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URGENT: how to change file type
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ok im a fucking retard and while i was redirecting my pictures, videos, documents, and downloads folders to another drive (D:/), i fucked up on the downloads folder, and now it's turned into a shortcut, and i can only view the files when I click the "show in folder" on the downloaded file. The downloads folder turned into a shortcut for my C: drive, and I can't view the files from there, so when I click "Downloads", it just redirects to my C drive.

https://imgur.com/3QeFN4Y (Shows what file type my downloads folder is right now)
https://imgur.com/LuZXS5T (I can only view my downloaded files by clicking the "show in folder" when the downloaded thing pops up)

This is pretty severe, as my SSD has no space, so i need to move it to my HDD, otherwise i won't be able to download anything more than ~1 GB.

EDIT: OK so i just fixed the shortcut part, and now i did a CMD program that changed it back to a folder. The problem is, when i click the properties of the folder, i don't see the locations tab, which is what I need in order to redirect it to my external drive, so do you know how i could redirect it now?

Ex: https://imgur.com/fb5kQSG (The location tab is available and I can redirect this folder).

Problem: https://imgur.com/MacJ1tc (The location tab isn't visible).

ok im a fucking retard and while i was redirecting my pictures, videos, documents, and downloads folders to another drive (D:/), i fucked up on the downloads folder, and now it's turned into a shortcut, and i can only view the files when I click the "show in folder" on the downloaded file. The downloads folder turned into a shortcut for my C: drive, and I can't view the files from there, so when I click "Downloads", it just redirects to my C drive.

https://imgur.com/3QeFN4Y (Shows what file type my downloads folder is right now)
https://imgur.com/LuZXS5T (I can only view my downloaded files by clicking the "show in folder" when the downloaded thing pops up)

This is pretty severe, as my SSD has no space, so i need to move it to my HDD, otherwise i won't be able to download anything more than ~1 GB.

EDIT: OK so i just fixed the shortcut part, and now i did a CMD program that changed it back to a folder. The problem is, when i click the properties of the folder, i don't see the locations tab, which is what I need in order to redirect it to my external drive, so do you know how i could redirect it now?

Ex: https://imgur.com/fb5kQSG (The location tab is available and I can redirect this folder).

Problem: https://imgur.com/MacJ1tc (The location tab isn't visible).
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#2
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delete the shortcut and move the actual downloads folder onto the drive however you did the other folders unless i'm missing something here?

delete the shortcut and move the actual downloads folder onto the drive however you did the other folders unless i'm missing something here?
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#3
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the actual downloads folder has turned into the shortcut, which is the problem.

the actual downloads folder has turned into the shortcut, which is the problem.
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#4
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so what happens if you go back one directory from your second image?

so what happens if you go back one directory from your second image?
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#5
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then i go to the specific user folder, and then when i try to click it, since its a shortcut, it goes to somewhere else. Honestly, i just need it to be changed from a shortcut to a folder.

then i go to the specific user folder, and then when i try to click it, since its a shortcut, it goes to somewhere else. Honestly, i just need it to be changed from a shortcut to a folder.
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#6
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make a folder where the shortcut is also called downloads, go to this pc, right click the downloads in this pc (not the one you just made), go to properties and change the location to the path of the downloads foder that you made earlier. that should then work.

make a folder where the shortcut is also called downloads, go to this pc, right click the downloads in this pc (not the one you just made), go to properties and change the location to the path of the downloads foder that you made earlier. that should then work.
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#7
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you can change the folder windows puts your libraries, i'd wager that'd fix it

backup your files in Downloads at least first, then move libraries to one place then move them back

you can change the folder windows puts your libraries, i'd wager that'd fix it

backup your files in Downloads at least first, then move libraries to one place then move them back
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#8
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a folder does not just "change" into a shortcut, that cant happen (as in a folder does not have the filetype folder that could be changed to another filetype, there is something else going on here).
you say you can only go to the directory through your browser, but did you try navigating there through the windows explorer addressbar?
if you click in there

https://puu.sh/Dymg7.png

you can type in a path.
do you get to your downloads folder when typing

C:\Users\jonc\Downloads

in there?
did you try moving the shortcut out of your users directory and create a new folder called "Downloads" in your users directory?

e: if you dont get to your downloads folder when typing this, what is the exact path you get when you click into the navigation bar when you are already in your downloads folder (i.e. when you got there through your webbrowser)?

a folder does not just "change" into a shortcut, that cant happen (as in a folder does not have the filetype folder that could be changed to another filetype, there is something else going on here).
you say you can only go to the directory through your browser, but did you try navigating there through the windows explorer addressbar?
if you click in there [img]https://puu.sh/Dymg7.png[/img] you can type in a path.
do you get to your downloads folder when typing [code]C:\Users\jonc\Downloads[/code] in there?
did you try moving the shortcut out of your users directory and create a new folder called "Downloads" in your users directory?

[i]e: if you dont get to your downloads folder when typing this, what is the exact path you get when you click into the navigation bar when you are already in your downloads folder (i.e. when you got there through your webbrowser)?[/i]
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#9
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yea when i type it in the address bar, i can get to my downloads.

OK so i just fixed the shortcut part, and now i did a CMD program that changed it back to a folder. The problem is, when i click the properties of the folder, i don't see the locations tab, which is what I need in order to redirect it to my external drive, so do you know how i could redirect it now?

Ex: https://imgur.com/fb5kQSG (The location tab is available and I can redirect this folder).

Problem: https://imgur.com/MacJ1tc (The location tab isn't visible).

yea when i type it in the address bar, i can get to my downloads.

OK so i just fixed the shortcut part, and now i did a CMD program that changed it back to a folder. The problem is, when i click the properties of the folder, i don't see the locations tab, which is what I need in order to redirect it to my external drive, so do you know how i could redirect it now?

Ex: https://imgur.com/fb5kQSG (The location tab is available and I can redirect this folder).

Problem: https://imgur.com/MacJ1tc (The location tab isn't visible).
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