How to solve can’t move Windows 10 default folder

By | March 15, 2022
How to solve can't move Windows 10 default folder

How to solve can’t move Windows 10 default folder- Even though Windows 10 is the most widely used operating system worldwide, there are still some bugs that occur from time to time. One of them is a bug that occurs when going to move the default folder but gets an error that says “Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected” when I want to move the Downloads or Documents folder.

How to solve can't move Windows 10 default folder

Finally I looked for a solution and coincidentally someone provided a tutorial via a youtube video. The cause of this issue appearing is that we are still on the Windows May 1909 update, and Windows itself is unable to recover the error. However, there is a way that will allow you to fix the problem. Here’s a short tutorial.

Editing in Registry Editor

To solve this problem, you need to make edits to the Registry. First you type the keyboard combination Windows + R, then type REGEDIT then Enter

Registry Editor

After the registry editor box opens, you copy the address below:

How to solve can't move Windows 10 default folder
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders

choose User Shell Folders, to display files.

How to solve can't move Windows 10 default folder

Next, click one by one between the files to edit the string file and replace the value data with the current default value. Please use the list below:

Desktops – %USERPROFILE%Desktop

Favorites – %USERPROFILE%Favorites

Music – %USERPROFILE%Music

Pictures – %USERPROFILE%Pictures

Videos – %USERPROFILE%Videos

Documents – %USERPROFILE%Documents

Downloads – %USERPROFILE%Downloads

Example

As a guide I will change the value data of the Picture folder. So when I double click the Pictures string value, the default value should be %USERPROFILE%Pictures.

How to solve can't move Windows 10 default folder

For the next you adjust which one should be changed to the default value. After that click OK, and exit the Registry Editor.

Finally, you restart your Windows, and try whether there is still an error or not.

That’s the way to deal with not being able to move the default Windows 10 folder. If something still doesn’t work, please ask in the comments column. Hope it is useful

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