Windows 10: Downloads only work in folders

Discus and support Downloads only work in folders in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Usually when I download a program, for example Blender or Pencil2D, the application will open when not in the folder I downloaded. However, today and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by parakeetzu, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Downloads only work in folders


    Usually when I download a program, for example Blender or Pencil2D, the application will open when not in the folder I downloaded. However, today and for the past few months when I download an application it's no longer creating desktop shortcuts I can use to open it without needing to go into the folder itself. I tried making my own shortcut, but that didn't work either. This is starting to become a real problem for me. How can I fix this?

    :)
     
    parakeetzu, Dec 4, 2020
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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, Dec 4, 2020
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 4, 2020
    #3
  4. mrgeek Win User

    Downloads only work in folders

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10


    "uhm that method does not work. i want to set folder view as List as default instead Details for all folders"
    Did you download and run Brink's .bat file in Step 1 ? Lacking that, look at the screens in post 3. In Step 5 'folders of this type' defaults to each of the Windows templates for Pictures, Music, etc. If you want ALL folders to have the same List view, r-click any folder in each of the 5 folders under This PC (Desktop does not apply) and hit 'Customize this folder'. Set to 'Optimize this folder for General Items". Then follow the screen in post 3 using List instead of Details in Step 1 and you should be good to go.
     
    mrgeek, Dec 4, 2020
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