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Why do I have 2 documents folder in Windows 11?

I have two asynchronous documents folder in Windows 11. One C:\users\jakob\Documents with my documents from OneDrive (this is the one t"Documents" in the explorer menu to the left links to) ...
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Batch script to move video files to folder based on WidthxHeight

I'm currently trying to code a batch script that will move certain video files (mainly .mp4's) to a new sub-folder based on Width and Height to make encoding faster by cutting out the manual labor of ...
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I want to change the default saved location

I deal with this problem since 1 day, i need to change the default path for any app for my RDS Windows Server. For exemple : "notepad" have to show me the H: drive when i click on "save ...
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Thunderbird: Mark all messages inside selected Folder(s) Unread

Its possible to mark all messages as read in selected folder(s). It is useful for archival purpose. But is it also possible to mark all messages of selected folder(s) as unread? It is useful for ...
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How to unlink "Documents" from OneDrive

I've been searching for the answer to this for a while and have tried all the useful solutions both here and on other sites. I recently stumbled on the solution myself by accident. In File Explorer my ...
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Redirected Windows 10 Desktop Directory Resisting View Configuration

A user's Desktop directory / shortcut has been redirected to a network share, by specifying that network share in the directory's Properties > Location tab. As noted, this causes the directory icon ...
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Sorting files into directories / uniquely named folders

I have the following problem and I would really appreciate it if I could get some help on that front. I am getting a constant flow of xml files into a folder. A XML file can look like this. It only ...
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Batch File; Run exe from Top folder of specified Directory

Question; Is there a way to direct this Batch file to the latest Version Folder (highest year) of AutoCAD 20xx found in the C:\Program Files\Autodesk\..? General Background; A number of staff run ...
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how to save outputs from a .sh script in windows folder?

I have this piece of code, it converts process a .shp file and run few lines with the original saving an output and subproceswith different name and saving them in a new folder (build), it works ...
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Can i have a private / user-specific etc folder?

I am often fiddling about with software built from source, which i install in $HOME/.local. To make it run, i have to export various variables such as LD_LIBRARY_PATH. But i do not want to have to ...
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Windows 10 User Desktop, Documents, & Download folders disappear when redirected

We have found that in Windows 10, a user's Desktop, Documents, and Download folders disappear from c:\users\%username%\ when redirected to a network share. Nevertheless, these folders remain visible ...
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How can I find the desktop directory from a script, even if it was relocated out of the user profile?

To conserve space on the SSD with my Windows installation (C:), I have folders such as the Desktop for each user relocated to a separate HDD (D:), using the graphical interface. Consequently, I cannot ...
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Outlook 2016 Way to set rules to run on a subfolder

I have a rules set up that move emails with a certain criteria from the inbox into a sud-folder called "Evening" is it then possible to set a rule that moves email from the folder "Evening" folder ...
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powershell move masterfolder items to destinationfolder matching filename

i have a masterfolder with 1000 files, they are reviewed. I have the same older files in a destination folder spreaded out in 100's of subfolders. I need to move the files from the masterfolder to ...
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Open Windows 10 Windows Explorer to My Documents ("User Files") Specific Folder

How do I open a subfolder in the My Documents ("User Files") instead of the default under My computer? I explicitly do not want Windows Explorer to expand to the folder via My Computer. I intend to ...
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Is it possible to make a certain domain endpoint display the contents of another folder?

I'm not too sure how to ask this question properly, as I have no idea if it can be done. I have a domain that powers a website built with a CMS. However, for certain performance and sustainability ...
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How can I most productively extract/relocate all files in multiple folders to one?

I fancy all music files from this Collection to be unified in one folder. It's doubtless too unproductive to open each of the 68 folders. How can I extract/relocate all files in these 68 ...
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Microsoft Sync Center not working properly after UNC path referencing was changed via gpo

Anyone experienced Microsoft Sync Center Issues after move from a NAS to an EMC isilon based NAS (in the process changing Server Name & IP Address) resulting impact on Network shares UNC path name?...
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How to Get Folder Shortcuts/Links to Work When Copying Template Folder Contents to New Folder

I have a lot of 'template' folders, the contents which I use to copy into new folders that I create. My problem is getting shortcuts within the copied folders to point back to object the folder that ...
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Is it possible to create a "virtual" symlink in Windows 10?

Let's say I've got this directory structure: . ├── Documents │ ├── Finance │ ├── School │ ├── Skyrim │ ├── Work └── Saved Games ├── Fallout └── Minecraft The folders Skyrim, Fallout, ...
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How do i make a folder like C:/"folder name" go to D:/"folder name" without changing the location. (Linking)

I had a folder at C:\Steam\steamapps\common\ that was located on to D:\Steam\steamapps\common. So steam would download files in the C drive but the games would get installed on D. I fixed this ...
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Updating folder path in Windows 10 Photo App

After several weeks work putting together a holiday video using the Windows 10 Photo App when I now open the app it can no longer find any of my photos. Every file in the Storyboard shows the sad ...
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Windows 10 change user folders location on a NTFS mounted volume

I have two drives, on the bigger one I have created a NTFS partition and mounted it on an empty C:\Home folder, and I have changed the location of user folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, ...) to ...
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Set an Exception in Linked Group Policy so particular settings are not inherited and replace with custom setting

I have a global group policy which holds several policy settings and configurations. Within this global policy I have a Folder redirect set. I have linked this global policy to one of my OUs but ...
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Msgbox VBA on closed workbook

I have 2 different workbooks: workbook-1 workbook-2 I want msgbox in workbook-1 referring to values in workbook-2. For example: In workbook-1: | A | | B | | C | In workbook-2: | A | 10 | 5 | 6 ...
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Restore merged user folder

First I'll start by saying I have no usable backup or restore point (I know, I know). So the problem, I was using the "Move" function for relocating the default Music folder, I was going from D:/...
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Redirect desktop folder to another folder in Windows

Most of us save many of our files directly to Desktop (i.e. users\[myUser]\Desktop). I use cloud storage like Dropbox and Google Drive and others. So for revision history, every time I need to ...
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Can you split image input into two folders?

I have a question. If i take continuous photos with a camera (connected to the PC with a USB so the image saving is quick.) can i make it so for example image000 is saved automatically to "example ...
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Intercepting and Re-Directing Windows File Operations in a C Program

My intention is to write a program (I have Pelles C) whose function is to intercept Windows reads/writes to certain directories, and re-direct them to other, user-specified ones. For example, a ...
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How to wildcard redirect a folder (not alias) in Windows?

We just moved a lot of company data in a folder to OneDrive for Business. We used to have everything located in "D:\BusinessFiles", now they're all located in "D:\OneDrive - Contoso". Since OneDrive ...
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Dynamically sort files into different folders based on file extension as they are created

I'm working with an apparel CAD system (Lectra Modaris) that automatically generates 3 files when I save. There is an .MDL file, an .HTML file and and .XCH file. I want the HTML files to ...
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Windows10 dynamic virtual folders controlled via an program

Hi is it possible to dynamically redirect an folder for example E:\1\2\3 to run (a.exe -dir E:\1\2\3) witch will then redirect to C:/Data/Example if not I think it shound be possible by running an smb ...
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Does an Outlook PST file have an internal signature that makes it difficult to relocate?

Recently I had a user whose PST files were in a default location, but that location was on a redirected folder network share. Apparently PSTs on network shares are a recipe for trouble, so I decided ...
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Can the default directiory be changed for multiple libraries at once (i.e. Documents, Pictures, Music)

As explained in Change Default directory of Documents and Settings?, Windows has a built-in option for moving the default library folders to different directories. (Ex: moving My Documents from C:\...
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Changing folder directory from SSD to HD

In my pc i have a ssd and a hard disk, I wanted to change the document folder's directory to be in the hard disk instead of the ssd. I mistakenly set the whole disk D: (the hard disk) as the document ...
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How to unlink my Documents folder from my OneDrive account?

I have recently changed the location of my Documents folder (originally located in C:\Users\TermoZour\Documents) to C:\Users\TermoZour\OneDrive\Documents so I could sync the documents folder between 2 ...
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Retaging Folder as Album

I have a bunch of audio files in a folder labeled, say, Frank Sinatra, and in most programs this will show up as a folder but not an album. How do I tag it so it show up as an "album?'
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How can I make the content of multiple folders appear as one virtual folder or drive letter?

I have been wanting to do this for a while now and have looked up union FS and symoblic links and all sorts of filesystems like ZFS. But I am not so sure that my needs are that complex I just can't ...
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Mac OS X: Is there a way to jump to a folder containing a file found in command-space

I have a file that I can open using spotlight search But I don't have a single idea where it is located on the system and grep filename, hasn't found it after more than 15 minutes of searching. I was ...
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folder redirection not working

My domain had a conflict with KB3159398, which resulted in the forced folder redirection Group Policy, to stop working a few week ago. When the clients were restarted, this started migrating all the ...
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outlook VBA save attachment on hard drive to a specific folder different of 'my documents folder'

I've found a macro which save an attachment from an email on outlook, and in this aspect it works pretty fine, but it saves it in "my document" folder I would like that it saves it in another folder ...
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Folder Redirection Not Working With Loopback Processing

I have an OU named TEST-OU where I want to apply Folder Redirection to all users in that OU. So far this has been working fine. Next I created a sub-OU below that one called TEST-SUBOU where I want ...
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A single user can't access server folders from a single computer

This morning I had a domain user try to log onto his primary laptop. At logon he received a network permission error regarding his Desktop redirected folder on the server. He also received error ...
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Access simple node.js app subdirs with nginx

I have a Ubuntu server with nginx installed on it and run a simple node.js app on port 3000. I managed to configure nginx to serve me the app on /. My structure looks like this: mainFolder app....
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Win10 - Accidentally moved my downloads folder to D:\, can't seem to revert or change

I like my downloads folder to be moved from C:\Users\Joe\Downloads to D:\Downloads. I recently reformatted my PC and accidentally set the new location as D:\. I can't see to either revert this change ...
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Conditional folder redirect on windows

I'm trying to find a way to conditionally redirect a path based on process location. The rule would be something like this: if process path begins with "U:\apps_to_redirect\" then "c:\...
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Copy only files from specific named folders in directory structure

Not entirely sure how to word this right in the title so please edit if you know a better description. I am running Windows 10 and I have a large directory, filled with over 100 other directories ...
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How Do I Avoid Access Denied When Reclaiming Local Libraries in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 from scratch (now updated to the latest 1151 update), my local directories (ie. Documents and Pictures) are mirroring whatever is placed in my OneDrive Documents and ...
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ActiveDirectory FolderRedirection and iTunes

today I had a tricky problem with iTunes 12 not synchronizing with outlook. Our ActiveDirectory has a folderRedirection for the users AppData as well as every other user directory usualy found in c:\...
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Folder redirection doesn't work

Apologies for the vague title but I really don't know why. I've tried to set up folder redirection following the instructions on Technet word for word. Logging in on my domain creates the user ...
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