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Discus and support My desktop location replaced the personal user's folder in Windows 10... in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] Once, I was trying to change the path of my desktop folder, and because of foolishness ... I typed in the new path of the desktop as:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/majd-haj-hmedy, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. My desktop location replaced the personal user's folder in Windows 10...


    My desktop location replaced the personal user's folder in Windows 10... uk3fV_wImLmN_c52hCZKMXDDQryVnxhgCyTWNDbZSIY.jpg

    Once, I was trying to change the path of my desktop folder, and because of foolishness ... I typed in the new path of the desktop as:

    C:\users\Majd Haj Hmedy

    It had to be:

    C:\users\Majd Haj Hmedy\Desktop

    and that path will replace the desktop path folder with the personal user's folder, and here's the DISASTER...!

    now all of the documents, photos, downloads, videos,...etc are contained in the desktop

    and I can't even restore my previous path as the screenshots below...

    so.., does anyone have any idea of solving this issue...

    again sorry if had any English wrongs, cause my native language isn't English

    https://preview.redd.it/7ev3v7v9kjc...bp&s=71509c8ee119a0048eaa68b1d664c7b1c2f79a64

    https://preview.redd.it/dp2dbnv9kjc...bp&s=4570d15f74d81a90e73db25552b233ff7edf011d

    https://preview.redd.it/i3ldbov9kjc...bp&s=9df37d02e34f3c5055a19c2ed8b7ca3c4783c385

    https://preview.redd.it/oqj8tlv9kjc...bp&s=1c987ec7827eef836ade5249935006fb0c45e119

    By the way, I'm running Windows 10 version 2004 if that is helpful or makes any sense about solving the issue out...

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    /u/majd-haj-hmedy, Jan 20, 2021
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  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Jan 20, 2021
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  3. idgat Win User
    Location Tab Missing from Almost All Folders

    I assume your referring to the Location tab in the Properties of user folders .... Documents, Desktop, Downloads, Pictures, etc

    If the tab is missing, it would suggest you're not looking at/accessing the actual user system folder, but simply folders that have the same name(s).

    Do the folder listing(s) in Windows/File Explorer have the user system icon, or are they just plain common everyday folder icons?

    Try restoring the icons to their default location C:\Users\username\

    Note : "Restoring" doesn't mean simply copy/move > paste. The registry has to be adjusted accordingly. This forum has steps to do just that ...
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    Looking at this part, and having second thooughts ...

    Yo don't "create" user system folders, you have to re-locate them from the original system location (as indicated above).

    But if you're referring to everyday-usage user-created personal folders ..... they don't have a Location tab.
     
    idgat, Jan 20, 2021
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  4. Kari Win User

    My desktop location replaced the personal user's folder in Windows 10...

    Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10  


    If not the best way to do that but at least the way I recommend:

    • "Empty" your user profile folders as much as you can, copying documents, pics, videos, music and all other personal data from all user profiles to external HDD. As following steps require you to relocate Users folder two times, the less data is left in user profile folders, the faster the relocation process. Important: Leave system folder AppData for each profile intact, do not empty / move its content!
    • Reverse the relocating, doing exactly as told in tutorial Method Two but this time relocating Users folder back to C: drive
    • Shut down the PC, replace the disk where you had Users relocated
    • Mount the new disk, boot to Windows, assign new disk the same drive ID letter than the old one had
    • Again, do as told in Method Two, now relocating Users to new disk
    • Restore the backed up personal user data from external drive to respective folders under each user profile
     
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