Windows 10: Documents/Desktop/Pictures etc. refer to same location issue

Discus and support Documents/Desktop/Pictures etc. refer to same location issue in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Sorry about the ambiguous title but I am not one hundred percent certain how to best articulate my issue. Essentially I tried to move all my Program... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by DanielM, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. DanielM Win User

    Documents/Desktop/Pictures etc. refer to same location issue


    Sorry about the ambiguous title but I am not one hundred percent certain how to best articulate my issue. Essentially I tried to move all my Program Files/x86 and My Desktop/Documents/Pictures etc. from my SSD to my HDD following this tutorial:
    How to move program files to a 2nd HHD From SSD - YouTube

    Somewhere along the line things got messy and now Windows can't install updates and all my Windows 10 Libraries (is that the name?) folders refer to the same place. They all have different icons, but the same subset of folders and at the moment they all refer to H:\Users\Dan\Music but when I click restore default location it goes to C:\Users\Dan\Documents automatically, for all folders, not just Documents. I have attached relevant screenshots from my registry editor and file explorer in a PDF, please let me know if there are any missing. I think I can see where the issue is but I want to get some more advanced advice before I go and tinker again.

    Screenshots.pdf

    If all else fails I guess I could back my stuff up and do a full restore but I'd rather amend my mistake if possible.

    There are a lot of screenshots, I tried to include everything relevant but you may only need to see a handful. I realize it's a messy issue, thanks for your time guys, I really appreciate it.

    :)
     
    DanielM, Nov 2, 2018
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  2. mrgeek Win User

    Correct Directory Location For Pictures Folder


    "Now Documents, Videos etc say file location is This PC. But Pictures file location is C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures."

    If we understand you correctly, the issue is that Pictures doesn't appear in the left panel under This PC. The correct location IS C:\Users\PeteyBoPetey\Pictures. This is only an issue of using Step 8 in the tutorial to add it back to the list. See if this screenshot is what you want to achieve- put Pictures folder back in list on L.


    Documents/Desktop/Pictures etc. refer to same location issue [​IMG]
     
    mrgeek, Nov 2, 2018
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  3. Micah Bat Win User
    Documents/Pictures folders under 'This PC' refer to onedrive - not the local folders

    Since the only folder that has incorrect file path is the Documents folder under This PC, we would suggest you do the same steps provided above. However, do it in your Documents folder under This PC. To do so, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer
    • Click This PC
    • Right-click on Documents
    • Click Properties
    • Click Location
    • Click Restore Default
    • Click Apply
    • Click OK
    Also, we would like to inform you that "winhelponline.com" is not associated with Microsoft.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Micah Bat, Nov 2, 2018
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  4. Documents/Desktop/Pictures etc. refer to same location issue

    Problem with default Documents/Pictures/OneDrive

    Hi Kawika,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    The issue could occur if there is change file location settings.

    To assist you better, please provide the information:

    • When you say that "I had set my computer to save Documents and Pictures to a specified drive", from where exactly have you save the settings?
    • Have you made any changes to the Computer prior to the issue?
    • Are you logged in as Administrator Account?

    I suggest you to refer to the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Click on Start Menu and then click on Settings.

    2. Click on Systems.

    3. Then click on Storage.

    4. Under Save Locations, change the location as
    This
    PC under New Documents will save to
    option.

    Note: Likewise, try to make changes for pictures location also.





    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 2, 2018
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