close file explorer, then restart windows explorer via the task manager (right click > restart).

    What is a shame, you can change the icons there but they will not change in This PC location.

    To change those go back to that tutorial about removing those folders and goto each key and look for DefaultIcon, find and icon copy the path. for me all my extra icons are in "D:\Icons", then just and "<icon name>.ico" copy to that key and all set.
    I will give this a try right now. Thank you very much. Is there any solution to why the Music folder in settings is greyed out?.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    No, but I assume it has to do with the changes you made. Tried reverting that folder back or original?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2015 #8

    DTG1 said: View Post
    No, but I assume it has to do with the changes you made. Tried reverting that folder back or original?
    Yes I have.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    06 Oct 2015 #9

    I am having the same issue as the original poster. Did you ever figure out how to fix it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    06 Oct 2015 #10

    Boot your PC from a Ubuntu Live CD and you can then rename any folder without problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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