Problems with 2020 new install

NO … because you are putting your materials in the application’s resources location.

Put your materials in …

%AppData%/SketchUp/SketchUp 2020/SketchUp/Materials

… and leave the %ProgramData% folders alone.

SketchUp will automatically enumerate your resource subfolders of all kinds in …
%AppData%/SketchUp/SketchUp 2020/SketchUp/
… each time it starts. And your subfolder names will appear in the resource inspectors (ie, Materials, Components, Styles, Classifications, etc., etc.)

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You are right it is fixable, but not by the SU people. The fix is by the user and it is simple. Put your folders etc in the My documents folder. Set the file preference to point to the location.

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The Files preferences control where save dialogs open, not what user folder is enumerated for the Components collections.

Part of the reason I take the position is the fact the My Doc,s folder is on a common backup path.

It may be possible to use a symbolic link to trick SketchUp into enumerating your “My Docs” folder.

The main problem is that if you have multiple versions installed there will wind up being multiple versions of component files. There was a crash bug in some older versions when they try to insert newer version component files.

If your only always running the latest SketchUp version, this won’t be an issue for you.