[SOLVED] How do I get rid of this folder in my user folder? RRS feed

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  • I was trying to get rid of some of the useless reappearing folders in my user folder (like Searches) by using the instructions in this thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/5278e3da-c24c-4889-bc57-6257a3fe7d7f

    However, I messed up on the target location for the folder: I redirected it to the C:\Users\Public folder instead of the "dummy folder". So now the Public folder is in my user folder and I can't get rid of it. If I try, I get stuck in an endless loop of asking for permission. I can't undo the change by going to Properties and clicking Restore Default in the location tab, because it says "Folder cannot move because there is non redirectable folder at the same path, Access is denied".

    The Previous Versions tab in Properties is useless too, because it just adds another Public folder to my user folder, but at least I can delete that one.

    Is there any way I can change this back?

    EDIT: Nvm, turns out a System Restore to before I did it was all it took.

    • Edited by Agent CH Friday, October 5, 2012 3:00 PM
    • Changed type Kim Zhou Monday, October 8, 2012 3:16 AM
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:56 AM

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  • Hi,

    I would like to know the current situation. Does System Restore fix it?

    Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, October 5, 2012 9:51 AM