Kitz ADSL Broadband Information
adsl spacer  
Support this site
Home Broadband ISPs Tech Routers Wiki Forum
 
     
   Compare ISP   Rate your ISP
   Glossary   Glossary
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Pages: 1 [2]

Author Topic: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice  (Read 906 times)

parkdale

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 493
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2021, 03:18:54 PM »

So you have 2 locations for your files C:\users\Documents and E:\Documents
The E:\Documents has the wrong Icon :fingers:

If you goto libraries on left side and right click on Documents to show folder paths
Logged
Vodafone FTTC ECI cab 80/20Mb connection / Fritz!box7590

Floydoid

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8764
  • Prog Rock Fan
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2021, 03:28:24 PM »

Yeah I've now just changed everything back to the default location - C:\Users\User\Documents, and moved everything from E:\Documents.
Logged
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Floydoid

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8764
  • Prog Rock Fan
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2021, 03:31:56 PM »


The E:\Documents has the wrong Icon :fingers:

That's because it's the Downloads icon which has got corrupted and thinks it's Documents.  I'll leave this discussion now as I don't think I'm explaining it well enough.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2021, 03:35:50 PM by Floydoid »
Logged
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

parkdale

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 493
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2021, 04:16:19 PM »

 :( If there's nothing in the folder , just delete it (E:\Documents)
Logged
Vodafone FTTC ECI cab 80/20Mb connection / Fritz!box7590

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2875
    • Thinkbroadband Quality Monitors
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2021, 04:21:48 PM »

That's because it's the Downloads icon which has got corrupted and thinks it's Documents.  I'll leave this discussion now as I don't think I'm explaining it well enough.

Perfectly obvious to me, what's supposed to link to Downloads is linking to Documents.  What I can't fathom is how that would happen and how to fix it.

I tested changing the location of Downloads to Documents and it merges them in that case, so doesn't have duplicates like yours.  Unfortunately once merged, you can't change them back so I can't test anything else.
Logged
INTAKE (ECI) 2xHome Hub 5A (OpenWRT) on Zen/Plusnet, 1xHauwei B535-232 on Voxi 4G, 1xHauwei H122-373 on Three 5G Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) WiFi: nanoHD (OpenWRT) + Honor Router 3
My Broadband History & Ping Quality Monitors

parkdale

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 493
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2021, 05:00:15 PM »

I found this for managing symlinks Junction Link Magic 2.0
Logged
Vodafone FTTC ECI cab 80/20Mb connection / Fritz!box7590

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2875
    • Thinkbroadband Quality Monitors
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2021, 09:02:06 PM »

Ah ha, what I did earlier DID replicate the problem after all!

Basically if you change the Downloads location to be Documents it merges the two.  Initially the downloads icon disappeared but when I rebooted it came back called Documents, just as in the screenshot above.

To make matters worse, when I did the above Windows said "if you change one system folder to point to another, this action cannot be reversed".  Absolutely bonkers!
Logged
INTAKE (ECI) 2xHome Hub 5A (OpenWRT) on Zen/Plusnet, 1xHauwei B535-232 on Voxi 4G, 1xHauwei H122-373 on Three 5G Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) WiFi: nanoHD (OpenWRT) + Honor Router 3
My Broadband History & Ping Quality Monitors

parkdale

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 493
Logged
Vodafone FTTC ECI cab 80/20Mb connection / Fritz!box7590

Floydoid

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8764
  • Prog Rock Fan
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2021, 11:24:39 AM »

Brilliant thanks - that's done the trick - I will store the reg fix file for posterity.
Logged
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2875
    • Thinkbroadband Quality Monitors
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2021, 12:40:07 PM »

I don't understand why Microsoft would let you do something that cannot be automatically reversed.  I get that it would never be seamless as one of the folders would have to be fresh with you moving the files you want afterwards, but to just claim it cant be done period is dumb.

Then again its Windows 10, the number of dumb things they've done can no longer be counted on fingers and toes.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 03:41:18 PM by Alex Atkin UK »
Logged
INTAKE (ECI) 2xHome Hub 5A (OpenWRT) on Zen/Plusnet, 1xHauwei B535-232 on Voxi 4G, 1xHauwei H122-373 on Three 5G Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) WiFi: nanoHD (OpenWRT) + Honor Router 3
My Broadband History & Ping Quality Monitors

Floydoid

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8764
  • Prog Rock Fan
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2021, 12:59:44 PM »

It's crackers.
Logged
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Floydoid

  • Addicted Kitizen
  • *****
  • Posts: 8764
  • Prog Rock Fan
Re: Windows Explorer Documents folder displaying twice
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2021, 08:07:36 AM »

Curiously, since applying that patch to rebuild the system folders, I have allowed KB5001330 to reinstall, and no longer get the boot loop annoyance as discussed here.

Could be coincidental, or maybe MS have actually done something about it. The jury is out.

Logged
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
Pages: 1 [2]
 

anything