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Solved: "Videos" is cloning "Documents"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by matt_aj, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. matt_aj

    matt_aj Thread Starter

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    See here for another guy having the same issue with no answer:

    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/62163-videos-folder-impersonating-documents-folder.html



    OK so I keep all my docs on a seperate drive. I redirected Pictures, Music and finally Videos.... When I redirected videos, it screwed up somehow and moved Documents to the location I had told Videos to go to. Now I have two Documents folders that act identically. If i rename one, it renames the other and vice versa. If I delete one, it deletes both.

    One is the original Documents folder and one is the Videos folder. If i try to move either one, they both move to the same location. I have ran a chkdsk and all that and cannot get this thing to seperate. Any one else had this problem or any luck fixing it?

    Oh BTW the is 32 bit Vista Ultimate loaded from scratch.
     
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    Ok, nevermind. Fixed the issue. Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.

    Set "My Video" to the correct location. I was looking at "Shell Folders" instead of "User Shell Folders" in regedit before.
     
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