Fixed Error “Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected"

Problem: Windows show error message as below when try to move a personal folder into SkyDrive, OneDrive or in a similar location.
Can’t move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can’t be redirected. Access is denied.

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Solution: Modify User Shell Folders Registry Key

Step 1: Go to Registry Editor.

Step 2: Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

For Windows 10 Pro (version 1909 OS Build 18363.720): HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Step 3: Locate a personal folder at the right panel that is displaying the error and double-click on it.

Step 4: Replace the current value data with the corresponding Default Value in the below list:
Desktop - %USERPROFILE%\Desktop Favorites - %USERPROFILE%\Favorites Music - %USERPROFILE%\Music Pictures - %USERPROFILE%\Pictures Videos - %USERPROFILE%\Videos Documents - %USERPROFILE%\Documents Downloads - %USERPROFILE%\Downloads

Corresponding registry key for the Downloads folder is {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

Step 5: Click Ok to save the changes, close Registry Editor and restart the computer.

Originally published at pupuweb.com on November 16, 2018.

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