Windows 10: Problem with folder name in 'This PC'

Discus and support Problem with folder name in 'This PC' in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm running, Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.330) Just briefly I'm on a new laptop and have been making changes including adding a second SSD (SATA 2.5")... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by flphotog, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. flphotog Win User

    Problem with folder name in 'This PC'


    I'm running, Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.330)
    Just briefly I'm on a new laptop and have been making changes including adding a second SSD (SATA 2.5") as well as installing a larger M.2 SSD and my system drive. All is working well except for one issue that is driving me nuts.

    Also I have moved my Documents and Downloads directories to the D: drive with a junction to the C: drive. I did this originally because I undersized the C: drive when I bought the laptop. That is no longer an issue but still wanted to leave them where they are.

    OK, finally to the issue, when I look at 'This PC' instead of "Documents" it shows "Documents1", I have it pointed to "Documents" but still find it annoying.

    Can anyone help me with this? Please understand that I am an oldtime long time Unix/LInux guy and am fairly new to Windows and very new to Windows 10

    Thanks
    Carson

    :)
     
    flphotog, Jul 16, 2020
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  2. Moved a folder from another drive and rename and it still shows as the old folder name in certain places

    Hi Nick,

    I suggest you to try the steps provided below and check the behavior.

    • Create a new folder name it as 'My Videos'.
    • Now copy/cut and paste the contents which are in the folder "Videos", and delete the folder "Videos".
    • Now check the behavior.
    Please keep us updated with the status of the folder, to assist you further.

    Regards,
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Jul 16, 2020
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
    topgundcp, Jul 16, 2020
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  4. enso Win User

    Problem with folder name in 'This PC'

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
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