Windows 10: Desktop Location

Discus and support Desktop Location in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just replaced my hard drive and reinstalled W10 Fall Creators Edition. (I know that was overkill, I could have just restored a Macrium image but I am... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by JJG10, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. JJG10 Win User

    Desktop Location


    I just replaced my hard drive and reinstalled W10 Fall Creators Edition. (I know that was overkill, I could have just restored a Macrium image but I am a machochist but I thought it time for a new clean install.)

    On the old disk my Desktop was under users/me/Desktop. The new installation has out on One Drive. What is the difference between the two?

    And, is there a way to move it from One Drive to users/me Desktop?

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    JJG10, Dec 30, 2017
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  2. Desktop Icon locations

    Use your mouse to make a selection and highlight all the icons, then drag and drop them to the location on screen.

    You can then use one of the suggested solutions by Windows MVP Rob.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 30, 2017
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  3. Desktop location is unavaible????

    I am not sure if this is going to work, but it seems like a legacy solution for the problem from a previous version of windows.

    Solution 1

    Additionally I am going to try a tool called "go back" to try to roll back the corrupt installation.

    Apparently you can access the file system by opening the recycle bin and navigate to any require windows settings required/file system access.
     
    Fallen_idol, Dec 30, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Desktop Location

    Brink, Dec 30, 2017
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  5. JJG10 Win User
    Thank you, Brink.

    That would, I think, do the job for any new Desktop items. I will try it if I can find how to get to that window. (help please.)

    But how can I get all the Desktop stuff that is on Onedrive over to user/me/desktop?

    Thanks again.
     
    JJG10, Dec 30, 2017
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome.

    You can copy or move it from your "%UserProfile%\OneDrive\Desktop" folder to your "%UserProfile%\Desktop" folder to do so.
     
    Brink, Dec 30, 2017
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  7. JJG10 Win User
    That seemed too easy but it worked just fine.

    Thanks again.
     
    JJG10, Dec 30, 2017
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Desktop Location

    You're always most welcome. *Smile
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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