Windows 10: Windows Desktop path is located in my D Drive: how to revert to C:\Users\Name\Desktop?

Discus and support Windows Desktop path is located in my D Drive: how to revert to C:\Users\Name\Desktop? in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; During the reinstallation process of Windows 10 and then migrating to Windows 11, my desktop was created inside Onedrive despite me not using Onedrive.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Sammy888, Sep 28, 2022.

  1. Sammy888 Win User

    Windows Desktop path is located in my D Drive: how to revert to C:\Users\Name\Desktop?


    During the reinstallation process of Windows 10 and then migrating to Windows 11, my desktop was created inside Onedrive despite me not using Onedrive. Once the installation was finished, I uninstalled Onedrive.However, I believe a tweak was performed on my PC and my desktop is actually on D drive eg. D:\Main\Onedrive\Desktop\ despite program applications being installed on C drive eg: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.How do I fix the above?Thanks

    :)
     
    Sammy888, Sep 28, 2022
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  2. Desktop Folder's Location is set to C:\Users\USERNAME instead of C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop

    I tried the temporary user profile and it worked! The location of all the user folders (including the desktop) are now in the D drive which was the original aim.

    Although, the name of my user profile shows up as 'Desktop', but if you go into 'C:\Users\Ahnaf' it takes you to the 'Desktop' user folder and in the top directory bar it says C:\Users\Desktop but all the properties of the desktop don't take the place of
    the user profile folder.

    I guess it's fixed now - I'll just deal with my user folder being called 'Desktop'. Windows Desktop path is located in my D Drive: how to revert to C:\Users\Name\Desktop? :D

    Thanks for all the help!
     
    Ahnaf Tahmid, Sep 28, 2022
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  3. Desktop Folder's Location is set to C:\Users\USERNAME instead of C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop

    I was changing the location of the user folders (documents, pictures, downloads e.t.c) to my D drive instead of C because it has more space but accidentally messed up the location of the desktop folder. I then tried to change it back to how it was by setting
    its location to C:\Users\USERNAME but it didn't know the actual location should be C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop.

    Now the desktop folder has somehow taken up the location of my user folder, and if I try to create another folder with my username, it just says that the desktop IS the user folder. Anything I put in the desktop folder, of course, shows up on the pc desktop.

    Since this desktop folder takes the location of the user folder, it contains the AppData folder. If I try to move the folder properly to the D drive again, it gives the error message 'Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that
    can't be redirected. Access Denied.' If I try to restore default - C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop - the most obvious solution I get another error saying 'Cant redirect a parent to a child. The specified path is invalid.'

    I searched for a solution and I found that going into Regedit and then Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and clicking on Desktop, you can change the location. I tried this and entered the default
    location, restarted the computer, as well as the new location I was trying to get. Both times Regedit says the location is changed but there aren't any changes in the users folder.

    So now I've ended up with C:\Users containing 'defaultuser0', 'Desktop' and 'Public'. and my D drive containing all the user folders (documents, pictures, downloads e.t.c). I don't really know if it will cause any problems, but I don't think having the USERNAME
    folder and the Desktop folder merged together is very good...
     
    Ahnaf Tahmid, Sep 28, 2022
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  4. bhefff Win User

    Windows Desktop path is located in my D Drive: how to revert to C:\Users\Name\Desktop?

    Merged Desktop with D drive

    So my desktop was filling up space on my C drive, which is a 180gb SSD, so i tried to change the location to my D drive which is a 2tb HDD, but it merged the two and i cant revert the desktop back because my Program files on D are filled with games so
    its too big for C and i cant move those program files anywhere else.
     
    bhefff, Sep 28, 2022
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