I've been searching but I can't find a solution to my problem. Let me explain to you
It's a long story about folders, french names and english names... Here are screenshots from my computer (french). To explain my problem, I will use the example of the Music folder. The french name is Musique. I am on 1607.
1. Initial situation (everything is fine) :
Here is a view of the user folder :
The path of the Musique folder :
And the "real path" of the Musique folder :
2. Now, I try to change names to see what happens :
I use the "Rename" function from the context menu. The result :
As expected, the real path doesn't change, just the displayed path.
So there are two names for this kind of folders :
- the displayed name (Musique)
- the real name (Music)
3. Here comes cmd :
Great. We go back to normal and we copy a file (C:\testfile.txt) in the music folder.
I use the real name because %UserProfile%\Musique\ doesn't exist !
The result :
Gasp ! Where is my sweet displayed name ? And the music icon ?
Moreover, the link in "Quick access" and "This computer" is dead.
4. A solution :
OK... OK... I'm going to fix it... Right click, properties... Yes ! A "location" tab.
So I change the location to C:\Users\Govi\Music, then OK, validate etc. And...
Everything is back to normal !
5. Not satisfied :
Okay so I can come back to normal by creating again a Music folder and by doing a redirection from Musique to Music. What a boring stuff..! Can't I do it via command lines ?
So, I copy my file :
Then I try to rename the folder :
The result :
Nooooo. Of course it hasn't worked... And I created a new "Musique" folder, but not a User Personal Folder : a standard folder. Indeed, there is no more the "Location" tab in properties :
6. My question :
Can anyone help me to understand how Windows works with theese Users Personal Folders ? And how can I manipulate them (without breaking them !) with command lines or registry tweaks ?
Thank you for reading my story, and thank you for your help !