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#1 navsangeet_88foru

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

Hello guys,

I need your help again. Being the hurried idiot that I was, I accidentally redirected the My Music folder to the drive letter D. Now I can't restore it to it's default location because the system tries to copy system volume information and other system folders with it.

How do I go about this? I wanna avoid having to reinstall windows because I had only just done so before this happened.

Thank you.

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#2 SleepyDude

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

Hi,

MOD EDIT: When suggesting registry edits...the first directive should be instructions on how to back up the registry - Hamluis.


Open Regedit, Start > Search > type regedit, click regedit

expand the keys to locate this two:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
change My Music value to c:\Users\<your_user_name>\Music

- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
change My Music value to %USERPROFILE%\Music

Notes:
- replace <your_user_name> with your user name only.
- the values above are the default for windows 7

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#3 hamluis

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Back up the registry - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

Beginners Guides The Registry Backups, Repairs, and Protection - PCSTATS.com - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=263&page=4

ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

How To Backup the Registry in Windows 7 - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/backup-registry-windows-7.htm

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:25 AM

After changing the values in the registry, the location tab disappeared from the properties of D: which I assumed meant that D was no longer the special folder but I was unable to see a My Music or Music folder in my userprofile, couldn't access it from there (except from the library), neither could I create a new folder by that name. I ended up deleting everything in it (just to reduce the size) by accessing it from the library and then setting it to D:\My Music and the corresponding values in the registry keys you posted, which is what I originally wanted to do. It didn't have the proper icon so I restored that but now there are two My Music folders in my userprofile. Everything seems to be working alright though. For now anyway...

So many thanks to you SleepyDude and to hamluis :)
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

My comments are admin notes...SleepyDude provided the assistance :).

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