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Set any folder as system folder?

As of Windows 8.1, SkyDrive now has its own system folder. This manifests itself in two obvious ways: SkyDrive gets its own treeview node in file explorer. You can only move the folder, not delete ...
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Why does my %appdata%\Local\Temp folder have almost 100GB in it? If this data is disposable, why hasn't Windows told me?

Hard disk failed. With a little trickery, I was able to coerse the Windows Backup and Restore 320GB VHD drive partition image (which contained only 220GB of actual data) to restore it onto a smaller ...
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Changing desktop folder

I know that this question is replied thousand times but, I change Desktop folder of my Windows XP by Regedit, from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders I ...
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Accidentally deleted the Downloads folder, a windows “Special Folder”, how to restore?

I deleted the Downloads folder in my Windows 7 home directory (which I had moved and renamed to incoming) I was able to restore the folder from a backup, this restores the contents as well as ...
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How do special folders work on Windows 7?

I did something silly and accidentally moved my my special folders (My Documents, My Music etc.) to the Desktop. Once I noticed my mistake I quickly moved them back. But now my System acts ...
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Is there a list of Windows special directories/shortcuts (like %TEMP%)?

I'm looking for a reference list of shortcuts like %TEMP%. When I'm using Windows+R or Windows Explorer and type %temp%, the Windows Explorer takes me to the Temp directory. Are there more of these ...
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What happens when you rename c:\users folder in windows 7?

I've tried to move the folder using a WinPE, but it was very difficult because of strange things happening. First I renamed the folder to c:\usersbackup but in explorer when I went to see if this was ...
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How can I open “special locations” in Windows, like “Control Panel” from the command line?

If one opens Windows Explorer and then enters "Control Panel" in the location bar, then the Windows Control Panel will start. Similarly, the location string "Control Panel\NVIDIA Control Panel" starts ...