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Discus and support Windows 10 Desktop Folder Randomly Changes in File Explorer View in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; On Windows 10 in File Explorer that has the Quick Locations and all Locations listed in the left-hand menu, my folder "Desktop" randomly changed to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Ashley Rhodes, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Desktop Folder Randomly Changes in File Explorer View


    On Windows 10 in File Explorer that has the Quick Locations and all Locations listed in the left-hand menu, my folder "Desktop" randomly changed to "Downloads" even though the correct "Downloads" location remained the same. I am unable to change the folder name back to what it should be. The only way I can tell which one I need to navigate to in order to save/open is the icon.


    How in the world can I change it back when the name of it is grayed out in the properties? I've had this randomly happen to me before (same folder randomly changing its name) and the only way we could figure out how to get it to go back to the way it was originally named was to reimage the device (which I'd rather avoid if possible). Thank you in advance for any help/advice you're able to give!


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    :)
     
    Ashley Rhodes, Oct 11, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 11, 2019
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  3. mrgeek Win User
    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10


    "uhm that method does not work. i want to set folder view as List as default instead Details for all folders"
    Did you download and run Brink's .bat file in Step 1 ? Lacking that, look at the screens in post 3. In Step 5 'folders of this type' defaults to each of the Windows templates for Pictures, Music, etc. If you want ALL folders to have the same List view, r-click any folder in each of the 5 folders under This PC (Desktop does not apply) and hit 'Customize this folder'. Set to 'Optimize this folder for General Items". Then follow the screen in post 3 using List instead of Details in Step 1 and you should be good to go.
     
    mrgeek, Oct 11, 2019
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  4. Kreij Win User

    Windows 10 Desktop Folder Randomly Changes in File Explorer View

    How to make vista display same icon size for all opened folders in explorer ?

    Some suggestions
     
    Kreij, Oct 11, 2019
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