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  • Hi,

    The button to change the location of personal folder like desktop and My documents is not there.

    Window insider versionMy Documents location


    Cherif Benammar

    Monday, July 13, 2020 2:13 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    If you redirect My Documents by using group policy folder redirection, the option to modify the location of the My Documents folder is not available when you view properties of the My Documents folder.

     

    Please check if you have enabled any GPO to update the folder redirection and below are details for complete path to storage location.

     

    The path to the My Documents folder is stored in the following registry key, where complete path to storage location is the path to your storage location:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

     

    Value Name: Personal

    Value Type: REG_SZ

    Value Data: complete path to storage location

     

    Any modification from the default is recorded in the following location and the preceding path is also updated:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

     

    Value Name: Personal

    Value Type: REG_SZ

    Value Data: complete path to storage location

     

     

    Reference:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/310746/configuration-of-the-my-documents-folder

     

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    Thanks,

    Jenny


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