Windows 10: desktop is showing contents of a different folder

Discus and support desktop is showing contents of a different folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; On my pc,I recently moved my onedrive folder to an external hard drive. The desktop folder, however, stayed in the original ( no longer acting as a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by GaryDorking, Aug 11, 2019 at 7:42 AM.

  1. desktop is showing contents of a different folder


    On my pc,I recently moved my onedrive folder to an external hard drive. The desktop folder, however, stayed in the original ( no longer acting as a onedrive folder as such) onedrive folder on c. I went to properties, and moved it to the onedrive folder, then though that actually it might be better to keep it on the system drive. I did properties/ move again ( nominating c/user/ and the desktop folder seems to have disappeared, and the desktop is now showing the entire contents of the onedrive folder. The desktop folder seems to no longer exist. My other laptop and onedrive cloud both have the desktop folder still on it, I hope, but I am stuck with how to re instate the desktop on my Pc.

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  2. mrgeek Win User

    Doc folder contents display on desktop


    No, as I pointed out before, your problem is that your left column does not even show a Desktop folder. You need to restore this to see your preferred desktop. Somehow your profile was corrupted and it was renamed Documents like the one on D.

    According to your prev post "C:\Users\Tony\Desktop ... folder only contains 3 shortcuts" THIS is the extra 'Documents' folder you need to restore the Default Location of. Figure out which of the two Documents folders this is, then follow Brink's tutorial and just type C:\Users\Tony\Desktop in the Location box in Step 4, continue to create Desktop folder again in Default location.The D:\Tony\Documents with all your content should not be affected; diff location, diff drive, your saved work will still go there.
     
  3. Edwin Win User
  4. Lothar Win User

    desktop is showing contents of a different folder

    Looking for: Desktop Folder that shows contents on hover/click


    I had a program that did this Years. It allowed you to make a folder on the desktop, put anything in the folder you wanted, and instead of opening the folder, you could mouse over it like a right click context menu and have access to those files/shortcuts within the folder, without actually having to open the folder.

    Anyone know what that program could be? Thanks.

    Seems this forum has robots recording it, here is my post above on another website. They must have copied it - Looking for: Desktop Folder that shows contents on hover/click
     
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