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Windows 7: How To Unmerge F:\Program Files with F:\Downloads?

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I created a file called "Program files" on the F:\ drive and I did something to merge F:\Program Files with F:\Downloads through the "Locations" and "Move" tab. How do I make these two files separate again?
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Originally Posted by Kanivakil View Post

I created a file called "Program files" on the F:\ drive and I did something to merge F:\Program Files with F:\Downloads through the "Locations" and "Move" tab. How do I make these two files separate again?

 

Right-click F:\Program Files. ;) You'll see the Locations tab in there and you can assign it a new location such as F:\Downloads.

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Thanks. It seemed as though when it made a transfer it duplicated the files?
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You don't have to move the files this time though.

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Yeah. I didn't follow instructions well. I couldn't find F:\Program Files, so I right clicked on F:\Downloads and renamed it to F:\Downloads, then it told me the file doesn't exist and asked me if it wanted to create one, I said yes, then it duplicated all the files to F:\Downloads. Then miraculously the folder I created reappeared, F:\Program Files. And since the two folders were duplicated, I deleted everything in F:\Downloads. Everything seems fine, I think.
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Holy crap I'm confused.

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Okay. I'll try again. Maybe I'll learn to do it right the next time.

1. I right clicked on Downloads in "Computer"
2. I then clicked on Properties
3. In the Shortcut tab I changed the "Target" to F:\Downloads (Prior to this the "Target" location was F:\Program Files and prior to this it was in C:\)
4. It said I didn't have a Folder called Downloads and asked me if I would like to create one. I replied yes.
5. It created a folder called F:\Downloads and transferred the files into it
6. Then all of a sudden the folder I created "Program Files" reappeared back into the F:\ drive. Both Programs Files and Downloads contained the same information so I assume it wasn't only transferred but also duplicated?

I didn't know what I was doing. I just used my ape instincts.
Edited by Kanivakil - 5/13/13 at 1:18pm
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It transferred the files to it? But all you did was change the Target of a shortcut.

 

I don't use Downloads, but as a test I put a new text file in there called test.txt. Then I created a new folder on D: called Test. So, D:\Test. Then I right-clicked Downloads and changed the Target from C:\Users\Tim\Downloads to D:\Test and clicked OK (well, I pressed Enter, but it's the same thing). After that, I clicked Downloads again in the left-hand pane and I was then looking at my new empty folder called D:\Test. The original one, C:\Users\Tim\Downloads, still had test.txt in it. So like I said, files shouldn't get automatically moved when all you do is change the Target of a shortcut of a folder.


Edited by TwoCables - 5/13/13 at 1:25pm
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