Move Folder Help


#1

Hello,

I have Windows 10 home and did something that is causing me some issues.
Yesterday I decided to do this post https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/moving-your-personal-data-folders-in-windows-vista-the-easy-way/

So I only did one folder documents and set it to “F:\Windows 10 Documents”
But it did not place it there. Instead it seems to be in the Root of F: Drive.

Now my problem is the move somehow screwed up my pc and is causing BSOD often which says “www.windows.com/stopcode” then 2nd part of error says “BAD_POOL_CALLER”.

How do I move the folder back to the c: drive and correct user using same method?
Do I simply do same step and point to " C:\Users\ username" ? such as current user would be “c:\Users\graft”?

Thanks in advance
Gren


#2

Never ever move the whole User folder!! :skull_and_crossbones:

Can you boot normally into your sytem? If not the boot into safe mode and revert back your changes if possible.


#3

Hello Biswa,

Thanks for fast reply to my issue.

I cant do what you suggest as my system restore feature has never worked from day one. I have no restore points at all. Even 3rd party backup software would not work to backup system.

Thanks in advance
Gren


#4

YES, EXCEPT, COPY it back, then when you’re sure it’s working, delete the F location folder.


#5

Hello Silverhost63,

Thanks for fast reply to my issue, i appreciate it.
I will do as you suggested and will let you know when done if it worked.

Thanks
Gren


#6

Hey Silverhhost63,

You method did not work I still get BSOD.
After doing more googling I reversed the process I did as there is an undo feature for windows controlled moved folders.

I have not had a BSOD for a few hours now and hope issue is fixed but guess I will find out in coming hours.

Thanks
Gren


#7

If you want to move Documents folder just make a directory symbolic link to that folder.


#8

Hello Biswa,

Thanks for the reply.

I have decided to do something different.
I Purchased new drives and am going to install Windows and software on the new larger drives.

Thanks for your info, I will keep it in mind for Future if it happens on new OS at later date.

Thanks
Gren