Windows 10: Strange anomaly with Properties on Windows folder?

Discus and support Strange anomaly with Properties on Windows folder? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've noticed something strange on one of my w10 Home systems runjning 17763.316. When I right click the Windows folder to check properties, it shows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by EightK, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. EightK Win User

    Strange anomaly with Properties on Windows folder?


    I've noticed something strange on one of my w10 Home systems runjning 17763.316. When I right click the Windows folder to check properties, it shows under 3gb of data with around 15,000 files. When I drill down and select all and return properties that way, I get what I expect - 20+gb of data with just under 100,000 files.

    On my other system 17763.253, the propertiers when right-clicking on the Windows folder or from selecting all from within that folder returns the same values.

    Is there a known issue with .316?

    :)
     
    EightK, Mar 9, 2019
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  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Mar 9, 2019
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  3. psbecker Win User
    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10


    I just acquired a new laptop running Windows 10 and am trying to change the icons of the folders in the StartUp "Program" folder so that they would stand out a little better. I used my admin account and followed all the steps listed above, but when I clicked on "Apply", nothing happened. The same basic windows folder icon remained attached to the folder. I also tried to go into Properties and capitalize some of the folder names, but that didn't work either. Looks like something is protecting them, but I cannot figure out what it is much less how to get around this blockage, Any suggestions?
     
    psbecker, Mar 9, 2019
    #3
  4. Strange anomaly with Properties on Windows folder?

    Security tab in folder properties just disappeared

    Hi Nikola,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    • Is the issue specific to any particular file or folder?

    I suggest you to restore the Folder properties to default and check if it helps.

    Steps:-

    • Windows Key + E and click View.
    • Select Option and choose "Change folder and search options"
    • Go to View tab and Restore defaults.


    If you still face the issue, try running a System File Checker (SFC) Scan on the system and check if it helps.

    System file check is a utility built into the Operating System that will check for system file corruption the
    sfc /scannow command (System File Check) scans the integrity of all protected operating system files and replaces incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions with the correct versions where possible.

    I suggest you to try the steps provided, in the link below in order to run SFC scan on your computer.

    System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System Files & DISM to fix things SFC cannot





    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Mar 9, 2019
    #4
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