If you’re getting the message ‘Can’t move the folder because there is already one in this location’ you’ve come to the right place. This article explains what this error means and how to fix it. Follow these steps to fix the error and avoid any more problems with your computer. This error message can cause serious problems for your computer so if you want to make your PC run faster and more efficiently read this article to learn how to fix the problem.
Can’t move a folder because there is a folder in the same location
Sometimes moving a folder in Windows 10 doesn’t work properly. There is a folder in the same location and the confirmation message doesn’t warn you of this problem. To fix this issue you can change the location of the folder manually. To do so open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows logo + R. Then type ‘regedit’ in the search box. In the registry editor you should find the folder named Document in the location you want it to be.
Using SFC to repair corrupt system files may fix this problem. If the folder is a new one you can move it by renaming it. This will fix the problem. If the error still persists you may have to remap it to a new location. If that doesn’t work try running SFC /Scannow to repair the folder’s location.
This error message appears if you have mapped a personal folder to a new location. In such a case the values of the personal folder aren’t restored when you move it back. For example if you move a personal folder named ‘Documents’ to a new location the folder’s value will remain unchanged. Windows cannot undo these redirections. However you can fix this error manually and avoid re-mapping your PC.
Fix for this error
If you’ve been getting the ‘Can’t move the folder because there is already a folder in the same location’ error you may want to rename the corresponding registry keys. The error usually occurs when you’re trying to move a folder. You can fix this by either deleting the folder renaming it or moving it to a different location.
If the problem persists try renaming the personal folder and renaming it. To move a folder you can right-click on the folder and select ‘Placement Locations.’ This will reveal the default location of the folder. Copy the files to the new location. Another way to rename a folder is to run a command-line as an administrator.
Another way to fix the can’t move the folder because there is already a folder in the same location error is to run SFC. It will find any problems with Windows including corrupt system files. It has been downloaded by 765221 readers this month. So if you’re experiencing this error check out the Restoro PC Repair Tool. The software contains Patented Technologies to detect and fix any Windows issues that might be causing the error.
Steps to fix this error
If you receive the message ‘You cannot move the specified file or folder because the location of the folder already exists’ you need to take action. Fortunately the error can be fixed by renaming the registry key. The problem is that you need to be an administrator to do this. Follow the steps below to do this:
The reason that you are receiving the error is that you’ve mapped the folder in question. As a result it is not possible to change its location. To resolve this issue you must run a system scan using a Windows-approved repair tool. A scan for system files using SFC will detect corrupted files and fix the problem.
Restoring the default location of the problem folders will usually solve the issue. First try unlinking your OneDrive account. Then restart your PC. After the restart move the folder to its original location. You should also move all other files in the folder before deleting the problematic folder. However if you’ve deleted the folder you may face the same problem.
Another way to resolve this error is by modifying the user shell folders in the registry. To do this you need to access the Run menu type ‘regedit’ and hit enter. In the Run box type ‘regedit’ then expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER and then change the value ‘data’.