i did something rather stupid and now i don't know how to fix my mistake.
i built a new PC with an SSD and a HDD. the SSD is for the system files and most applications, but the HDD is for data. for the following user library folders i followed this tutorial on how to change their location so windows would target my data drive instead of the c:\ drive:
- My Documents
- My Music
- My Videos
while attempting to move the location of My Documents folder to the data drive, i completely messed up. i hadn't created an empty folder on the data drive to target, so i simply selected the actual data drive, which caused My Documents folder inside my user library to become my Data drive. I removed the data drive and now the My Documents folder is no where to be found.
attempting to create another folder called "My Documents" doesn't seem enough as the properties options are different and there is no option to change location. in a bit of a frenzy i did some other steps which i don't exactly recall, but they did involve deleting some folders from the data drive.
now, in windows explorer, if i click on My Documents under favorites/Libraries, i receive the following error:
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create and association in the Default Programs control panel.
the (potentially) good news is that none of these folders had any saved data as i just started setting up the OS, but since i'm a total Windows n00b i have no idea about the extent of the damage.
how can i recreate/restore these folders and start from the beginning without having to reinstall windows?