How to restore the default location of individual folders on Windows 10

You can change the location of individual folders by redirecting them. This guide will show you how to restore individual folders to their default locations in C: Users (user-name) on Windows 10.

You can change the location of individual folders (such as Documents and Pictures ) by redirecting them. For example, if you have a large number of files in the My Documents folder , you might want to store the files on another hard drive or online to free up space on the main hard drive.

When redirecting a folder to a new location, you change the folder storage location, as well as the files in the folder. However, you can still access the folder the same way you did before redirecting it.

This guide will show you how to restore individual folders to their default locations in C: Users (user-name) on Windows 10.

Restore the default location of individual folders in Properties

Step 1:

Open File Explorer, copy and paste:

shell: UsersFilesFolder

. in the address bar and press Enter

Note : If you don't see the folder here, then type the shell command below, corresponding to the folder, into the address bar and clickEnterto open the folder, no matter where it is.

Personal folders Command shell 3D Objects shell: 3D Objects Contacts shell: Contacts Desktop shell: Desktop Documents shell: Personal Downloads shell: Downloads Favorites shell: Favorites Links shell: Links Music shell: My Music Pictures shell: My Pictures Saved Games shell: SavedGames Searches shell: Searches Videos shell: My Video How to restore the default location of individual folders on Windows 10 Picture 1 Enter a shell command for the directory

Step 2:

Right-click or hold and hold on the personal folder (for example, Pictures ) you want to restore the default location.

Step 3:

Click the Location tab and click the Restore Default button .

How to restore the default location of individual folders on Windows 10 Picture 2 Click the Location tab and click the Restore Default button

Step 4:

Click on OK.

How to restore the default location of individual folders on Windows 10 Picture 3 Click OK

Step 5:

If prompted to create the folder in the default location, click Yes.

How to restore the default location of individual folders on Windows 10 Picture 4 If prompted to create the folder in the default location, click Yes

Step 6:

When prompted to move all files from the old location to the new default location, click Yes.

How to restore the default location of individual folders on Windows 10 Picture 5 When prompted to move all files from the old location to the new default location, click Yes

Step 7:

After a few moments, the properties of the directory will automatically close when successfully moved.

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