Windows 10: Cannot restore default location of Documents folder

Discus and support Cannot restore default location of Documents folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I accidentically set the location of my Documents folder to D:\ and now cannot restore it to C:\Users\MyName\Documents. When I try this I get the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MurakamiFan, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. MurakamiFan Win User

    Cannot restore default location of Documents folder


    I accidentically set the location of my Documents folder to D:\ and now cannot restore it to C:\Users\MyName\Documents. When I try this I get the message "Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under D:\System Volume Information. Access is denied". How can I resolve this?

    Furthermore, I have the issue that the original folder C:\Users\MyName\Documents apparently exists, I can read and write files onto it, but it does not show up in Explorer, even when hidden files are selected. Why is this?

    :)
     
    MurakamiFan, Jun 1, 2018
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  2. Brink Win User

    Cannot restore default location of Documents folder


    Hello MurakamiFan, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file in step 5 of Option Two in the tutorial below to automatically restore the default location of your Documents folder.

    *Arrow Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
     
    Brink, Jun 25, 2018
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  3. Prabhavathi Patil Win User
    Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Jun 25, 2018
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  4. MurakamiFan Win User

    Cannot restore default location of Documents folder

    Cannot restore default location of Documents folder


    I accidentically set the location of my Documents folder to D:\ and now cannot restore it to C:\Users\MyName\Documents. When I try this I get the message "Failed to build the list of regular subdirectories under D:\System Volume Information. Access is denied". How can I resolve this?

    Furthermore, I have the issue that the original folder C:\Users\MyName\Documents apparently exists, I can read and write files onto it, but it does not show up in Explorer, even when hidden files are selected. Why is this?
     
    MurakamiFan, Jun 25, 2018
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