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"My Documents" disappears from desktop and save-as window


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billingsgate

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Hi,

I'm having a little trouble with my "My Documents" folder. All the files are present and accounted for but the icon has disappeard from my desktop and from the save-as window - this obviously makes opening and saving files needlessly tedious. No matter how often I place a new icon for it on the desktop it always vanishes (both on restart if I reboot right away or seemingly randomly while running). While the icon is still present on the desktop it never appears in the save-as window.

This is clearly not a matter of any urgency but any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Are you creating the Desktop shortcut for My Documents manually, or using the recommended Desktop Properties method? (which is to right-click any empty space on Desktop, choose 'Properties'. Now select 'Desktop' tab. Then 'Customise Desktop'. There you'll see options for Desktop shortcuts which Windows can create for you if you tick the relevent box.
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Hi,
I have been creating it manually.
Following your prescribed method within the desktop itself only gives me the display properties window under win2000 sp4. Then I thought maybe I was misreading it so I tried the same thing in the desktop folder and and I get a window with the tabs General, Sharing and Security. I changed no settings in this dialogue but looked through the tabs and found nothing similar to what you describe.

Does this help?

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