File Explorer: System Folders. I somehow renamed Document to Desktop. Now I have 2 Desktop Folders

So somehow I renamed "Documents" to "Desktop". I just want to rename it back to "Documents"
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Also the following article can be useful, especially if both folders are pointing to the same location.

Fix Shell Folders Like Music and Videos Merged and Pointing to Same Folder : http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/shell-folders-merged-music-videos-same-folder/

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

I understand the inconvenience caused to you. I will be glad to assist you for the issue.

I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

1. Type desktop in the search box.
2. Right click on the folder which was changed desktop name.

3. Select properties, check the Location of that folder and navigate to the location.

4.  Inside your user account folder, right click on the folder which was changed desktop name and click on Rename.

5. Change the name to Documents and close the window.

6. Press Windows + E keys from the Keyboard and check.

I hope this helps. Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.

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