Windows 10: Documents folder location reverts back to defaults after 1809 update

Discus and support Documents folder location reverts back to defaults after 1809 update in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have my Documents folder relocated to the D: Data drive to save space on my 128Gb SSD drive which is my system drive. I used the Documents folders... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sportsfan148, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Documents folder location reverts back to defaults after 1809 update


    I have my Documents folder relocated to the D: Data drive to save space on my 128Gb SSD drive which is my system drive. I used the Documents folders properties location tab to do this. After the feature update through Windows Update from 1803 to 1809..now under C:\Users the Documents folder has reappeared and its location shows as C:\Users\Myname\Documents.
    It seems that in my case 1809 update messed up the way I had relocated my Documents folder to the D: Data drive using the folders properties location tab. I didn't lose any files because they are all still in my Documents folder on the D: Data drive but it looks like it has reset the original Documents folders on the SSD back to their defaults including under This PC and Quick Access..both are now empty and pointing again to the now empty C:\Users\MyName\Documents folder.
    Has anyone else experienced this?

    :)
     
    sportsfan148, Mar 3, 2019
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  2. 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, Mar 3, 2019
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    Brink, Mar 3, 2019
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  4. Geethu B Win User

    Documents folder location reverts back to defaults after 1809 update

    Issue with default documents folder location

    Hi Steven,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I will surely help you.

    I suggest you follow these steps and check the location where documents folder is saved to.

    a. Right-click on the document folder.

    b. Click on Properties.

    c. Under General Tab check the location.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Mar 3, 2019
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