Windows 10: Music and Pictures 'System Folders' have become linked

Discus and support Music and Pictures 'System Folders' have become linked in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; The music and pictures system folders, that appear in 'this PC', have become linked somehow. The two folders that these link to are on a separate... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by abba2566, Jun 16, 2017.

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    Music and Pictures 'System Folders' have become linked


    The music and pictures system folders, that appear in 'this PC', have become linked somehow.

    The two folders that these link to are on a separate hard drive and so after installing windows, I right clicked>Properties>Location>move>location on other drive.

    This worked fine for Documents, Downloads and Videos but in doing this, the pictures and music folders ended up being linked, so they both linked to the same folder. Doing the same move as above now moves the target of both folders meaning I can either have them both linking to music or both linking to pictures.

    Is there any way of fixing this?

    :)
     
    abba2566, Jun 16, 2017
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    Thank you for the reply,

    When I opened the localservice folder, the appdata folder isn't there. The folders that I have are:

    Desktop

    Documents

    Downloads

    Favourites

    Links

    Music

    Pictures

    Saved Games

    Videos

    winhttp

    NTUSER.DAT

    Is it worth trying to add those folders or are they/have they become hidden?

    Regards

    John
     
    JohnBeesley, Jun 16, 2017
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  3. music and pictures files seem to have merged

    Ok I pre did this before reading your answer. you would use the bottom step of go to location that is incorrect. "THIS PC" I will post the whole thing.

    Q 1. So C:\ Users\YOUR NAMED Folder

    shows 1 music and 1 pictures folder only right?????????

    Q 2. But in This PC Location (Folders And Drives) Show the 2 duplicate folders and a missing folder, from your photo posted here right?

    Because I was going to tell you how to fix it, but this makes the circumstances a bit different. I just want to verify this. I will be back in about 20 minutes.

    Ok, I don't see how This PC\Folders and C:\Users\YOUR NAME\

    could show 2 different scenarios.

    They both are the same location and Target Locations of C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Music & C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Pictures

    >>>>****** If they are the same in This PC and C:\Users\YOUR NAME of duplicates of one folder and the other one is missing Then;

    For precaution of preserving your files:

    Did you have music or pictures in these folders.

    if so, first in C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Music folder, cut and paste all music contents inside of it in to a new created folder on desktop.

    Then change the name of Music to Public

    C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Music

    Right click >> properties

    General Tab >> Rename it to >> Pictures

    Location Tab >> Rename it to >> C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Pictures

    select apply and or OK and allow the process "OK" with the verification windows.

    in the end it may say it will not complete lost location, just click on cancel and it will change.

    Now it is C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Pictures

    open it and cut and paste all picture contents inside of it in to a new created folder on desktop.

    Ok now, right click on Pictures Folder

    select Cut and right click on desktop and click paste.

    You will have a 2nd System Pictures Folder, which is different than just creating a new folder and naming it.

    There is one on Desktop and one in C:\Users\YOUR NAME

    as the cut and paste function will also leave the Pictures folder in C:\Users\YOUR NAME, unlike moving a normal folder by cut and paste.

    Now go to the Pictures Folder on Desktop

    Right click >> properties

    General Tab >> Rename it to >> Music

    Location Tab >> Rename it to >> C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Music

    select apply and or OK and allow the process "OK"with the verification windows.

    in the end it may say it will not complete lost location, just click on cancel and it will change.

    Now you should have System Music and System Pictures Folders in C:\Users\YOUR NAME

    Now cut music content from new created folder on desktop and paste into Music folder

    Now cut pictures content from new created folder on desktop and paste into Pictures folder.

    >>>>****** If they are different in This PC and C:\Users\YOUR NAME, such as one is correct and the other is incorrect, go to the incorrect location; and do the same above procedure.

    except first, save the music and picture content from inside these 2 folders that are in correct location in to temp created folders on desktop as mentioned earlier.

    When done, put music and pictures content from temp folders back in to Music and Pictures.

    Then delete the 2 temp folders you created.

    Restart PC

    If there is a folder left on the desktop named Pictures or Music delete it. But before you empty the recycle bin, go to C:users\YOUR NAME

    and make sure that the 2 folders are there and content is inside.

    Then empty recycle bin.

    This can be done more easier for me in safe mode and also using the security settings to reset system folders. The system folder compared to regular folders have a LOCATION TAB and it can be tricky to fix system folder corruption. And you are already working
    with a corrupt folder that needs to be reset to its proper target location and since you have a duplicate that makes it ......

    I actually did this on mine (it worked but I restored mine back with system image in 10 minutes), although I did not have a duplicate M or P folder, I deleted My Pictures system folder and then used the other one like I explained above, Music, and the duplicate
    created music folder to desktop "cut and paste" was changed to a system pictures folder and succeeded to my C:\users\my name folder as Pictures system folder.

    Good Luck.
     
    seahawks65, Jun 16, 2017
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