Windows 10: Two different user folders?

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  1.    26 Apr 2016 #1

    Two different user folders?


    It seems like I have 2 users folders
    One with path C:\Users\[username] and the other [username]

    I only notice this if I pin the user folder to Quick Access.

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  2. Posts : 3,269
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       26 Apr 2016 #2

    its the same folder, quick access is just like a shortcut link to it .hence the name Quick Access . just right click on the 2 folder and go properties , then click location ,and you will see they are the same folder , and welcome to 10 forums ,enjoy
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  3.    26 Apr 2016 #3

    If they are the same location why do they show two different set of content. Is there a way for them to show the same.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       26 Apr 2016 #4

    DarkRookie said: View Post
    If they are the same location why do they show two different set of content. Is there a way for them to show the same.
    oops I miss read you post ,did not realise you mean the User folder, mine doesn't show the user folder in quick access ,just the folder that are in my user folder ,,,,sorry
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       26 Apr 2016 #5

    just had a thought! maybe one is showing hidden files and one isn't , this only an assumption, I think maybe the quick access one will not show the hidden files
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  6. Posts : 6,134
    Windows X (various flavours)
       26 Apr 2016 #6

    You have probably move the location of your Music, Documents and so on in different location.

    C:\Users\[User1]... is folder on disk, while [User1] is sum of different locations. Like Library.

    Possibly... not sure of course.
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    Windows X (various flavours)
       26 Apr 2016 #7

    DarkRookie said: View Post
    If they are the same location why do they show two different set of content. Is there a way for them to show the same.
    They will show the same, if you restore user file location. Look for tutorial by Brink

    Now I looked again and saw, that your situation is reversed. Folders are shown in actual folder and not in library.

    Look for Brink's tutorial nevertheless and try to restore default location.
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  8.    26 Apr 2016 #8

    Showing hidden files and folders didn't work.
    All the paths were correct for the folders.
    No dup users.
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  9. Posts : 6,134
    Windows X (various flavours)
       26 Apr 2016 #9

    Did you try to reset Users folder location as described in tutorial?
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  10.    03 May 2016 #10

    Sorry for the long wait for reply.
    Were already set to default. I moved them and moved them back. Still the same issue.
    I ended up just deleting and recreating everything. That got the most of the folders to show. Still missing 1 or 2 but arent ones I use anyways.
    Still have the issue where clicking on my user folder in quick access bring me to This PC instead of c:\users\[un] but I think that is a limit of Windows 10 and nothing I can do about it.
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