Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I did change the desktop folder location to D: for security and backup. However now it seems to be that D: is some how incorporated in Desktop, like if they are only one unit? How I can revert this? Go back to the original setting? Why it happen?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

If you set your desktop location to the root of the drive, (e.g. D:\), then yes, all contents on that drive would now be part of your Desktop. Notice that generally the desktop location is C:\Users\<username>\Desktop\, a subdirectory, not the root C:\

As for reverting back, just use whatever directions you had before and reverse them. You may need to copy files from D:\ to C:\Users\Desktop if you created new items.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks Ernie, can you further explain. It seems to be that now D and the desktop are only one folder. It actualy appears as D in Users!! –  Daniel May 1 '13 at 17:54
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.