1.    29 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    windows 10

    Downloads goes into another user account folder


    I have initially created a user account for a new laptop lets call this user 'A'. Later, I created another user account "B" and deleted the A user account. However right now, I am logged into account B but whenever I download files, it will be saved into c:/user/A/downloads.
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  2.    29 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 9,313
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    Hi beisong and welcome to Tenforums!

    Is it only downloads folder, or are other user folders affected too?

    Have you tried to move location? If it doesn't work, you can try to reset folder location. Best to follow tutorial by Brink.
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  3.    30 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,634
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Which browser ? Most let you set download folder anywhere you want to.
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  4.    30 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 697

    Some downloads only go to user folder. What I did was put the shortcuts to all possible download folders into my desktop's utility folder, that way, I can instantly check download folders when even the browser setting is over-ridden by certain downloads.
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  5.    02 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTen View Post
    Hi beisong and welcome to Tenforums!

    Is it only downloads folder, or are other user folders affected too?

    Have you tried to move location? If it doesn't work, you can try to reset folder location. Best to follow tutorial by Brink.
    You are right. other user files are affected as well, including desktop, documents etc. I have not tried the solution you have given. anyone else has an idea how to fix this? Thanks
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