How to fix “Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected”

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Windows 10 still has a problem. One of the problems is a long message that says “Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected” when trying to change the user folder to another location.

can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected. Access is denied.

The error is caused because Windows 10 can’t change the folder location automatically. You may need to do it using Registry Editor.

do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?

How to fix “Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected” with Registry Editor

Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows logo+R then type “regedit”. Press Enter.

regedit

Now head to this address:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Click which folder that encounters the error message.

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Then change the value data to this folder location:

  • Favorites – %USERPROFILE%\Favorites
  • Desktop – %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • Music – %USERPROFILE%\Music
  • Videos – %USERPROFILE%\Videos
  • Pictures – %USERPROFILE%\Pictures
  • Downloads – %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • Documents (Personal) – %USERPROFILE%\Documents
edit string

Click OK.

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Do the same for other folders that you want to move the folder location. The folder name for Document in Registry Editor is “Personal”.

my document

Once done, restart your PC. You should now be able to move your folder location for user folders

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