Windows 10: Windows' Profile folder named Downloads

Discus and support Windows' Profile folder named Downloads in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, My profile folder (c:\Users\[profile]\ is shown as Downloads in Windows Explorer although it is not the Downloads folder (see picture). This... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tanin, Jul 10, 2019 at 3:52 AM.

  1. tanin Win User

    Windows' Profile folder named Downloads


    Hi,
    My profile folder (c:\Users\[profile]\ is shown as Downloads in Windows Explorer although it is not the Downloads folder (see picture).
    This happened when i mistakenly relocated the Downloads folder to "c:\Users\[profile]" instead of "c:\Users\[profile]\Downloads".

    As I couldn't manually relocate the Downloads folder afterwards (for some reason, there's no Location tab when the Downloads folder is set to the Profile folder) I had to reassign the Downloads folder with a bat file I found here:
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10

    The location itself, i.e. the path, is still my profile name, for example "c:\Users\" but it is still very annoying.

    I there a way to fix this?
    Thanks *Confused

    :)
     
  2. DSD
    DSD Win User

    Need help with changing name of user profile folder


    I would like to change the name of the user profile folder. I have found and tried a few methods including one from Microsoft forums. None of them worked. I kept getting something about my User needing to sign out and back in again that there was a problem, so I would sign out and back in again and it didn't work. I think the reason is because Windows created a TEMP user and would log me in under that so there would be a folder named C/User/TEMP and still the original named folder of C/User/myuserfolder.

    I found this on the forums here: Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    The instructions are very similar to what I have tried. In the above post John W used safe mode. Do I need to go through all the steps again as listed in the post and then go into safe mode, or can I just use safe mode to change the folder name?

    Also, are there newer instructions for how to do this with updates to Windows since the above thread was posted over a year ago?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. topgundcp Win User
    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name


    Suggestion:
    1. Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    2. Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    3. Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    4. Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
     
  4. Windows' Profile folder named Downloads

    Lost my "Downloads" FOLDER and somehow re-named my User Profile with this same "Downloads" Folder - Help!

    Hi,

    If the Downloads folder is deleted, disappeared or missing in Windows PC, then you'll not be able to find any downloaded files or data anymore. However, you can restore it back by following these steps:

    • Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Users\Default folder.
    • Right-click on Downloads in the right side pane and select
      Copy
      .
    • Navigate to C:\Users\your name folder and right-click the folder.
    • Select Paste.

    Then the missing Downloads folder shall be replaced and you’ll be able to use it properly again.

    Get back to us with the outcome.
     
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