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Discus and support ...Issue with Desktop Icon - accidentlly renamed to Download in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi I hope you are safe! I have an issue that seems to be a common issue but after searching, I can seem to find the answer. I accidentally... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Ethan417, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Ethan417 Win User

    ...Issue with Desktop Icon - accidentlly renamed to Download


    Hi


    I hope you are safe!


    I have an issue that seems to be a common issue but after searching, I can seem to find the answer.


    I accidentally renamed my Desktop icon Download.

    Now I have 2 Download icons - one with the correct download icon - the other with a Desktop icon.


    Here's how it happened.

    I recently rebuilt my Win 10 PC.

    I have to HDs -

    C: is an SSD for the Win O/S

    D: is my data drive.


    I edited the location of Documents, Music, Video, Pictures correctly.

    The icons point to the data on the D drive.


    Unfortunately, I was not as careful when I remapped the Desktop icon.

    The desktop now displays the contents of the Download icon.


    When I look at the properties for the Desktop icon, the General tab says that the name for this icon is Download I can't edit it.

    However, when I look at the Location tab - the icon is properly named Desktop.


    Here are a few pics to better explain.



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    Thank you so much for your help.


    Totally a User error - I apologize.

    :)
     
    Ethan417, Sep 14, 2020
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  2. Ruz San Win User

    My Downloads Renamed Itself to Desktop

    Hi Matt,

    To rename the folder back to Downloads, follow these steps:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on This PC.
    • Open Local Disk (C...Issue with Desktop Icon - accidentlly renamed to Download :).
    • Open Users.
    • Open the folder of the user profile you are experiencing this issue in.
    • Rename the second Desktop icon you see as Downloads.
    • Close File Explorer then reopen it.
    • Check if the Downloads folder has been renamed successfully.

    Let us know if this resolves the problem.
     
    Ruz San, Sep 14, 2020
    #2
  3. Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Sep 14, 2020
    #3
  4. ...Issue with Desktop Icon - accidentlly renamed to Download

    Windows 10 desktop renamed "downloads"

    Hi,

    We appreciate you for being a part of Windows 10.

    How did you exactly change the default folder for downloads to desktop? Is it through Internet explorer/through any other source?

    As the issue started after setting the default folder for downloads to desktop, I suggest you to change the default folder for downloads to Download folder. (Follow the same procedure as you have did to change the default folder for downloads
    to desktop)

    You may try this steps and check if you are able to rename the folders names for desktop and downloads.


    • Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open Windows explorer.

    • Click on This pc on the left navigation pane.

    • Open the drive where Windows 10 is installed. (Ex: open C:/ drive if the Windows 10 is installed in c drive)

    • Click on Users and select
      user name
      . (user name is the user you have logged in to the computer at present)

    • Right click on Downloads folder and click on
      Rename and change to Desktop. (Do the same step for the Desktop folder also)

    You may try to reset the view settings of the folders and check if it helps.


    • Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open File Explorer.

    • Click on the This PC on the left navigation pane.

    • Click on the View tab at the top of the File explorer window.

    • Click on Options and select
      Change folder and search options
      .

    • Navigate to the View tab in folder options window.

    • Click on Reset Folders. (Click on Yes if any dialog box prompted)

    • You may click on Restore defaults
      to restore the default settings for the folder.
    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with the issue. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Sep 14, 2020
    #4
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