Windows 10: Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10

Discus and support Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; OK, not really a life-saver but, good grief, you've saved me some very frustrating time! I think I must've accidentally dragged my Desktop folder up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by ZaphodBeeblbrox, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10


    OK, not really a life-saver but, good grief, you've saved me some very frustrating time!

    I think I must've accidentally dragged my Desktop folder up one place into the Cookies folder in Explorer's folder pane view.

    I couldn't understand why, for every folder on my Desktop, Explorer showed the address as:
    "C:\users\<name>\Cookies\Desktop\<foldername>" !

    And all my attempts to access the Cookies folder in order to drag the Desktop out again were met with "Access Denied!", so I was, as the guy in "Notting Hill" said, "basically buggered".

    Thanks again, Shawn. *chuckle

    :)
     
    ZaphodBeeblbrox, Jul 22, 2017
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  2. Downloads Folder has merged with The Desktop folder

    I accidentaly moved the folder location of the Downloads folder to the location of the Desktop folder, now they are both have the same files, name, icon, and folder location.

    If i try to move anything from the Downloads folder, it gets moved from the Desktop folder too and vice versa.

    I have tried to Change the folder location of the Downloads folder back, but it changes the folder location of the Desktop too
     
    Yosef Ahmed, Jul 22, 2017
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  3. I want folders to open in the same spot on desktop each time I access them and keep same shape/size

    Each time I open a folder on the desktop on my windows 10 laptop, I have to adjust the size of the view and move it to a new location on the desktop.

    Why can't I save the space and location on the desktop?

    The folder icon does stay in place.
     
    Christine13-2018, Jul 22, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10

    I'm glad it was able to help Zaphod. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jul 22, 2017
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  5. Works great and no need to manually change Registry Entries in
    Code: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folder[/quote] This also changes my explorer entries in "This PC" and "Quick Access".

    Only one little thing:
    Nearly all new created target folders on D:\UserName\... get the matching icon automatically (like Music, Documents, Videos, Pictures, Downloads) but for "Desktop" the original yellow explorer folder icon remains on my new target folder D:\UserName\Desktop".

    How can I change this one too?
     
    WTenNewbie, Sep 12, 2017
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  6. Never mind:

    I have just deleted my manually created "Desktop" folder on the target drive and then moved it with the steps in your tutorial. I answered the question "target folder doesn't exist, create new?" with yes and voil , the icon appears as expected.
     
    WTenNewbie, Sep 12, 2017
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  7. adallas18 Win User
    Hey i accidentally changed my desktop to the secondary drive (D:\) how do i get it back to it's original path? *Sad

    and...the original path is C:\Users\User\Desktop right? how do i switch it back to normal :s please help , please i just got a new computer for Christmas and i don't want it to mess up
     
    adallas18, Dec 26, 2017
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  8. essenbe Win User

    Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10

    essenbe, Apr 4, 2018
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Move Location of Desktop Folder in Windows 10

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