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One of my Common Folder is stuck in an unwanted location

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Steve Karsidi

#1
I've 2 logical drives with D: meant for for data. C: was running out of
space, so I moved all the Common Folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Links
etc) onto D: drive (eg D:\Documents)...but accidentally for Downloads it was
direct in D:\ root.

So when I open my personal folder, for Downloads it is replaced with the D:
drive icon (replaced the usual green/blue Downloads folder icon) consisting
of every data folders plus the recently moved Common Folders. So messy.

I wanted to restore the Downloads common folder back to default
"C:\Users\Steve\Downloads" but Vista won't let me with an error message:
Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "D:\System Volume
Information" Access is denied.

It's driving me nuts, no one including MS tech support can help. I need an
easy solution, can you help me please?

--
Steve
 

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#2
I've 2 logical drives with D: meant for for data. C: was running out of
space, so I moved all the Common Folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Links
etc) onto D: drive (eg D:\Documents)...but accidentally for Downloads it was
direct in D:\ root.

So when I open my personal folder, for Downloads it is replaced with the D:
drive icon (replaced the usual green/blue Downloads folder icon) consisting
of every data folders plus the recently moved Common Folders. So messy.

I wanted to restore the Downloads common folder back to default
"C:\Users\Steve\Downloads" but Vista won't let me with an error message:
Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "D:\System Volume
Information" Access is denied.

It's driving me nuts, no one including MS tech support can help. I need an
easy solution, can you help me please?

--
Steve
Hi Steve,

See if this tutorial will help you relocate your Downloads folder back to the default location. The Shell command will be "shell:downloads" (no quotes). You will probable have to change the registry settings to the default location to. (See the top of the tutorial)

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/107990-personal-user-shell-folders-move-location.html

Shawn
 

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