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Windows putting folders I create on desk top

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Flcynd, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. Flcynd

    Flcynd Thread Starter

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    I can't find any help with this problem. I'm use to using Windows 7 file explorer favorites. Under favorites/desktop I have a file named cyndy in which I created folders for my pics, musics, documents etc. Apparently things don't work the same in Windows 10 Quick Access. In desktop I created a folder named cyndy in which I created folders for pics, musics, documents etc. The problem is Windows creates a desktop icon for the actual folder not a shortcut. If I delete the folder from my desktop, it deletes all my files in the folder. What am I doing wrong? It's driving my crazy. Thanks
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    To get a short cut one must make the folder where it is wanted, then make a shortcut to that folder and displayed on the desktop.

    It has always been this way.
     
  3. TonyB25

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    You want to put all of your important files in a desktop folder? You don't want to use the system folders in C:\Users\?
     
  4. Flcynd

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    I don't just want them in a folder, I do want them in C:|Users\. I dislike icons cluttering up my desktop. Please tell me if I understand this correctly, in Windows 10, the new "Quick Access" does not work the same as the old "Favorites" I had in Windows 7. In Windows 10 by creating a folder in Quick Acess /Desktop, the folder is actually saved in that folder that is then put as an icon on my desktop. If I delete the icon, I am actually deleting my files. In the old version doing this did not create an icon for the desktop and my files were actually also saved in C:|Users\. So what I really should do is use the Cyndy folder in C:|Users\ and create any additional folders I want directly to that location and forget Quick Access. Correct? Thanks
     
  5. TonyB25

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    I don't understand what you're trying to do. Your files are in C:\users\<username>. Documents, Music, Pictures.
     
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