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I accidently made my documents folder my hard drive?

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terminator123

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Hello

When I tried to make my documents, music, pictures etc save to my second hard drive instead of Local disk C, i accidentally made "my documents" my hard drive folder because it is named "D:\" and now its all messed up?

http://puu.sh/gCJqE/14682fa90b.png

what ever gets added to d:\, gets added to my seconddrive

can someone help pls? :S
 

the great randini

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easy to fix: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/221837


How to Change the My Documents Folder Storage Location

When the properties of the My Documents folder (the desktop icon) are displayed and a group policy has not been established to redirect the folder, you can change the path to the My Documents folder and you can move the contents from the old location to the new location:

1.Right-click My Documents (on the desktop), and then click Properties.

2.In the Target box, type the new path to the My Documents folder, or click Move to browse to the folder and if needed, create a new My Documents folder. If the path you type does not exist, you are prompted to confirm creating a new folder.

3.Click Yes to move files from the old My Documents location to the new location, or click No if you do not want to move these files. Note that clicking No does not delete the files in the old location, but means they are no longer visible from My Documents after the change.


to restore default:


1.Right-click My Documents (on the desktop), and then click Properties.
2.Click Restore Default.
 

terminator123

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it comes up with thios when I create a new My documents and try and confirm

http://puu.sh/gCKqH/903b30b844.png

and also says it when i click restore default
 

the great randini

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you can take ownership of the files first, but it might be faster to just run system restore.

system restore http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc
To restore your PC to an earlier point in time


1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)


2.Enter Control Panel in the search box, and tap or click Control Panel.


3.Enter Recovery in the Control Panel search box, and then tap or click Recovery.


4.Tap or click Open System Restore, and then follow the instructions.




take ownership of files and change permissions http://www.7tutorials.com/take-ownership-and-change-permissions-files-and-folders
 

terminator123

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Ah okay will it affect any of my files though?
 

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If you're worried about losing documents/photos you've saved or created after the restore point, you will not lose those. They will be left untouched.

 

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Hmm okay then thanks. I will give it a try.
 
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