Duplicate Documents Folders in Navigation Pane

Hello everyone, Im having trouble with restoring Documents and Downloads folders in this pc. Initially i tried to change default folder locations (ssd to hdd) but it was a mess so I wanted to restore it back. Now im confused because whenever i try to "restore to default" at the properties location tab in either Documents of Downloads, it always ends up doing the same thing to the other, which result to duplicate. Need your help. Thank you! 

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Hello JanE19QG,

I'm John an Independent Advisor and a Microsoft user like you. I'll be happy to assist you today. I understand you have a problem with duplicate Documents Folder.

Please try this if it helps.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23504-resto...



Kindly let me know if this helps or if you have any further concerns.




Sincerely

John DeV
Independent Advisor

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Hello Sir, thank you for the response. But there's no location tab in the Downloads' properties. 

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Hello JanE19QG,

Thank you for updating me that information. Please try to delete that Downloads Folder.

After that, Please visit the link on my first reply then download Restore_Downloads_Default_Location.bat

Right click then run as Administrator

Wait for the process to finish then check if your Downloads Folder will be restored.

Right click the Downloads Folder then pin to Quick access if you like


Kindly let me know if this helps or if you have any further concerns.




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John DeV
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If you click in the Explorer Address bar & type:

shell:personal<Enter>

That will open the designated Docuemtns folder.

Do the same with:

shell:Downloads

If the same folder as before opens, you haven't untangeld them yet.

I can post some PowerShell code that can be pasted into a PowerShell window & run. Are you comfortable with that?

Keith

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Copy & paste the followiing into a PowerShell window to reset the Shell folders to point to default locations. Make sure Documents & Downloads folders exist in your UserProfile folder.

$usf = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders'

sl $usf

@'

Name,Value

{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B},%USERPROFILE%\Downloads

{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4},%USERPROFILE%\Downloads

Personal,%USERPROFILE%\Documents

{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756},%USERPROFILE%\Documents

'@ | ConvertFrom-Csv | ForEach{

   Set-ItemProperty . $_.Name $_.Value -Type ExpandString

}


Sign out & back in after running code.

Keith

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Last updated January 30, 2021 Views 46 Applies to: