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WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

Q: WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

When I type a letter it automatically goes to My Documents folder, then I have to manually move it to another folder I have created that is on my desktop (business letters). Can I format WORD to automatically send anything typed on WORD to this new folder I have made?

A: WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

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Good afternoon,
     I use exchange online a lot (OWA) and a few days ago Internet Explorer started defaulting to OneDrive Documents Folder instead of my local Documents folder. It was running fine before that. Not sure what changed. I have since changed
settings in OneDrive to save locally instead of on OneDrive and even disabled OneDrive completely. However, every time I try to add an attachment from Internet Explorer, it defaults to my OneDrive folder and not my local folder. Anyone know of a fix? Yes,
I know I could just use a different folder and copy from my Documents folder to the new folder, but there's obviously an issue that I would like to fix. Thank you all for your help.

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I've created a batch file containing the xcopy command to copy the entire partitioned drive to a folder on an external hard drive. However, when it is executed it works fine but the destination folder, called Backup, becomes a hidden system folder. Does any one know why this is the happening. I'm performing the xcopy on my parents computer, which is on win7.
Code is as follows:

REM This copies the intire H drive (Laptop Parition) to G drive (Segatemega Drive)
xcopy H:\ G:\Backup /D /E /C /R /I /K /Y


A:xcopy - destination folder becomes a hidden system folder - why?

Not my forte but I believe adding the attribute to remove hidden and system would work. Not sure about the syntax, but since you seem to have a handle on it, something like:

xcopy H:\ G:\Backup /D /E /C /R /I /K /Y
attrib -h -s G:\Backup

Microsoft Corporation

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Let me start from the top a few weeks ago I started getting the following error when renaming a file on the desktop "The destination folder or path would be too long..." yadda yadda, I have searched every where and even tried solutions that fix other similar issues but not the same Issue, I should also mention the fact that I am able to rename folders using command prompt and able to rename files normally, but it doesn't like me renaming ANY folders anywhere on my system not even directly on the C;\ Drive, I shall also copy and paste my dxdiag so you can see my system info

System Information
Time of this report: 10/18/2014, 11:52:45
Machine name: D1-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: N61PB-M2S
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1992MB used, 6194MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems ... Read more

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I have recently bought a lenovo y580 intended as a desktop replacement but more so for gaming. The game is play is arma 2. For speed, I installed a crucial 256 GB SSD and I have my OS on it, I also put the games on to it.
Now an inherent problem with the laptop is the heat it generates - after researching I found that the build is fairly poor in that the CPU and GPU heat transference happens on to the HDD which heats up to alarming levels.
While installing mods, the installer ends up putting the mods into the documents folder which (I do not know HOW this happened!) reside on D: (the hdD and not SSD). I thought the default, while installing the OS, would be on C:
So while playing the game some stuff is still accessed from the HDD, I would ideally like everything to be read off the SSD, this is for 2 reasons - one is speed and the other is the above mentioned reason, if I dont use the HDD then its heating might reduce.

So that was all the background - now to the meat of the question. I know I can change my Documents location from one drive to another. My question is would games/apps work without changes, would the registry changes happen automatically when the location is changed? I did not want to end up hitting the move button without knowing the repercussions. Hence the question, please let me know your opinions and options I have.


A:Changing documents folder from D: and its effects

If you make the changes using the Location tab in the folder's Properties, then everything else will follow automatically and everything will be ok.

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Q1. When I look at the folders in C:\Users\User-Name , I can see a [My Documents] folder. I double click on [My Documents] and the location now is C:\Users\User-Name\Documents , why is the folder name different from the exact folder location? (I notice all other folders that have the word "My" has the same situation)

Q2. If I want to move the My Documents to another drive D:, I should create a new folder in D: as [Documents] (without the word "My") or should I create a new folder [My Documents]?

Q3. I intend to follow this article User Folders - Change Default Location to move My Documents folder, in the article it says
"OPTION TWO 3. Create a New Folder by right clicking or press and hold on a empty space in the main window there, and click/tap on New and Folder. Name the new folder without spaces (ex: "Music" for My Music) for the user folder that you want to move there. (See screenshots below) NOTE: The name that you type in for the new folder will be what you see as the user folder name in the Start Menu (shell:UsersFilesFolder) location when finished with all of these steps. It would be best to use the same name as the user folder to avoid confusion."
"OPTION TWO 8. Navigate to the same location as in step 2 and 3 above, then select the renamed new folder (ex: Music), and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (See screenshot below)"

Is the second screenshot at OPTION TWO 3. and screenshot at OPTION TWO 8. wrong... Read more

A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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When I click on the name of Word document in a folder to open it, it hangs and then says "Not responding". (This just started happening.) I have the same problem with files in Excel and html (where I use Firefox).

However, I can open files fine if I go to Word and use File, Open.

For some reason, I can still use a folder to open PowerPoint and Adobe files.

I have Windows XP and use Office 2007.

I regularly scan my computer for viruses (with Norton) and for spyware (with SpySweeper) and haven't found any problems.

Does anyone know how to fix this?


A:Word/Excel documents won't open from folder

Hey Ray,

I had a similar problem which was probably different than yours, but here it is for your info. I couldn't access EXCEL or WORD. I would get a lock up and eventually a "can't open excel' message. The short of it was my NORTON had gotten corrupted and because it was set to scan those documents upon opening, it cause them to halt.

Maybe that tidbit will lead you somewhere. Good luck.

- Castleheart

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Destination Folder Access Denied
You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder.
<Folder/Sub-Folder Name>
Date created: <Creation Date>
I get this dialog files whenever I try to modify (copy, delete or edit) contents of the "C:\Program Files" folder or its sub folders. When I click the Continue button, everything goes on fine without any problem. Some programs give write errors when I try to modify a file inside Program Files with them (e.g.; Notepad++ gives write error when I try to edit a text file inside one of the sub-folders of the Program Files folder).

I'm the only user on this computer, and I'm already the administrator who installed this Windows. There is no other OS installed on this machine.

This problem has been occurring for a long time. At first I ignored it, but later it started to became bothersome. I don't remember how have it started, or what had I done before it first appeared.

What can I do to stop Windows showing me this dialog box? I want to freely modify contents of any directory in my computer. This is a home computer, I have no social privacy concerns.

(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Up-to-date)

A:"Destination Folder Access Denied" when modifying Program Files folder

You could try disabling UAC.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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ok, i've been trying to move this folder for a while now and it just won't work. i've given every user all the privileges to edit the folder, but i still can't. i've tried deleting files from within the folder and they delete, but then re-appear again???

this is the first time i've encountered the problem.

what can i do? nothing seems to work. it's an important folder with 90% of my work in it.


A:"Destination folder access denied" whenever I try to move a specific folder?

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...on external hard drives. is there a way to take control on the whole drive? (TONS of folders on 2 different drives that i'd like to rename, etc here and there.


A:"destination folder access denied" on folder/file rename

Hi BleepingCrazy,

You can try taking ownership of the drive instead of each folder.

Hope this helps,

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I've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!


A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.


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I have a problem in installing the Adobe Acrobat professional 7. During installing this software , the software cannot access to the folder Documents and Settings/all Users/Documents. I know that I am the administrator of the computer but when I want to acess to the folder it denied. I think during uninstalling the old version of Adobe 5, this problem was happened (maybe I deleted some share files).

the Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 cannot copy any file in this folder (Documents). I would appreciate it if you could help me to fix this problem so I can install this software.


A:Access Deniel For Documents Folder In All Users Folder

Please help me to fix my computer.


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I cannot unmerge them!

I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible.

right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach

The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment

I had initially thought to save space on my ssd by having the folders point to an external drive. i then added a 2nd internal drive and decided to return the 2 folders to their original location.
(Both folders where titled E:/ as i had foolishly redirected them both to the same location)
when i right clicked on the downloads folder and changed its default location back to normal, then both folders changed. all my downloads and documents are intact, they are just duplicated. both folders have documents and downloads.

i have tried various regedit solutions from this site to no avail.


A:Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder

Hello likwidboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your Downloads and Documents folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2 and version 8.0 of Works.

Now when I start up the Works word processor and I use the "Open" function, it always opens in "My Documents". When I use "WordPad" it opens in the last folder used. Is there a way to make the Works word processor act like this? If not, is there a way to change the default opening folder? (Also is there a way to change the default location where a file is saved?)

Also, since this is closely related, I'll ask this: When you use the Open function in the Works wp, you get the "Open" dialog box. At the bottom there is a drop down box called, "Files of type". It always opens with "Works Document (*.wps). If you click the drop down box, one of the options is "All Files (*.*). Is there a way to change it to this?



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Changing folder icons to show open or closed and changing default folder icons like "Favorites".

Here we go again.

I have recentely learned how to change a folder icon manually in Windows Explorer, and now would like to be able to manually change the folder so it shows the folder open and shows the folder closed.

I would also like to know how to change default folder like "Favorites" and "Control Panel"

A:Changing folder icons to show open or closed and changing default folder icons.....

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I was hoping to be able to change the default icon for "My Videos" folder. I have renamed it to "Downloads" to use as my download folder. I was hoping to be able to do this without creating a desktop.ini file. I'm hoping it's a registry entry, or failing that, I could change the icon in the dll, but a registry entry would be a lot easier.

Also, the "Recent" folder is never used, and I'd like to hide it from the user\recent list.

I included a picture to make it easier to understand what I'm talking about. I edited out the user name for privacy reasons.

A:Changing My Videos Folder Icon, Hide Recent Folder?

This for recent: Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Is the download folder that was a video folder the preexisting video library? If so: Replace Librarie Icons by bluefisch200 on DeviantArt otherwise right click --> properties --> customisation --> change icon

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A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.
In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

A:EZStickyNotes folder appears out of nowhere in Documents folder!

Originally Posted by DSmith148

A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.

In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

You downloaded it through shareware. it was probably bundled.

Windows Vista already has sidebar sticky notes.

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Is there a way to password protect a folder without having to password protect all the dcouments in the folder?

A:password protect a folder rather than documents in the folder

This is not a "business applications" question, but a Windows question. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. Good luck!

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As said it title...the folder view gives options for music folders. I've tried going into Options/Folder Options and restoring default, but this doesn't work. I'm sure this happened before and I had to go into config something but can't remember. I'd appreciate any help.

A:My (my Documents) Folder Thinks It's A Music Folder

Hi mischievous and welcome to BleepingcomputerI have did some research on your promblem and I have found some information on your issue.You can read this site, deals with a very similar promblem like yours.

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recently an unknown folder named "Documents" appeared in my Downloads folder

i deleted it and then it came back, no matter how many times i deleted it, it will keep reappearing for no reasons

that folder is empty, can someone tell me how to get rid of it? PERMANENTLY !

sorry im new here

A:Documents folder keep reappearing in Downloads folder

Have you checked for malware (i.e. ran your AV program)?

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Moving some docs from old pc to new win10 via stick. I wanted those files in the local doc folder not MSOne Drive.

I just assumed that "documents" under THIS PC was my local documents. But it points to one drive. When I tired to reset it to default. See attach pictures.

While I tried to reset it, multiple "copies" of "documents" showed for a little while. See Pic

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Every time I move a file from one folder or directory to another...the destination folder shows the date and time of the current activity and the original file creation date/time is lost ? Is there a way to move/copy files from one folder to another...or one drive to another...without having the destination file's properties updated to the current date and time ?


A:Can you keep file dates from changing when moving folder to folder

If you move within folders on the same drive the date and time are preserved. If you move from one drive to another the create date changes.

A google search indicates RoboCopy can do this (or at least I think that's what it was saying).

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Hi and thanks for your time and expertise: I tried to download freeware JPEGCompress for my many images on web gallery, but destination folder I indicated a few months ago(wrongly) is FrontPage. I did not know what to indicate then-still don't. Should downloads go to Explorer and how do I change my mistake. I downloaded the compression info onto a zip disk ,got off internet, onto Frontpage to work on photos that take so long to download. But nothing happened. Feel like I'm in pre school. Could you advise? Thanks,Shannon

A:different destination folder

Most programs have a place to change the default save directory. Look for program options under file or tools. If that doesn't work you can always specify a different save location and it should always go there during the program session.

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Can someone tell me how to change the default destination folder? Every time I go to install something, XP wants to install it on my D: drive and I want to make it my C: drive without having to manually change it all the time. Thanks for any help.

I mean I want to install to C:\Program Files and not D:\Program Files as it does right now.

A:Destination Folder

There is a solution offered to a similar problem here:

It may be worth a look

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Have spent days trying to find any information concerning my problem, but had found none that helped.

The actual problem is that my .NET Framework 1.1 stopped functioning after I have created a second user on my PC and blocked the both of the drives (/:C and /) in order to stop Guests from browsing it. Before that, there were no problems whatsoever.

To fix the problem I have followed all the guides that I have been able to find on Microsoft Site and also sites like this one. I have managed to remove .NET Framework from my Add/Remove Program list (update disappeared by itself later). Then I have tried reinstalling it by downloading all the possible versions from 1.0 to 1.1.4. Could not install any of them due to the fact that the setup doesn't initialise and instead gives me a message saying "Cannot change to destination folder". Obviously the updates are not working becaue there is no 1.0 or 1.1 installed.

Have tried downloading the Windows Installer Clean up tool, but no luck there either. The same message is popping up.

Have tried installing other programs, not Microsoft related, worked fine, no messages.

For the first time in my life I have hit the wall while working with windows, is it the case of reinstalling the whole thing?

Thank you in advance

A:Cannot change to destination folder.

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When I try to select the destination folder where setup will install files, which is C/Program Files\ Internet Postage. This is the message I get: is having difficulties installing to the destination folder. Please select a different destination folder. What do I do? I've tried other folders and it will not install to any of them. Thanks

A:installing to destination folder

If you have a previous install of uninstall it, in Add Remove Programs, and restart the computer. Browse to C:\Program Files\ (if that file exists) and right click it and delete it. Do a Search for any other folders and delete them. Try the install again, and let it install to the default folder it wants to install to (don't browse to the folder, don't try to install it to a different folder, )

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So after never having a problem downloading a program or game to my computer, out of the blue I am trying to download a 22meg game from, a site I goto on a reg basis, to a folder I always download to, has not changed since I have had this computer, now allofasudden when the game is almost downloaded I get 'destination folder access denied', and this is happening to any site i go to now.Did a setting get curpted or changed without my knowing or a windows update change things? I am running vista home premium sp2 with 4g of ram, I use nod32 antivirus and have spybot also

A:destination folder access

Your post suggests you have a bug. Here is the link to the forum where you can get help. Here.

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Can anyone tell me what "Can not change to destination folder" means? I'm trying to install MSN Messenger, and when I click on it, I get this message. Thanks!

A:Can Not Change To Destination Folder

Seems that the download went wrong somewhere,you need to set a folder where you want it downloading to before you download (I always find My Documents a good place) bet would be to uninstall and try again ....have a look here

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Hi,I have a desktop & Laptop both running windows 7.Now the desktop when I open my documents from the start method I have a folder in there ''Pictures''If I open this up its my pictures all's fine.
Now on the laptop I open my documents in the same way but there is no ''picture'' folder there.
So which is correct,If the laptop is the correct way how do I move this ''picture folder'' from my documents on the desktop.
Question Which is correct desktop or laptop setup?

Many thanks.

Update.When I click start > my computer > right click documents > properties > it shows up as 'My Pictures not My Documents'

A:Picture folder in my documents folder.

Just rename it to my pictures make that your picture folder and rename the picture folder to documents. If they are out of place you can drag and drop as you please onto the favorites bar

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I am really perplexed as to what is going on with a Documents folder. It's not MY DOCUMENTS, but rather, the Libraries-Documents folder (versus the my documents under my user profile/name).

The folder is FULL of garbage. This includes things that appear to be "temp files" (but with valid file types such as jpg, mp3)...also in there doc files, png, tdb, diz, ebc, and others I don't even recognize. Some of these things include package files from the Sims series games (there were a TON of them in there) and others included pictures that I did NOT save locally (as if it were a temp file from the web). There are even many duplicates of some of these pictures. Some I *DID* save as part of a genealogy project, but I didn't save them there....I saved them in a completely different folder with a completely different name.

Needless to say, I've got a LOT of work ahead of me cleaning this sucker out (thousands of files to the tune of 16.5gigs...seriously).

How are these files getting here and how can I prevent it from happening again?

Thanks in advance!

A:Is the Documents folder being used as a Temp Folder???

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Im running windows 10 and Ive been having lots of issues with one drive so I decided to unlink it to my pc and turn it off completely.
The documents folder in 'this pc' no longer works now as the folder path goes to one drive. is there a way of fixing this?
Also the documents folder is missing from from 'the folder with my user name' (the one with all the lovely icons). When I try to create a new folder and call it documents, an error shows that I cant have two folders with the same name. I therefore thought that the folder may have been hidden so I set show hidden files and it showed me a my documents folder that was faded out and I cant do anything with that. no idea what that means.
The only place in which the documents folder still exists is in my user account?s folder in the c drive and library.
Can anyone help with this issue?

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Hi Everyone,

This is a small part of a huge ordeal that I have gone through today with the error "Destination Folder Access Denied" that I want to try to explain as it may lead to help with larger issues.

I have a few folders in my "Music" folder, two of which are "Amazon MP3" and "Civ". When I try to rename either of them or move them to the desktop (I have no particular need to now, but I could in the future) I receive an error: "Destination Folder Access Denied" with the subheading "You need permission to perform this action" and the equally useless options "Try Again" and "Cancel".

I have figured out how to get this to stop, but only temporarily. Inside Amazon MP3 is a folder called "Vladimir Horowitz" (the composer of this piece of music). Inside that is "Horowitz Plays Chopin_Volume 2". Inside that is the MP3 file of the actual music. So, I have found that if I cannot rename Amazon MP3 or move it, this works: I go into Amazon MP3, then into Vladimir Horowitz, which contains Horowitz Plays Chopin_Volume 2, and rename Horowitz Plays Chopin_Volume 2 to "1". I then right-click in that folder to select "undo rename", so it returns to its original name. I then go up into the Amazon MP3 folder and rename Vladimir Horowitz to "1", and then undo the rename. Then I go into Music, select Amazon MP3, and I can rename it and move it now!

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A:Destination Folder Access Denied

It does sound like a permissions issue, but you have specifically asked not to go there , so I will not.
What I would do, since it works in safe mode is suggest a clean boot.
If it works in clean boot, you can follow the instructions to find the cause.
Safe Mode works with basically just drivers, so its not a drivers issue. Clean boot works without any start up programs, anti virus etc. Lets hope it is some software that is the cause of the problem
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
To be on the safe side you may also want to run a full anti virus scan and download and run an updated, full scan of malwarebytes.
If none of these ideas work, try a system restore from before the problem started.
System Restore - How to

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Member gil777t suggested I post here as it might be a bug problem I am facing. I download a file from any site, when it is almost down I get 'destination folder access denied' and inside the box 'you need permission to perform this action'.I checked permissions and my name under admin had full, under users it didn't so i changed it to full with the same result.I have never had to change permission as I am the only one on this computer.I am running vista home premium sp2.I have run malwarebytes and spybot with nothing picked up
wasn't sure if I should post a hijackthis logfile until it was requested

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Hi All,

I am experiencing problem,, when trying to copy folders and files to a further drive, as certain filed are not copied, but a message is received saying : "The file name(s) in the destination would be too long for the destination folders. You can shorten the file name, or try a location that has a shorter path".
Both suggestions given in the message do not practically work for me / wil be impractical, as this involves more than 100 files and folders. Previous suggestions i found on some blogs,where to download a windows update from Nov 2014, and to install a hotfix for this problem (for windows 7 though only !). Both did not work. Please give further advise as available, e.g. is there a similar hotfix for windows 8 or windows 8.1 ?

Thanks for your time and help,


A:The file name(s) would too long for the destination folder

Historically files were named in an 8.3 convention, 8 characters for the name, the period/dot and up to 3 characters for the extension. With the advent of Windows 95 we got LFN/Long File Names that could be up to 255 characters. With the 8.3 the root of a drive could hold up to 512 files, adding Directories [renamed to Folders since Win95] allowed many more files to be in the Folders. With the LFN system the total files allowed in the root of a drive was reduced to about half because both types of file names had to be saved. The limit on LFN length applies to both the root of a drive and a Folder on the drive. All this is pretty basic, can get more complicated.

Might look at this MSDN page:

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Hi there,
I'm getting this very annoying problem (i've had it countless times before, too) where a folder I am trying to delete/overwrite a file in is refusing me access. I get the error message "Destination Folder Access Denied". The folder was created by an installer for a program (it's in program files), just now, by me, with me logged in. I am the only account on the computer, and i'm an administrator.

Now the basics and usual stuff is out the way, here's what i've tried. I've tried giving me ownership (it was previously set to "System" or something). That didn't work. Under the "Security" tab of the folder properties, everything is ticked for "Administrators", as well, so I really can't see why the hell Vista isn't allowing me full access to a folder, created and owned under my login (heck, i'm the only account on this pc!). Highly frustrating and illogical, but I've come to expect that from vista now.

I'm hoping someone can help me through this extremely frustrating problem!! Thanks guys

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

1. Being an adminstrator does not = being THE administrator.
Which OS? Which version if Vista? Which SP?

How have you fixed this, in the past?

2. Did you try this method?

3. Have you tried programs such as Unlocker?

4. Or other methods suggested here?

5. How about using an UBCD?

Keep us posted.

Best of success.


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I have a similar question. I got a new computer recently, and I am trying to move some mp3 files from my old hard drive (running Windows XP) onto my new system (running Vista 64x). Currently I have my old hard drive plugged in via USB from a PocketBoy. I was able to locate the files, but when I try to move them, I keep getting a message prompting for permission. Then after 1 layer of security, I get another message telling me "Destination Access Folder Denied" "You need permission to access this folder"
Can anyone help me? Which setting do I need to change to allow the transfer?
Thanks for any help you can provide. My apologies if this thread is redundant.

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Hello everyone, I hope you can help me solve this problem:

You'll see, when I send a picture file from my android cellphone, it automatically gets transferred to "My Pictures", although I have specified the BT destination to a different folder. If I try to send any other file type, it gets sent to the destination I specified. Is there any way to prevent image files from being sent to "My Pictures"?
Thanks in advance

A:Bluetooth destination folder trouble!

I don't use Bluetooth,but I'll suggest you to use this tool for data transfering from your Android device.
FJ Software Development

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Hi everyone!
Im new to this forum, and was hoping i could get a little help here with this.
Firstly, specs/OS etc as most forums want that..

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
MoBo: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
Ram: 16gigs Patriot Viper 3 1600mhz
GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition
HDD's: Adata Premier Pro SP900 128gb + 3T WD + 3x WD 2T + 500gig
PSU: Huntkey 900w PSU
Case:AEROCOOL Strike X

How my drives work..Obviously, OS is on the SSD.. 500GB is sort of a Net drive where if i go to a lan people can dump things in there then i sort out to one of the other drives later on.

Ohk problem time now. When i copy stuff TO the 500GB .. all is fine, works as normal .. But any of my other drives, im getting "Destination Folder Access Denied" ( not sure how the attachments work here but i attached a screenshot. ) If i click Continue in the box, it will copy to the other drive as per normal, but why am i having to provide this Administrator permission every time i copy something from one drive to another? My account is the Admin account. How can i stop this popping up all the time? I have changed UAC settings to never notify but still get this problem. Most annoying.
I do hope someone can help with this problem


A:Destination Folder Access Denied

i've seen your issue posted on a couple of sites. After taking ownership, Access Denied still Appears.

From one site;

1. Control Panel > User accounts > Change UAC settings - drop the slider to the bottom
2. In start screen pres win key + S, type 'Local Security Policy' search and press enter
3. Go to Local Policies > Security Options, scroll to the bottom and find 'User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode' to Disabled
4. Restart PC when prompted
5. Re-add your user account to Temp permissions and re-enable the option from step 3
I cant tell you its going to work.

Here is another

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I wasn't sure where to put this question but hopefully someone will redirect me.

Router: Asus WL-500G Premium V2
External hdd:WD elements desktop 2.0 2TB, NTFS

I tried to read/write files on the hdd when direct connected with usb to a computer. And that works fine.

Now I connected the hdd to the router,locally named EMYLINK, with USB.
Now I can see my hdd as a shared subfolder, part1, under network in windows 7.

The recent written files I can read. But when trying to write to the hdd I get the following error message.

"Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

When connected by usb to my computer I changed the permission for the hdd so that everyone can do everything. Just to see if it made any difference but it didn't.

I also have another hdd,part0, connected which works fine through the network.
WDE1U5000, FAT32, a few years old.

Might this be a problem caused by NTFS. Or is it some OS changes of the permission I need to do?

Enlight me!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3958 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462497 MB, Free - 343772 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , Aspire 5741G , V1.08, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: None

A:Destination folder access denied!

Sorry to say this, but have you configured this with HomeGroup? Try starting from scratch with HomeGroup and make your LAN with that, it'll be easier for P2P and file transfers/cloud storage, hop this helped.

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I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Originally Posted by Chrisdizick

I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

To this there was reply in another category. You can find that reply at the following link:
Destination Folder Access Denied

Hope this may be of some use to any other users!

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I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

(Please forgive the post in 2 different categories).

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Originally Posted by Chrisdizick

I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

(Please forgive the post in 2 different categories).

Question: from which folder are you trying to delete files? Anything in "C:\Program Files", "C:\Program Files (x86)" or "C:\Windows" is generally more protected than they where in older versions of Windows.

If the files you are trying to delete in a different folder, then perhaps you are having trouble because they are still open by Steam? In many case, when a program open a file, it "locks" it for exclusive use until it is closed. Try shutting down Steam and then try and delete again.

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My wife has just gotten a new computer with Windows Vista on it. I'm a little uncomfortable with the "Easy Transfer" so I mapped her "My Documents" folder from the old computer as a drive on the new computer. I then started trying to copy some of the files to the new computer. I am continually getting a "Destination Folder Access Denied" on many of the files. The strange thing is that some of the files will copy, yet others will not. I have full admin privileges on both computers. Any thoughts.



A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Ok, I've discovered something. I am looking at the folder on the old computer (running XP Home) from the new computer (running Vista Home Premium). When I right click the files and go to properties->Security, the files that I can't copy say "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission setting". While the files I can copy show me a list of Groups or user names and a permissions box. My guess is that somehow the permissions on the SOME of the files on XP got a security set to them, but I have no idea how or how to change it.


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Hello TSG!

Today i was installing OFFICE 2007 one of my friends PC,
Problem is that

" OFFICE 2007 installing in C: drive Automatically"
i want to change the installation directory to another drive,
No option is coming up Just installing Everything by itself


A:Solved: Change Destination Folder

well I've got the solution
Thanks for doing Nothing

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Dear forum, hello. I have some questions as I am kinda noob at these things.
1. About the 1st to 3rd thing in the log. That things. I play this MMORPG game called C9 and at the launcher, it freaking shows me this and multiple pop-ups(pop-up of those 1st 3 things in the log). Like why??:
 virusmaybe.png   361.9KB
Of course I choose no. The other people in the game said they don't have these pop-ups. Problem is....
2. ...I CAN'T find the destination folder!! I showed all the hidden files to access AppData, but there's not even a folder called "INETCOOKIES"!!! I scanned these every day, deleted it every day and they STILL come back. What the heck??
3. And how common is SQLITE? It seems to pop up no matter where I go? How common is Spyware in general?
Thankyou in advance.
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
Generated 10/24/2015 at 00:57 AM
Application Version : 6.0.1208
Database Version : 12129
Scan type       : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:59:07
Operating System Information
Windows 8.1 Home Single Language 64-bit (Build 6.03.9600)
UAC On - Limited User
Memory items scanned      : 835
Memory threats detected   : 0
Registry items scanned    : 50144
Registry threats detected : 0
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A:Destination folder untraceable & SQLITE?

Hello Cherant and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.
It appears that you do indeed have adware/spyware and this will affect your computer, not anyone else’s as it is not connected to the program you are trying to run.
Regarding SQLite entries, these are quite normal.
Let’s try and clean this up but first please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:
please follow all instructions in the order posted
please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!
Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested
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Backing up an entire SSD to large HDD using a copy command. I received the following message indicating that 50,000 files are too long.

Can anyone explain this situation and what I must do different?

A:File name too long for destination folder?

Filenames can be up to 255 characters and total pathlength should not exeed 260 characters.

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hi All,

Have a problem moving files from my laptop to my desktop. They are on a Homegroup, both running Win 7. When I try copying files from my laptop to my desktop, and I initiate this on the laptop, I get an error saying "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action." But if I initiate the same file copy from my desktop, then it works fine. Any suggestions? thanks

A:Destination folder access denied

Quote: Originally Posted by Envy17

hi All,

Have a problem moving files from my laptop to my desktop. They are on a Homegroup, both running Win 7. When I try copying files from my laptop to my desktop, and I initiate this on the laptop, I get an error saying "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action." But if I initiate the same file copy from my desktop, then it works fine. Any suggestions? thanks

If you can copy files from the homegroup network, but not move them, then the source computer is sharing it's file over the homegroup with read-only access.

Check the homegroup settings on the computer you're trying to move files from...

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Computer\Local Disk(C
Programs Files
Program Files(x86)

Ok I should not have a Folder listed Program Files(x86) considering when i did my windows vista ultimate update i chose 64 bits not 86.

I tryed to get rid of it but it keeps telling me Destination Folder Access denied

I have UAC Turned Off due to my program Slysoft AnyDVD .It resorts in problems if i have it turn on.But Surely that isnt the problem,Anybody knows how to follow through with the delete

A:Destination Folder Access denied

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hi I moved the contents of a backup video dvd onto my laptop into its video folder. It was VIDEO_TS AND AUDIO_TS. Now i am trying to move those two folders into one folder with the name of the movie. The audio one moved in fine but the video one gives me this message that reads Destination Access Folder Denied. You need Permission...
I need some help

Thanks you in ahead

A:Destination Access Folder Denied

Try Taking Ownership of the Folder or use Unlocker.

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Sorry if this is a repeat post but I?ve found so much about this issue that I?m bewildered & haven?t found a Fix. I?m 65 & legally blind so searching the net isn?t as easy as it used to be.
I have one of a kind Family pics that if lost are gone forever so I back them up on 2 ext HD?s in case 1 HD goes bad.
I keep getting the error message; File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder.
Does anyone have a fix for this or at this point I would be willing to buy an easy to use program.
Thanks in advance, Mike.

A:File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder

From what folder do you want to copy from?
to what folder do you want to copy to?

How do you read by the way if you're blind? Are text on screen (websites, error messages) be spoken? Very interesting to know. And how do you type?

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Hello. Like many others, I am getting the "Destination Folder Access Denied" warning when I try to download/save anything. I'm also getting the "Windows needs administrator permission" warning. I am the administrator. I am the only user on this computer and mine is the only user account, and it is set up as the admin. Does anybody have any help/suggestions?


A:Destination folder access denied

Hi, nora535, and welcome to the forums.

*where* are you trying to save the files to?

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I edit my external HD sometimes to change names of my files & I get this message.
Destination Folder Access Denied, then I have to click Continue, then in user accounts control it says windows needs your permission to continue & I have to click Continue again. XP didn?t give me this run around, what?s the deal with Vista? I?ve searched but can?t find a fix for this.
I?m the Admin & can?t understand why Vista is treating me like a child & making me double check what I tell it to do. Isn?t my computer a PC or is it now owned by Vista!! That?s frustration coming out but I have other small issues about user unfriendly Vista where XP was user friendly.

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

This is the new feature of Vista. Its controled by the User Account Control system and tries to act as another security layer. There have been many complaints about it being too in your face and Windows 7 version will be calmed down somewhat.

You could follow the Administrator Account and User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level tutorials.

Make sure you transfer your Documents and pictures etc from your current account before switching to the administator account and then transfer your files to their new home.

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Yes, the horrific permissions error.

I have two accounts on my win 8.1 laptop, both are admins. I'm trying to move a couple of JPG's from one folder (owned by admin 1) to another (owned by admin 2). It copies the folder, but it can't copy the JPG's inside. Says I need "permission to write to this location". I mean, I literally just MADE that folder myself, and I checked the properties, I have all rights (I'm admin!) AND I own the destination folder and everything in it.

The weird thing is, I tried to move about 10 folders this way (error happens regardless of where you move it, I tried Documents, Pictures), and six of them were moved with no problems (JPG's included). Just these four give me issues for no clear reason.

EDIT: just tried moving a file from admin 2's "Pictures" folder to the destination folder, this worked with no problems. I think the problem is moving a file belonging to one admin to a folder belonging to the other.
I logging in to admin 1's account and tried to move it that way, but nope: got error 0X80040A47: No error description available.

A:Destination folder access denied

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I know that this only comes up when something is trying to write to the folder (in this case "etc")

I'm guessing that something is trying to modify my Hosts file.

Windows 7 64bit
Vipre antivirus
Lavasoft ad-aware
Spybot S&D

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Help: I'm trying to copy the recovery partition to a second hard drive on my system and copy runs for a while and towards the end I get destination folder access denied and have to skip to continue or cancel. I just got vista home premium x64 a few weeks ago and I've never had a problem like this on XP Pro. Thanks

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I downloaded Comodo antivirus protection onto my vista homa basic laptop on recomendation of family but it proved to just be a big mess up and i swapped to another anti virus instead but It wont let me delete the folder after uninstalling it, I have tried turning user account control off and have also tried changing the ownership and even looked to see what permissions i do have, I have full controll over the folder yet everytime i try and delete it i just end up with the error note saying destination folder access denied, and that i do not have permissions to delete this file I don't know what to do I have tried everything I have found through forums too but nothing please help me

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

You can try a utility like Unlocker or LockHunter. You can get them free. Or the av program may require a "removal tool" or "cleanup tool" to get it all off your system. I would try both. Some of those av don't go away quietly. Check the web site for a removal tool.

Another trick is to log out, then log back in. Sometimes that will get what's holding the file or folder to let go of it.

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Maybe someone can help with this too. When trying to copy a folder from a memory stick to my external HD it says Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action. No doubt its something similar to my last post, but I can't seem to get around it. Any info would be great. TIA BTW I have 2 memory sticks and only one came up with this.

A:Destination folder access denied

Hello Nick,

Are you able to save the file to the desktop first, then save it to the external drive location?


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I'm trying to install iTunes. When I run the installation, it says the Destination Folder is the D drive. When I click "Install" it says that the D drive is full. When I click "Change" to change the Destination Folder to something else, it says "The volume D is currently unavailable." I want to install iTunes on my external hard drive, which is F. Does anyone know how to fix this? Or how to change the Destination Folder so the default is my C drive? I have Windows Vista Home Premium.

Thank you!


A:Installing iTunes / Destination Folder Problems

hi maggie and welcome to the forum first is your main drive or is it your recovery partition as most times the main hdd.also when your downloading and asked where you wish the download to be saved you need to navigate to computer then find your external access it and point the download to there i also found this which may be of some help you need to scroll through to posts 4 or 6 to get the info hope it helps

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So here's the scenario.

i have a media server set up where i store all my media files so they are shared with my household.

The problem is that when i try and do anything in the shared folder (mapped as a network drive) i get a "destination folder access denied: you need permission to perform this action).
All OS's is Windows 7 Pro.

Heres the setup.

single shared(called Shared) folder with subfolders where the administrator group is owner and the user credentials i use to log on the mapped network drive with are member of the administrator group. every member of the household have a different username.

i have tried disabling UAC, adding the user directly to the folder with full permissions and still no dice.

Am i missing something? i am able to play the media files but if i want to edit a file or make a new folder i get the access denied error.


Kind Regards


A:Windows 7 Destination Folder access denied

Wups... think i found the error.

Even thou im using connect with other credentials when i setup the mapped network drive it looks like windows is using the guest account for some reason.

Ill test and post my findings.

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I?m trying to move a word doc to a shared document file on my network. The reason for moving it is so that I can print it. Windows 7 is not compatible with my old printer.
Whenever I try to move the word doc to the shared documents file on the network I get this message. ?Destination Folder Access Denied? ? You need permission to perform this action?
How do I fix this issue?

I don't see a search box so I posted a new thread.

A:[SOLVED] Destination Folder Access Denied

You are trying to transfer a file that the destination computer does not allow network computers to write to the folder you are sending it to. To fix this the computer with the printer (which I assume is where you are sending it) must have file sharing set up. Which can be enabled in the Network and Sharing Center, from the start menu or the Control Panel. File sharing is turned off by default for security reasons. Also some Anti-Virus programs can interfere with File Sharing.

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Good Evening....haven't been here in awhile....and I've missed y'all.

Here is my problem/question for now:

I have a folder on my desktop (I made it and put some of my pics into it)...well, now I want to delete this folder, and it will not delete, (it won't let me delete). I am running Windows Vista. on a HP computer (Dell monitor).

Anyhow, I always get this message:
Destination Folder Access Denied (across the top in blue)

The body of this message says "You need to confirm this operation"
then the name of my folder: JH Wildlife
date created 9/25/2011 10:05 P.M.

then below that it has 3 choices
continue skip cancel

I click Continue

Then a new window opens: It says:

User Account Control (across the top in blue)
and in the body this time it says
Windows needs your permission to continue

If you started this action continue.
File Operation
Microsoft Windows

and my choices are:

continue or cancel
I click Continue and the cycle starts all over again with DESTINATION FOLDER ACCESS DENIED
with 2 choices:

Continue & Cancel
and this goes on over and over and over.

I am the only one that uses this computer here at home...and the only one with access to it anyhow....
How do I get this folder and any others that I have and no longer want?
Is there a setting that I can change so I don't have to go thru this every time i want to delete something on my desk top? ( a folder I created)
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A:Solved: Destination Folder Access Denied

Try Unlocker.

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Hey guys,

I'm new to forum posting so bare with me. We just purchased a new office computer and it came equipped with windows 8. Everything seemed to set up wonderfully as I connected back up to the server we have here in the office that is running Windows 2008 Server. I set up my printers, I mapped the network drives I needed.

The problem I am having is that the mapped drives seemed to be "read-only." I can view and open all files, but I cannot save or create new folders on the drive. I have not changed anything on the server, as far as user settings or permissions because everything was working smooth on the former computer that ran WinXP. I'm just at a loss and I don't know what to do.

I've read around numerous forums with no luck. I have checked the "manage your credentials" to ensure I have the proper Windows Credentials loaded as one forum suggested. I have tried a couple other things, but I cant seem to figure it out. Below you will see a screen shot of what I keep running into.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:Help: Destination Folder Access Denied - Windows 8

Are you logging in as the same user you were using on the Xp machine? If so, is that user set up with a roaming profile or redirected folders?

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Hello everyone. Im having this issue when ever I try to transfer a file from one folder to another my PC. Im using Vista 32bit with SP2. If I try to move a file from one folder to another it always gives me the following message. "Folder Access Denied" Below that it says; "You need to provide administrator permission to move to this folder", Below that will be the folder name and date. Below that will be a continue, skip and cancel option. I cant still transfer this file, but only after pressing Continue, then ok on another screen. Its more of an annoyance then anything.

This seems to only happen when moving files among folders on my second hard drive, which is drive D. If I move a file from one folder on drive D to a folder on drive C I do not get this error. One thing I also noticed is if I have a RAR file, Im unable to extract it to my D drive, I have to extract it to my C drive then move it to my D drive. Im sure it has to do with the permissions on the D drive, but I have no idea how to change them. Does anyone know what I can do to correct this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Destination Folder Access Denied When Trying to Transfer

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Prior to a few weeks back where I made added a function to the folder file type, it didn't matter if I doubled clicked on a file folder on either the left hand pane or the right hand pane of Windows Explorer, Folder View. Either way opened the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

Since I made the change below however, if I click on a folder in the left hand "Folders" pane, it works as before and opens the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

However, if I click on any folders in the right hand (files pane) a new windows explorer window opens a displays the "my documents".

This is driving me nuts. The same thing happens if you click on a shortcut to a folder. Instead of the folder opening, it opens a new window and displays "my documents".

This problems started when I added a new function to the folder file folder file type properties to print out the contents of a folder by calling a batch file that piped the content to a file.

In the file association for file folders in the advanced section I now have three functions
- the afore mentioned 'create file list'
- explore (the default), and
- find

For the folder file type I just have:
- explore and
- open

Any suggestions on how to put things back to the way Windows Explorer always worked before make clicking folders in the right hand pane open them up properly in the same window as per clicking them on the left hand pane?

A:Windows Explorer and Folder shortcuts open to "my documents" and not the folder

Welcome to TSG....

You can try doing a system restore to a day or so before you made the change to view. It will not affect any data that you have but you might have to re-install any programs that you have had since that date.

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

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A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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Hello all,

I have a brand new Toshiba E105 Satellite with Windows 64 Home ed. My old satellite has XP. I have a Maxtor external drive that I use to backup data. I tried to copy my backup file to my new computer from the Maxtor and was mostly successful. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of photos that I could not transfer. They are just like the other photos that did transfer but for whatever reason, these won't. I get the famous "Destination folder Access Denied-you need permission to perform this action" message.

I have been perusing the forums and have tried disabling UAC, adding admin privileges and permissions to both the new computer and the maxtor all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Destination Folder Access Denied-Moving Files

Originally Posted by Sadietheferret

Hello all,

I have a brand new Toshiba E105 Satellite with Windows 64 Home ed. My old satellite has XP. I have a Maxtor external drive that I use to backup data. I tried to copy my backup file to my new computer from the Maxtor and was mostly successful. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of photos that I could not transfer. They are just like the other photos that did transfer but for whatever reason, these won't. I get the famous "Destination folder Access Denied-you need permission to perform this action" message.

I have been perusing the forums and have tried disabling UAC, adding admin privileges and permissions to both the new computer and the maxtor all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It is a permissions problem. If you go to the folder that contains the photos and add your user to the owners group with modify permissions you should be able to copy/move them. If not right click one of the files and see who the onwer is



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I tried to search for the problem below

I have installed avast AV program on windows 7 64 bits when I tried to copy a file from My Document to the "Avast" folder a message pop up "Destination Folder Access Denied You need permission to perform this action"

I have already changed the ownership for "Avast" folder and sub containers and objects, but still no luck

I logged in as a user (let us say username called : forum) who is part of administrators group


A:Solved: Windows 7 Destination Folder Access Denied

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I have scoured the internet for weeks for a resolution to this problem to no avail. Please someone help! I'm running Windows 7 Pro.
I recently built a new gaming PC with 100% new parts except my old internal 2T WD HDD I moved from my old computer. With this new PC I bought a SSD to load the OS and other small documents and frequently used folders. I want to use the HDD to save larger
files like games, videos, pictures, music, etc... Currently my PC recognizes the SDD as the primary drive which is fine, that's what I want. And although it recognizes the HDD and I can drag things into the HDD, it ALWAYS asks for permissions, "Destination
Folder Access Denied" and I just hit the "Continue" button that has the administrator shield. I am logged in as an administrator and the problem has nothing to do with the UAC settings (I've tried them all anyway just for good measure). What
is going on here?! It's becoming a serious problem as I can't drag any music from my HDD to itunes preventing me from updating my music selection. I can't automatically save any video I record from gaming to the HDD because any and all recording software refuses
to recognize the HDD as a saving destination. In fact, I can't directly save anything to the HDD, it always has to be moved manually after saying to the SDD. It's like my computer recognizes the HDD as a foreign drive or something. Do I have to wipe the HDD
and re-partition it or something???

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My computer is running extremely low on memory, so I've decided to delete loads of files to empty it. However, I've found a major problem: When I try to delete these files, it tells me I do not have permission. This issue mostly appears when trying to delete program files.

I read a topic on here saying that I need to change security settings away from the administrators. I've checked multiple places, and this is a common reoccurence from moving files from XP to Vista. But I'm not moving any files over, I'm trying to delete files from Vista without any contact from XP. I've tried changing many security settings, mostly who gains control over each file, but it still doesn't work. This is a major problem as my computer is going very slow and I need to download some programs for college work.

Has anyone else experienced very similar problems to me? Mostly, due to the fact that they're not copying files from XP.

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When I double click any folder, it opens "Documents" folder in a new window. If I right click and choose "Open" it works fine.

HP Pavillion Desktop with Win 8.1pro X64bit.

A:When I double click a folder, it opens "Documents" folder

Hello Gray, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the folder and directory options in the tutorial below to see if it may help if it's an issue with the default registry entries for them.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

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I set this Windows 7 computer up wrong more than a year ago and have just lived with it, but I am wanting to use an online backup service, and want my files to be in a standard place just in case.

When I moved my files from my previous computer, the first thing I did was create a separate partition on my new computer, drive "R." I meant to then put everything in the "Documents" folder and locate it on the "R" partition (I had it set up this way on the previous computer, using Vista).

Somehow I got befuddled and they all went in the "Contacts" folder (correctly located on "R" but incorrectly identified). I think when I moved them from the default location on the "C" drive to the new partition on "R," I must have gotten trigger happy and hit the wrong folder button or something, I don't quite remember.

Fixing it is not as simple as using the "Location" tab in the "Properties" dialog for "Contacts." I want to leave all my folders on the "R" drive, I just want them to be in "Documents" not "Contacts."

I'm afraid if I simply rename "Contacts" to "Documents" or move them manually that will break all links to programs (big and small, such as Word, Dropbox, iTunes, etc.)

Screen shots below.

(And yes, the "Contacts" folder inside my "Contacts" directory does contain MS Exchange contact files.)
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A:Mistakenly set "Contacts" folder as Documents folder for all files

Hello Druekberg,

It'll be a bit of work, but you should be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations of any affected user folders. Be sure to back up the contents of the folders to another location first to be safe.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,

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I have a Win 7 Pro and a Win 8.1 Pro and an XP computer all on the same wired home network. I want to do simple file sharing like copy, move, delete, rename, replace. This has been just fine with my Win 7 and XP computer for many years, but when I recently got a Win 8 computer, I started having lots of network problems with the simplest types of file sharing.

I can do anything with the XP computer, receive or send files to the Win 7 or Win 8. But I get this error when trying to copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7 or copy from Win 7 to Win 8

destination folder access denied - you need permission to perform this action

Sitting at the Win 7 computer I can select a mapped HD from the Win 8 and successfully copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7. But I can?t copy a file from Win 7 to Win 8

Sitting at the Win 8 computer I can select a mapped HD from the Win 7 and successfully copy a file from Win 7 to Win 8. But I can?t copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7 In each of these situations I can only copy, I can?t move, delete, etc.

Remote desktop works fine with all 3 computers. I've worked for hours on a solution on Google and have tried some things like choosing properties for my boot and data HDs and giving full control to everything in the list.

Before I even started this process I had UAC set to minimum on both computer and now have even used a regedit on both computers to disable UAC. Nothing works.

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A:Win8 + Win7 network- destination folder access denied

Most folks may not want to hear this but having a mixed network I went the simplest way although it cost about $150 when I did it. I have 3 different versions of Windows [Win7, Win8.1, Win10TB] on 3 Desktops wired to my Router and 8-port Switch and can add a 4th [Vista] plus I have a wired Linux Desktop. I have an HP Officejet and an HP Laserjet connected via cable to the Router. A 'biggie' is the NAS/Network Attached Storage drive, 1TB, and all computers can have read and write access. My wife and I also use Wi-Fi connected Notebooks, mine are Windows, Linux and a MacBook Pro, hers is Win8.1. Any computer I install the printer software on can use the printers, she loves the Officejet for printing recipes.

Having the NAS has made a big difference in what I do, especially with downloads, as I am not continually having to futz with Network settings, just map the Public Folder on the NAS.

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I accidentally removed the file from an particular app and now when i try to restore it, it says "Destination Folder Access Denied" can anyone help??? I tried tweaking with permissions and user control but it still doesn't allow me to restore the file. The destination of a file is in Program Files\WindowsApps\

A:File restore error, Destination Folder Access Denied,

But what was the name of the program or file? Could be one of us could help but that information is needed. In other words, don't keep it secret.

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I have amassed hundreds of files that I cannot delete. Generally, the ones that have been on my computer for a long time, I am able to move around, but not to the Recycle Bin and I can't delete them permanently. I've read through hundreds of Google results telling me that I need to turn off or turn on User Account Control, or go into the properties of the file and take ownership of it. Sometimes those techniques (and many others, for example, a forced delete through Command Prompt) work, but only on a few files. Sometimes the problem goes away with a reboot. Sometimes it's as simple as moving it to another directory before deleting it. Sometimes it goes away with time or a whole lot of messing with it. But in the end, I go through enough files each week that I'm left with an inordinate amount that refuse to be deleted.

I originally had UAC off. I figured that there was no point in having it off, so I ended up turning it back on. There has been no difference. Files could not be deleted beforehand, and still, I am unable to delete them now. The same errors come up either way. The only difference is that when UAC is on, there is an extra step before the error where it asks me to continue, as is UAC's purpose.

Going to Properties --> Security and then changing ownership and giving myself full control does nothing. I don't see why it should when I'm the sole user of the computer. Still, I keep trying it and I admit that there are times where... Read more

A:Destination Folder Access Denied (You need permission to perform this action.)

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I've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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Ok, I need some help..

I know that the documents library is a "library" and when I save anything there it really saves the file to the default location(my documents).

I teach a basic PC course usage course to seniors and some of the PCs are now listing the "My Documents" and the "Public" folders above their respective files when they click on "documents". In the past all the files have been there but never a separation by folder in the listing. There are 8 computers in the LAb and 4 show the "my Documents" and Public location in the listing....

How can I get this back to where they only see the whole list of files without the folder separation in the listing...

Thanks for any help, this is confusing them...


A:Viewing the documents library displays my documents folder

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the default Arrange by, Sort by, or Group by folder view of the "Documents" library has been changed. You might see if doing what's in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to click on Clear changes in the "Arrange by" (on toolbar) drop down menu may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps,

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Got my new laptop with Windows 10 Pro.
1st time sign in it uses my email address as user folder name "C:\users\<email>".
I didn't like it, so I managed to change it to my name. 
After rebooting, now it left with a file that I couldn't delete: C:\Users\<email>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\counters.dat
I did online search and found some similar issues but didn't find a solution on the forum.

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My friend (we'll call him David) created for some sick and twisted purpose a folder path that contained 107 (no joke) folders within folders, something in the order of, "C:\folder\folder\folder\folder\..." David is now unable to delete the folder directory. When he tried to delete it, it says "Are you sure you want to move the folder and all its contents to the recycle bin? (yes, yes to all, or no)." He clicks "yes to all" or "yes", and it says, "The folder contains items who's name is too long for the recycle bin. Do you want to permanently delete it?" He clicks "yes" or "yes to all" again and it says, "Cannot delete z: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename."

Anyhow, does anybody know how to delete this file? Any assistance would be greatly apreciated.

A:How do I delete very long folder directories? (C:\folder\folder\folder\...)

open a command prompt,
type rmdir c:\folder /s

(assuming "folder" is the name of the main folder)

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I've got a lot of word documents (about 100) that all have the same footer, but they all need to be edited. If I want to make the exact same change in the footer of every document, is there some sort of tool or utility in Word that would allow me to do this? I know a little about Macros, and I could set up a macro that I could run every time I open the document, but I guess what I'd like is a Macro that would open each document, change the footer, close the document, open the next document....etc.

Anyone know the quickest way to accomplish this?


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First, please forgive me if I have overlooked this issue in the many searches I have performed thus far.

I would like to know if anyone has a way to change all folder icons within a single folder to one specific icon without performing each one individually. I have over 1,400 folders within a master folder of which I would like to change the child folder icons. I really don't wish to perform this on a folder-by-folder basis.
This is not a Default Folder Icon Change inquiry. This is simply all child folders within a single master folder. I would also be interested if the change would affect all folders of a specific type. Windows 7 does allow the 'setup' of a folder to be distributed (details view with selected details, order, and column size for example) but the icon did not distribute as well.

Any suggestions?

A:Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

First, a little bit of theory. What happens when a person sets a custom icon for a folder in Windows 7?
1. Attributes of a Folder change to Read-only (of the folder, NOT content!).
2. A hidden system file created inside that folder, which contains a link to the icon.

Thus, having such file as model, it is possible simply copy it across desired folders, and change attributes of those folders correspondingly.

Secondly, having this idea in my mind, I have put all of my little knowledge of Batch files together and created a script.
BEFORE script is started the following is needed to be done:
Master folder needs to be selected and a custom icon applied to it.

1. Script is placed inside that master folder and launched.
2. First, script checks if hidden system file with custom icon settings is there.
3. Secondly, script looks for subfolders and start changing its attributes.
4. Thirdly, script copies this settings file to all subfolders of current master folder, including all levels of subfolders.

For 100 folders it took about 21 seconds, for 200 folders with different levels of subfolders it took about 57 seconds on my laptop.

I have included remarks (comments) in the source code for better understanding what is going on.

UPDATE: Original file deleted. Script was not meant to be applied to system folders.
Please check a newer FIXED version at this post.


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I would like to create a .bat to copy files from source folder to destination folder.
Some files in source folder already exist in destination folder (Same name)
What I would like is that files existing in destination folder to be rename to f.eks filename_BAK.extension.
Source folder include. FileOne.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt
Destination folder include. FileOne.asp - (NO FileTwo) - FileTree.txt
Result. FileOne.asp (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileOne_BAK.asp) - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileTree_BAK.txt)
Now in desination folder.: FileOne.asp - FileOne_BAK.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt - FileTree_BAK.txt
Files in source folder are placed in different folders, but in same structure in destination.

Kind regards
Søren Kromann

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I have a lost or hidden "My Documents" folder. I am having trouble with a software program and my friend said that he had a file in his My Documents. I tried to find a My Documents on my PC but nothing is listed. My wife has a My Documents under User Name/Documents. We both are using Win 7 HP.

My question is how do I get a My Documents folder without having to do a clean install?

I run CCleaner, Spybot, SpywareBlaster, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware each night. I just ran SFC (no problems). I think my PC clean. I have "unhidden folders" but still no joy.

Any help or ideas please.


A:No My Documents folder

IT should be located at C:\users\[insert user name]\My Documents. You can just type it in to the address bar in explorer. Do you run the registry cleaner part of CCleaner?

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Ok so I accidentally made a duplicate Documents folder, and when I tried to delete it I couldn't because I don't have permission or something or other. So I did some trouble shooting and found nothing, what was most odd is that both document folders had the exact same file path and name, yet there were two
So I did a system restore from yesterday and now when I go to play any game that holds the saved games in the Documents folder, the saves don't show up, I tried re-installing them and still nothing..
also I checked to be sure the save games weren't moved after the restore and they are still there

any ideas?

Edit: ok now suddenly I have 2 Documents folders again, and again, they have the same file path and name, one Documents folder has only few things in it (none of the stuff I put in it, but instead things that would normally be in it) and the other has all my stuff.. and a new Documents folder has appeared in my Downloads folder (C:\users\<user name>\ Downloads) which I think was an accidental copy also from before the system restore. I copied my stuff from the documents folder with all my stuff in it to the newly appeared Documents folder, and still nothing will load..
I created a save game with one of my games and another Documents folder was created, I copied all my stuff over, and vuala it works, problem is that my rocketdock icon that links to my Documents folder won't link to the folder, and neither will the short cuts in the ... Read more

A:Documents folder

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I moved the "My Documents" folder to partition D.
(What a mistake though!)
Instead of moving the whole thing as a single folder, it moved it's CONTENTS!
Which means, when I click on D, I see the "CONTENTS of My Documents".
But, I expected to see a folder named "My Documents", and the rest of the drive D (which was luckily empty at the time).
Even worse, it seemed like D had actually transformed into My Documents.
Like, when I attempted to move the other My ... folders, I got a message: Are you sure to move a system folder into another system folder? It is irreversible, and they can not be separated.
(Which truth I had already witnessed with the previous move.)
It also seemed like a ghost of the My Documents folder still existed on the original location (C:\Users...). Like when I created a new folder and tried to name it "My Documents", a duplicate name message would appear.
I put it back with lots of difficulty, and would like to know how to accomplish this task.
Pleeeeeeeeez help.

A:My Documents Folder

Hi Nina and a very warm welcome to the Forum.
First off, don't panic. After a short while on this forum you will find that there is a solution to most problems.
First off when you got the message "Are you sure to move a system folder into another system folder?" that should have rung bells. The My Document (Re-named "Documents" in Windows 7) is not the same as was on Windows XP.
Other better brains than mine will come to the rescue here I am sure but meantime have you tried a System Restore? That's what I would do first. Please come back here if you need help with that.

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I am so embarassed that I can be this stupid.I accidentaly deleted the contents of my documents folder.I tried a system restore,last good config.and sfc /scannow and can't get it back.Please don't ask how I did it,I am ashamed of myself,Tony.

A:My Documents Folder

Hi,Try Recuva Max

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Hello to all,
This is more of a question than a problem. In my WindowsXP SP2 system, if I open Windows Explorer to look at all my folders for whatever the reason, I've noticed for quite a while that, quite normally, I have the usual My Documents folder containing everything I expect it to. In addition to that, if I expand the + sign on My Computer, it shows me all my local hard drives as it should, a Shared Folder and another folder titled Pete C.'s Documents which is essentially a carbon copy of the normal My Documents folder. I'm just assuming perhaps I may have inadvertently created it under whatever conditions prevailed at the time or something of that nature. Can I safely delete Pete C.'s Documents folder from under My Computer? My experience level somehow tells me I can but I'd like to get a second opinion.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Pete C.

A:Re: My Documents folder

the real one is in docs/settings/with a + next to your name.

if you created another one in another location, it can be deleted.

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My desktop computer runs Windows Vista 64bit. When I click on the Documents icon on the desktop, I can see two Documents folders on the left side of the screen, one is in "Favorite Links" and one is in "Folders." Question: why two Documents folders and should I try to combine them? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions/comments.

A:Two Documents Folder
there have been several posts with this exact issue, think most delete it or just leave it

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I installed a freeware called ABC Lock. It was supposed to be a software that could hide and unhide folders or files for security purposes. I was interested and i gave it a try.

I hid a folder inside 'My Documents'. It was successful. Then i unhid the folder, but it turned out TERRIBLE! I lost not only the folder, but the whole 'My Documents' folder. There was no more My Documents, and there was no more data in the folder.

I restored my system. The My Documents folder appeared again... BUT ALL THE DATA DISAPPEARED.

I tried to uninstall and re-install ABC Lock, but nothing happened...

Please... if anyone can help me.. I am really desperate. I have lots of important files in My documents. My mid semester is close and i am losing some of very important materials in the folder. >.<

Any thought is really appreciated.. Thx

A:Help!!! My 'My Documents' Folder is Gone

Two things to try, the first is to go start>search and type in the name of a file and let it scan to see if it can find the missing files (if it finds the one whose name you gave it, you will find the lot.

In the event that they have been deleted and search cannot locate them, go to and download and install the Recuva prog ( a tiny little prog and easy to work). Let it scan you C drive or whereever your files were and see if it can find and recover them.( In case it can find them, you should first create a new folder on, say, your desktop as Recuva will ask for a destination for any recovered files).
It will probably find dozens of files covering all sortd of things, you will have to trawl through the list it produces to select the ones you want.

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I keep my data files just about anywhere except 'My Documents'. Some are in subfolders of the program that runs them. Others are in folders named 'Downloads', 'Business', 'Computer-related' 'Temp' and similar, on the C: drive. My photographs are on drives devoted solely to photograhs. I have no music or video. My email is stored on an Exchange server.

I have used this general structure through every change in Windows from 3.1 onwards. It works for me, and I like it. I have thousands of data files, many in an elaborate hierarchy of subfolders, and can't just hurl them into an undifferentiated Documents folder and hope to find them again. If I moved them to subfolders of Documents, I'd essentially be re-creating the already-existing folder structure of the C: drive, which seems to me a little crazy. And it would be one more click to open them (in my Windows Explorer replacement: I never open anything from the Start Menu). I've always thought it was OK to do as I've been doing, because a number of programs offer a choice of where to store data files.

But today I contacted tech support for a shareware notes program that I run (and whose data files I store in the program's folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\.....). He said:

"In Vista/Windows 7, etc, you are not supposed put any writable files under Program Files, or for that matter, in arbitrary folders in your windows drive......You should be keeping them with your other application documents, either in Documents f... Read more

A:Is it OK not to use Documents folder?

Can't see any problems. I save work and personal files in my own folder structures - far away from My Documents (I do use this for general stuff).

Now I have got my head around libries in W7 the need to store in the old "My Docs/video/picture" structure has gone.

I would just be careful that any software you use is configured to use you folders, and remember any changes to your folder structure will stop the original programme from saving there until you update it.

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I had trouble with My Documents opening on start-up. That problem was solved, but one suggestion was moving the My Documents folder, from my desktop, to another drive. That didn't solve the problem. Now I can't get it back on my desktop. Any ideas how to do this and does it really matter where it is located? Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:My Documents folder

How did you move My Documents?

The safest way is to use Microsoft's Power Toy TweakUI (WinXP).

In the My Computer tree, there is a Special Folders section where you can select and move folders like My Documents.

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When I log onto vista business, only the documents folder is displayed. have to go to task manager to open explorer task in order to get the stuff on my PC.


A:Documents Folder

Have you tried to run a check disk on the C drive? Maybe the drive has errors on it.

Here is a tutorial on how to do so. I would try method 1 on the link below.

Hope this helps

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