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"My Documents" prolem


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Seltox

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Hi,
On this computer, the harddrive used to be split into two partitions, and the "My Documents" location was changed to "D:\My Documents", but it has recently had the D: partition deleted, the C: extended (The files were backed up), but the OS keeps looking for My Documents at D:\My Documents - and I can't find where to change it, because the folder isn't actually there anymore.
Also, if I try to make a folder called "My Documents" in "C:\Users\<username>" it tells me that the folder already exists, but it doesn't.

What can I do?

EDIT: Also, it's running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. Sorry for leaving that out.

Edited by Seltox, 15 February 2010 - 04:31 AM.

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TheBug

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Windows 7 does not have "My Documents" folder but it has a folder "Documents".

To change the default location of the folder:
1. Create a folder C:\Users\<username>\Documents, if it does not already exist.
2. Right-click on "Documents" shortcut on your desktop or in Start Menu, and select Properties.
3. Select Location tab. Type C:\Users\<username>\Documents and click OK.
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TheBug, your instructions seem to be incorrect... are they for Vista or XP possibly? (There is no location tab) In my Windows 7 you:
  • Create any folder, any where (i.e. C:\AnyNameHere)
  • Click Windows Orb(Start)
  • Right click "Documents"
  • Select Properties
  • Click "Include Folder"
  • Navigate to your new folder via explorer (i.e. C:\AnyNameHere)
  • Highlight it
  • Click Include Folder
  • Click Apply --> then OK
Optional:
  • Before you click Apply --> then OK
  • Highlight other listed folders you wish not to show
  • Click Remove for each one
  • Click Apply --> then OK

I hope this helps :)

Edited by Ferrari, 16 February 2010 - 09:23 PM.

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Yes Ferrari. I am sorry to say I posted wrong instructions by mistake. I was on my XP laptop at that time. Please accept my apologies.
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Please accept my apologies

Of course, not the first time, nor the last time that sort of thing will happen. :)

I was on my XP laptop at that time

The sad thing is, I asked you if it was Vista or XP, when I could of easily opened up "XP Mode" at the very computer I typed that question from. Or just googled it. My point being, I'm was to lazy to check, so I just asked the question! :)
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