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Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« on: April 06, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »
I had changed my target location to a separate partition for User folders and had OneDrive monitor some of them from there. After Creators Update I now have duplicates for said folders such as Pictures, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, etc., one for my customized 'S' (Storage) drive partition, and now one again one for C partition after this Creators update. OneDrive is still monitoring only the S partition folders.

So, is it safe just to delete these newly created User folders on the C partition, I don't care to be seeing two Downloads, Pictures, Documents, etc folders every time I open up the desktop User folder.

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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 09:47:27 PM »
Double-check that the target hasn't been moved back to C, and then I'd say it's OK to delete.

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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 09:56:55 PM »
Looks like target location was changed back to C drive by looking in my C:\Users\[Username] folder. Dang it. Windows update should have recognized that the default location targets were changed and left it alone. I'll deal with this later, but most likely will just try and delete these newly created folders. Will most likely have to change some settings, like where MS Edge sends downloads to.

I'll make sure I create a system restore point beforehand. I noticed that was disabled after the update as well.

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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 10:26:54 PM »
Glad you noticed about System Restore.  It is the first thing I set after a new build.  It is disabled with each build (feature update) because the old restore points aren't any good.  Instead, if there is a problem, Windows.old has to be used.


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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 03:36:10 AM »
OK, what I decided to do for now (and maybe permanently) was hide those extra user folders on C drive so they don't show when I open up the desktop's Documents folder. Only one that doesn't hide is the 'Desktop' folder, but I can live with that, I have no need to open that one anyway. I more often use a shortcut to file explorer and that extra Desktop folder at least doesn't show up there as quick access.

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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 06:23:49 AM »
You should be able to go to c:\users\<username>\ and right-click each folder, go into properties, and in the Location tab change it to the other location.

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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 07:47:40 AM »
You should be able to go to c:\users\<username>\ and right-click each folder, go into properties, and in the Location tab change it to the other location.

But to where, I've already done this a year ago, and now I got duplicates with this update. I'll just leave the new ones hidden. As long as OneDrive is recognizing my initial User folders that were re-targeted to the 'S' partition and maintaining them, I'm happy, and don't want to mess that up.

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Re: Default target location for folders, Creators Update
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 10:12:22 PM »
Aim them at the location you want, such as S:\Music or S:\Documents or ... that's where you had them before, somewhere on S: yes?