Windows 10: Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

Discus and support Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; It worked like a charm. Thank you for being there. I really appreciate it Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by danw700, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. dihrdskr Win User

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10


    It worked like a charm. Thank you for being there. I really appreciate it
     
    dihrdskr, Jan 25, 2017
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  2. Brink
    Brink New Member

    You're most welcome Ari. I'm glad it was able to help you. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jan 25, 2017
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  3. Your second option helped me restore my local Pictures folder from OneDrive. I tried right clicking then properties and restoring the default location, but I kept getting an access error. Thank You!
     
    TheEpicnor, May 2, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    I'm glad it could help TheEpicnor, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile
     
    Brink, May 2, 2017
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  5. mshanhun Win User
    Thanks so much for all the information in this thread.

    I used Move Location instructions to move my folder but somehow I ended up with the location of the documents being in the root directory. So I used the batch file to restore the location of my documents.

    Some how, on my D: drive I have a visual glitch...


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    Do you have any information on how I could fix this?

    Also, how can I move the location of the Public Documents etc since I only have the one user profile set up on this PC. I use the Public folders to access files with the other devices on our home network.

    Thanks so much for all your help.

    Melissa
     
    mshanhun, Aug 1, 2017
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    Brink New Member
    Brink, Aug 1, 2017
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  7. mshanhun Win User
    Thanks that appears to have fixed the problem - I still have the old My Documents icon on the Users/Melissa folder though. Is there a way to fix that? I'm not too worried about it but if it's simple that would be great.
     
    mshanhun, Aug 2, 2017
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    Great news so far.

    You might see if using the method below to change the folders's icon may fix it when clicking on "Restore Defaults" at step 4.

    *Arrow Change Folder Icon in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
     
    Brink, Aug 2, 2017
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  9. I was stuck at One Drive overriding default location for 'document', then had Onedrive uninstalled without setting it back to default document location. Voila it was pointing to broken one drive link....

    I tried "5. To Restore Your "Documents" Personal Folder Default Location" and it worked wonderfully to restore my broken Documents folder - it now points to my proper documents folder.

    Thanks alot.
     
    trashcanbin10, Aug 17, 2017
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome trashcanbin10. I'm glad it could help. *Smile
     
    Brink, Aug 17, 2017
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  11. IanAlex Win User
    @Shawn Brink - thanks for these batch files. They worked for me. I had tried to shift my user system folders off my SSD onto a secondary hard drive, following bad advice on the internet. This made a complete and utter mess and I could not restore the defaults. To my great relief, the batch files here have fixed it.

    However, I want to know if the registry entries that these batch files write, restore what was in the registry originally, or if they are a work-around that make the registry file different from how it originally was.
     
    IanAlex, Nov 25, 2017
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Ian, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    That's correct. The .bat files restore the default original entry in the registry for them.
     
    Brink, Nov 25, 2017
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  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    You're most welcome Alba, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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  14. alba1314 Win User
    Thanks for this tute Brinks! I created a new partition on my laptop and moved my Documents folder to it but then decided to merge the new partition back into the original C:\ drive but was facing the following error message whenever I tried to access my Documents folder from my Start Menu: The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list? Arrrgh! *Mad
    I was at my wits end trying to access the folder and totally flummoxed when I came across your post and "Hey Presto!", within seconds I was able to reset the path association and once again gain access to the Documents folder without encountering any further error messages simply by following your instructions. Thank you so much as you have saved me from tearing my hair out and having to purchase a new syrup, which is not exactly cheap these days.....
    Many appreciations to you Sir!
     
    alba1314, Apr 16, 2018
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