Windows 10: Windows CMD does not see Desktop when I move it around

Discus and support Windows CMD does not see Desktop when I move it around in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; on windows 10 1809, I prefer to have my Desktop folder on D:, same thing for important folders like Documents and Pictures. So I go with the file... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by lqlaow, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. lqlaow Win User

    Windows CMD does not see Desktop when I move it around


    on windows 10 1809, I prefer to have my Desktop folder on D:, same thing for important folders like Documents and Pictures. So I go with the file explorer to my user profile, then right click on those special folder and I locate then on D:\

    However, when I use CMD with a command like,
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    I get "the specified path does not exist"

    In CMD, I get , first when I use default path, ie those special folders have the default location,

    C:\Users\aaa>dir

    Répertoire de C:\Users\aaa

    03/04/2019 06:12 <DIR> .
    03/04/2019 06:12 <DIR> ..
    01/04/2019 18:19 <SYMLINKD> .OffRoad [D:\.OffRoad]
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> 3D Objects
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Contacts
    03/04/2019 06:12 <DIR> Desktop
    29/03/2019 10:23 <DIR> Downloads
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Favorites
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Links
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Music
    02/04/2019 17:56 <DIR> Pictures
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Saved Games
    28/03/2019 18:21 <DIR> Searches
    03/04/2019 06:01 101 337 sleepstudy-report.html
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Videos
    1 fichier(s) 101 337 octets
    14 Rép(s) 30 161 694 720 octets libres


    then when I move Desktop to D:,


    C:\Users\aaa>dir
    Répertoire de C:\Users\aaa

    03/04/2019 06:17 <DIR> .
    03/04/2019 06:17 <DIR> ..
    01/04/2019 18:19 <SYMLINKD> .OffRoad [D:\.OffRoad]
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> 3D Objects
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Contacts
    29/03/2019 10:23 <DIR> Downloads
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Favorites
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Links
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Music
    02/04/2019 17:56 <DIR> Pictures
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Saved Games
    28/03/2019 18:21 <DIR> Searches
    03/04/2019 06:01 101 337 sleepstudy-report.html
    28/03/2019 18:20 <DIR> Videos
    1 fichier(s) 101 337 octets
    13 Rép(s) 30 255 968 256 octets libres


    However, in the File explorer, I still see the Desktop, documents and all and they all point to my folders on D:\


    Windows CMD does not see Desktop when I move it around [​IMG]


    How do I correct this nasty bug ?

    :)
     
    lqlaow, Apr 3, 2019
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  4. Windows CMD does not see Desktop when I move it around

    New Apps not showing anywhere

    Hi Simon,

    I would suggest you add create a shortcut to these programs in the Desktop till we fix this issue. You can right click on the frequently used programs and select 'Send to Desktop' to create a shortcut for that program in Desktop. To troubleshoot this issue,
    I would suggest you to try the following steps and check:

    • Open an Administrator CMD window. If you can’t find a way, use these steps:
    • Press CTRL+Shift+ESC to open Task Manager.
    • Click File > Run New Task
    • Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
    • Type CMD
    • Type the following commands at the CMD prompt:

      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

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    Try these steps and let us know the results.
     
    Bennet Martin, Apr 3, 2019
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