Windows 10: Messed up downloads folder

Discus and support Messed up downloads folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi. I was checking on Microsoft Edge and was trying to change it's default download location to my Desktop. Now I couldn't find anything and so after... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Ash Prime, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Ash Prime Win User

    Messed up downloads folder

    Hi. I was checking on Microsoft Edge and was trying to change it's default download location to my Desktop.
    Now I couldn't find anything and so after some google'ing I saw a guide that instructs me to change something on my Downloads folder by going Downloads>Properties>Location and then I did set it to C:\Users\Myusername\Desktop.

    After a few days I noticed that my Desktop folder was missing and I now have 2 folders under "This PC" named downloads.
    One is the usual download folder with an arrow pointed downwards. Then the other folder with a blue screen icon beside it which I'm assuming was my DESKTOP folder originally.

    It's just so messed I was wondering how to turn it back to normal. I tried changing the Desktop folder named downloads location back to C:\Users\Myusername\Desktop but it somehow changes the original downloads folder as well probably due to them having the same name.

    Here's a link to an image to give you an idea. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.

    Ash Prime, Apr 29, 2016

  2. Help with messed up "download system folder"

    I'm experiencing the same issue. I changed the location of my Downloads folder to Desktop. Now, instead of having a Downloads folder and Desktop folder, I have two Desktop folders. I've tried using Restore Default to no avail. I've also tried manually
    typing in 'C:\Users\Anthony\Downloads' to no avail; the folder's name and location remain as Desktop. Please help me!
    Anthony Falez, Apr 29, 2016
  3. Help with messed up "download system folder"

    I was trying to relocate my user folders on a different drive and accidentally redirected (or merged?) my "download" system folder with my "Document" system folder...

    Now, my "download" folder shows the arrow down icon but has been renamed "documents" and I can no longer change its name. How do I restore my original downloads folder?
    Noel Moens, Apr 29, 2016
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    Messed up downloads folder

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