Windows 10: File exploer - why multiple public and documents folders

Discus and support File exploer - why multiple public and documents folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; [img] This is my file explorer tree. First question is, why is there a public folder under the PC name, and another one under Users. I think this was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Atom1, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Atom1 Win User

    File exploer - why multiple public and documents folders


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    This is my file explorer tree. First question is, why is there a public folder under the PC name, and another one under Users. I think this was the same in Win 7. They are not the same folder. It's confusing to have multiple public folders. Can I just delete Users\public?

    Also note I have multiple Documents folders under PC name. How does this come about, and what can I do about it?

    :)
     
    Atom1, Nov 24, 2018
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  2. cannot find public documents folder in Windows 10

    Good day,

    On Windows Explorer in Windows 7, the 'Public Documents' folder is listed under 'Libraries\Documents'. The 'Public Documents' folder is not listed at all on the Navigation column in Windows 10.

    Is there a way to configure in Windows 10 to show Public Documents folder in the navigation column?

    Thank you.
     
    ganwilliam, Nov 24, 2018
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  3. Multiple 'Documents' folders under 'This PC'

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    This may happen if one the “documents” folder has been stored on different target location.

    Follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1

    I suggest that you check both the folders location where they are saved using the below method:


    • Right-click on any one documents folder and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Restore Default, and then click Apply and OK.

    • Check what happens, try these step on all the documents folder.
    Method 2

    If the above step fails then try checking the target location of both the folders by using the find target option:


    • Right-click on any one documents folder and then click Properties.

    • Click the Location tab, click Find target.

    • Check where the target location of both the folders is and check if any one goes to the user name location and later delete the one which goes to wrong location.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Nov 24, 2018
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  4. Riel Alc Win User

    File exploer - why multiple public and documents folders

    documents files and folders

    Hi Paul,

    For better assistance, we'd like to ask the following:

    • What were the steps you've tried to reverse the alphabetization of files and folder name?
    • Can you provide us a sample screenshot of the issue?

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Riel Alc, Nov 24, 2018
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