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Q: Solved: Getting old documents folder

Hi All. New user, first time post here. I've got a problem with Windows XP. So a friend of mine gave me a copy of norton ghost 2003 to try out. Well, it must have been a bad copy because when I tried to run it, the program just hung up and did not start the dos ghost, despite waiting for an hour. I shut off the power to the computer, and then it was stuck in this loop of going to pc-dos whenever I turned on the computer. It would not bypass this despite picking the option to skip ghost and go straight to windows. So, I had a new hard drive to put into the computer (which precipitated this whole ghost business in the first place), and i reloaded windows, which went fine. Everything is great now on my new larger hard drive, except that I can't get to the documents on my old hard drive. I put the old drive into an enclosure I had laying around, and I mapped to documents and settings, and then my user name, and it told me access is denied. I had the account password protected, and I know the password, but windows is not even asking me for a password. How do I get around this? Thanks in advance.

A: Solved: Getting old documents folder

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I've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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Good afternoon,
     I use exchange online a lot (OWA) and a few days ago Internet Explorer started defaulting to OneDrive Documents Folder instead of my local Documents folder. It was running fine before that. Not sure what changed. I have since changed
settings in OneDrive to save locally instead of on OneDrive and even disabled OneDrive completely. However, every time I try to add an attachment from Internet Explorer, it defaults to my OneDrive folder and not my local folder. Anyone know of a fix? Yes,
I know I could just use a different folder and copy from my Documents folder to the new folder, but there's obviously an issue that I would like to fix. Thank you all for your help.

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Q1. When I look at the folders in C:\Users\User-Name , I can see a [My Documents] folder. I double click on [My Documents] and the location now is C:\Users\User-Name\Documents , why is the folder name different from the exact folder location? (I notice all other folders that have the word "My" has the same situation)

Q2. If I want to move the My Documents to another drive D:, I should create a new folder in D: as [Documents] (without the word "My") or should I create a new folder [My Documents]?

Q3. I intend to follow this article User Folders - Change Default Location to move My Documents folder, in the article it says
"OPTION TWO 3. Create a New Folder by right clicking or press and hold on a empty space in the main window there, and click/tap on New and Folder. Name the new folder without spaces (ex: "Music" for My Music) for the user folder that you want to move there. (See screenshots below) NOTE: The name that you type in for the new folder will be what you see as the user folder name in the Start Menu (shell:UsersFilesFolder) location when finished with all of these steps. It would be best to use the same name as the user folder to avoid confusion."
"OPTION TWO 8. Navigate to the same location as in step 2 and 3 above, then select the renamed new folder (ex: Music), and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (See screenshot below)"

Is the second screenshot at OPTION TWO 3. and screenshot at OPTION TWO 8. wrong... Read more

A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

However, if I were to, from the "My Computer" window, open the C:\ d... Read more

A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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Today I partitioned a hard drive for the first time. After partitioning, I tried to put some folders to the new partition by editing their Location in Properties. I did My Documents first, clicking move > E: instead of creating a new folder named My Documents, so E: became My Documents. I also moved My Pictures, My Videos, and Downloads folders inside E:, but remembered to make new folders for them inside E:. I decided I didn't want E: to be My Documents, and wanted it to exist inside E: as its own folder, so I did the following: right click E: > Properties > Location > Restore to default. After doing this, all of the folders inside E: went missing.

There is no My Documents folder inside the original user folder in C: drive. There is a Music and Videos folder, but when you try to click them, they say that they are not accessible, and say Access Denied. They also display 0 bytes of size when you view their properties. When I open a program such as Wordpad or iTunes, however, they can still access these folders through the Libraries tab. Even more confusing, according to the Libraries tab, these folders exist inside the original user folder in C:, but when I open this folder with windows explorer, I don't see them.

I've also tried right clicking the entire user folder and restoring a previous version of it. It didn't work.

My question is, how do I get back my folders, aside from copy pasting from the library?

A:[SOLVED] Problem with My Documents folder

Okay since I cannot find the edit post button, I will just update here:

I was able to change location of the Music, Picture, and Video folders from the Libraries tab. I successfully moved them to the E: partition. I did the same thing to Documents, and it said it did change location from C: to E:, but the folder is still not visible in E:. I even changed folder options to show hidden files, but My Documents is still "missing" even though it's there in Libraries. The weird "Music" and "Videos" folders with 0 bytes of space are still in the C:\Users\Admin folder though, and when double clicked they still say Access Denied, so that's weird. The Location tab in their properties don't exist, and I can't delete them either because I "require permission from the computer's administrator."

Main question: How do I make the My Documents folder show up again?
Sub question: How do I get rid of the "Access Denied" folders?

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Hello. I am running Windows XP SP2.

When I used to double click on the 'My Computer' icon on the desktop, 2 folders would appear at the top of the page when it opened.

1 folder was called 'Shared Documents' and the other 'My Documents'.

Problem is, the 'My Documents' folder has suddenly disappeared.

It is still on the desktop and I can access my work from there, but I would like it to appear back in 'My Computer' again.

I tried to copy and paste the 'My Documents' folder into 'My Computer' but that didn't work.

I also tried to drag it from the desktop into 'My Computer' but that didn't work either.

I am only a novice and would appreciate any advice.

Thank you...

A:Solved: 'My Documents' Folder Disappeared

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whenever i click on an image or file to download, it automatically goes to my Downloads folder. where can a change the settings so it goes to My Documents folder? im using windows 7.

A:Solved: downloading into My Documents folder

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Problem I've not seen. I have a folder I use to collect files for a program. It is subordinate to My Documents. Three days ago it disappeared. It is not, however gone! I can put the path into the address line of Explorer (the files version - not the browser) and it magically appears. Also I can search and find all the files/folders in that folder individually by name with 'search'. I've set cursor on My Documents and opened >Tools>Folder Options>View and checked "Show hidden files folders and drives". I've tried this at various levels as well. I also ran a batch attrib e.g.:

@echo off
Echo This script will unhide all files in the current folder and all subfolders.
Echo If there are a lot of files, it may take some time to complete.
Attrib -H /S /D
echo Unhide Complete

This obviously ran for a few minutes from C:\

Wierd. I can get to the files, but the folder does not show up under My Documents as it should. I've tried to recreate the folder directly subordinate to My Documents, and get a warning that the folder already exists.
This is not a total loss since I can get to the folder, but would be nice to simply open My Documents, scroll down and find it.

A:Solved: Missing Folder in My Documents - Win 7

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When I'm trying to access my Documents and Settings folder through the explorer, my computer says I don't have access even though I'm logged in through the only user account. I try to change the permissions and it gives me an error and then still prevents access.

How can I get rid of these stupid security measures that I don't need?

A:[SOLVED] Can't access Documents folder

Hi, sounds like you are trying to access Documents and settings, that exist in Vista\Seven.
Actually, those "folders" are Junctions, or reparse points. You'll notice they have the Shortcut arrow on them. Their sole purpose is to redirect old programs that have the old locations hard coded, rather than using environment variables, to the new locations.
Open a Command Prompt, navigate to any folder containing a junction point, and type Dir /AL, and it will list the Junctions, and the location they point to.
If you want a list of all of them, run Dir /AL /S from the root of the hard drive (i.e., C:\)

You can't access them because the Everyone group only has permission to traverse the folder, and has a Deny permission set for reading/listing.
(thanks to Outcaste)

For these three in particular:
C:\Users\ Your User Name \Documents\My Music is now C:\Users\Your User Name\Music
C:\Users\ Your User Name \Documents\My Pictures is now C:\Users\ Your User Name \Pictures
C:\Users\ Your User Name \Documents\My Videos is now C:\Users\ Your User Name \Videos

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I've had this problem for more than a month and cannot get out of it.
At the beginning the Documents Folder started do duplicate and appeared in the explorer next to my real Documents folder, but inside there was a file called Update5. I kept on deleting it but it kept on coming back. Then I did a research on the net and found how to remove it
I finally deleted the Update5 (it desappeared) but the Documents folder keeps on duplicating next to my real Documents folder. The first, though it's empty. I delete it but after a while it's back there.
Is it Adobe Reader's fault? How can I solve it?

A:Solved: Documents Folder keeps on duplicating


This is more of a work-around than a solution, but it may be better than nothing. If you have your system set to not show hidden files, you can right-click on the folder, select properties, and check "Hidden". The folder will be still be there, but since it's empty it's not going to do any harm there, and as long as you're not set to view hidden files, you won't see it.

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I am not sure what caused it but one day the documents and settings folder in the 'C' drive just dissapeared. I then scanned for viruses, and it found a few adware files, and 2 viruses. I got rid of everything. It still is gone. I have no restore points or any of that. I even tryed reinstalling XP and it still is gone. And for example if you look for music through musicmatch, and you go in the 'C' drive. It shows that the doc & settings folder is really there. I tryed formatting the folder to show hidden files. It is still not there.... I REALLY NEED HELP!!!!

A:Solved: The documents and settings folder is gone??

Does anyone have any ideas at all??? I've tryed using spybot and ad-aware SE and removed all they came up with... but nothing helped

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I built my new computer last night with the hard drive from my old one. I reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition on the C: drive. The My Documents folder on the D: drive was password protected under my old installation and now I can't get into that folder. I've tried setting the password on my account to the same as it was before with no joy. I know that Windows uses SID's and that the SID of my new account doesn't match the old one so that's likely the reason that I can't get to my files. I really need some help here. Both partitions are NTFS.


Pentium D 3.4 GHz
ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard
1 GB RAM (2 x 512 MB Dual Channel)
120GB Seagate SATA (150 mbps) hard drive
8x Sony DVD+-RW
Diamond Multimedia ATI Radeon X1600 Pro PCI-E Video (512 MB)

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: New Computer + Old Documents Folder

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I am new to Windows 7 so am still in the process of learning all the features. When I click on "Start" and then select "Documents", the Documents folder is listed under "Libraries". The computer defaults to the "Documents" folder and in the right pane is all the documents files I have on my computer ie, graphic photos, tax returns, business letters, ITunes music, pictures, Excel worksheets, Word Documents and on and on. It is as if someone took all of the documents out of their folders and arranged them side by side.

When I click on the arrow to the left of "Documents" then that folder expands to show "My Documents" and "Public Documents". When I highlight "My Documents" the same files appear in the same order

When I click on the arrow to the left of "My Documents" then the "My Documents" tree expands and each folder that I have in "My Documents" is listed. I keep all files in their own folder so nothing is loose.

I don't know why all the document files I have show in the right window pane. So what is the purpose of this type of view in the "Documents" folder where everything is shown? It certainly isn't convenient to scroll through 500 files to locate a document. If I want to view a business letter, I just go to the "Business Letter" folder in "My Documents" and view the file letter.

A:Solved: Documents Folder Is A Mess

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I m using Windows XP in my Acer 4710z laptop,
the problem started 3 days before....when i started the computer a Black Screen came with no mouse cursor....i googled for the solution but that couldnt help.....
so i reinstalled the XP Professional in another drive "E' because my old windows was installed in C Drive and there were some important documents and pictures in "my documents" folder in C drive and i didnt want to lose them....
when i installed the XP in E installed successfully...but when i checked and opened the older "My Documents" in C Drive "Access Denied" message box came....
The properties of the folder shows "Folder is Empty"..........but when i scan it from antivirus, it scans the full my documents folder with all the files and shows 1.4 GB disc space inspected...

Plz help...

A:[SOLVED] my documents folder not opening

Hello and welcome.

Please do this:

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

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Just finished deleting the Dell partitions and programs from my laptop and using Easeus Partition Manager, resized the primary C:/ partition and created a second partition for data storage. (Now I know why they call it Easeus... It really is easy to use.)

OK, so having done all that, I rebooted and did some final cleanup, then went to the My Documents folder/properties and clicked "Move". designated the new target to be my new E:/ drive partition. Windows proceeded to move all my files to the E:/ drive. All went well and the files were there on the E:/ drive. The shortcut to My Docs in the Quick Launch tool bar also changed the target to the new location.

Now, what has me confused is the entire content of the my Documents folder is STILL on the C;/ drive as though I didn't change a thing I can open the documents just like always on either drive. Basically, the process didn't move the folder, it copied it. Kinda defeats the purpose of the whole process.

Any ideas???


A:Solved: Moving My Documents Folder

I guess you meant on win XP

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simple question but i forgot how to do it - all my saved images are suddenly going to my "downloads" folder and i need to make them all go automatically to "my Documents" folder. how do i switch that?
thanks everyone.

A:Solved: saving images to My Documents folder

You have to change the download location in whichever browser you are using.

How to change download location in Google

How to change download location in IE8 & IE9

How to change the download location in IE10
Open Internet Explorer 10.
Press the CTRL + J keys simultaneously to open the View Downloads window.
Click on the Options.
Click on the Browse button.
Navigate to and select (highlight) Desktop in the left pane, then click on the Select Folder button, click on OK and shut the remaining window.
Close IE and re-open it for the changes to take effect.
How to change the download location in Firefox.

Open Firefox and at the top of the page click on Tools > Options
Under the General tab, click on the Browse button and select Desktop in the left pane so it is highlighted, then click on Select Folder.
Click on OK and the window will close. Restart Firefox for the settings to take effect.


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Running Windows 7, home premium version.
None of the Documents and Settings folders will allow me to view, open, or modify them - for any user.
I am logged on as Administrator.


A:Solved: Documents and Settings folder not cooperating

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When I try to delete jpg images from 'my documents folder', the system makes a copy of the image I am deleting/have deleted. I have tried moving all the images to their own file, but the same thing keeps happening - the system just makes a copy of the image. I probably have about 100 jpg images that I want to delete. I am highlighting 10 to 20 images at once prior to deleting/moving the images.
I am using windows XP. Can you help me with this issue please.

A:Solved: can't delet jpg files from my documents folder

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Please answer fast!
Yesterday at night I upgraded to Vista (it's not the first time I do this), then I found that I can't open my documents folder.

I only see a shortcut at my user folder called "My Documents" (I think Music, Pictures, and Videos are inside there) with a generic folder icon, if I open this, I get that I don't have access to that folder, then when I try to get it, it says "Access denied- go to the Security tab". No, the Documents folder is not there. Only "My Documents" shortcut.

Well I open the Security tab, and I try to get ownership, but it says:
"You don't have permission to see the security properties for this object, you must try to get ownership, etc."
Below, it says:
Current owner:
and then It says below:
New owner:
Admininstrators (MHK-MACBOOKNANO\Administrators)

Well then I try to make me the owner again, but I can't, as it continues asking me the same, like:
1. I select Mhk from the New owner list, then I 'OK'.
2. I click 'Edit' again at the Security tab
3. I get the same window as before, telling me that I do't have the permission.

How can I solve this????

A:Solved: Can't open Documents folder after upgrade from XP

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Hi all,

A quick one for you, I have a folder called Updater5 that keeps appearing in My Documents folder(My files being the one that contains: My music, My Pictures, My Videos etc...)
Not sure why its there and it never has anything it? Also I deleted it but it keeps coming back... Do I need it there and if not how do i rid of it for good????

Running windows XP SP2

Thanks Dax

A:Solved: Updater5 file in My Documents folder.......???

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Recently my Shared Documents folder has vanished. All references to it now point at a generic folder named Documents in the C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Documents however whenever I try to access it, it tells me it cannot access it and that access is denied. I'm using a desktop with Windows XP SP2. Any ideas how I can get my documents back?

A:Solved: Shared documents folder problem

The links below may help

Shared Documents Folders Are Missing From My Computer

"Shared Documents" folder renamed to "Documents"?

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Short version of a long story. Due to multiple BSOD on friends laptop, I decided the best course of action to a non-destructive OS recovery. It is an HP DV6000 laptop running XP Home SP2 with 2 GB mem and a 100 GB HD.
The only thing he had on the machine that he didn't want to lose was about 32 GB of songs for his DJ business. Just to be safe, I copied then onto a networked pc for safe keeping. Hitting PF11 during reboot, took me to the OS restore screen. I proceeded through the restore and choose a different user nane than the original one he had used. This saved the files in the Documents and settings folder for the old user (that no longer existed). After the restore was done, I tried to copy the My Documents folder from the old user to the new user directory. No matter what I tried, I received the Access denied. I tried from a CMD Prompt. I tried using the ATTRIB command to look at the attributes. The only thing I could see was, on each directory (My Documents and below) the Properties window had the Hidden check box filled in, not checked, but filled in. I could not turn it off. I even tried to boot to safe mode and log on as Administrator, and got the same results. I ended up, going back and doing the destructive restore (format drived and factory reload) and then copying the files back from my network.

My question is, why couldn't I copy or delete these files even as administrator, and how can I correct this situation in the future, as I know this sam... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Access Denied on old My Documents Folder

He probably had the "Make my files private" setting enabled for his account, which restricts access to the files for that account, even on a new XP install. In the future you can take ownership of the files to gain access to them.

Hope it helps,

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Searching in my documents does not work. I can enter the search term, hit enter, and instead of displaying the result page, nothing happens, ever.

The "arrange by X" option does nothing as well.

All other folders work just fine.

On win 7 64 bit.

A:[SOLVED] My documents folder has weird behaviour


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Hi girls & guys,I have done this many times but right now I have a brain malfunction & can't remember how to change the my documents folder icon.Searched google for an answer but not getting what I want.Searched TSG threads & not finding answer there.I have changed the icon many times because I have a custom icon that gets replaced with default icon when I make a system change.
But today I just can't remember how to do it.
It's such a nice day that my brain decided to take a walk & hasn't come back yet

A:Solved: change my documents folder icon

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I'm new to windows 7 and having a hard time navigating the file structure. When I try to open documents and settings, access is denied. Under libraries-documents there is a folder named My Videos.....access is denied to that one as well. How do I get access. I'm the only user and an administrator. Why can't I see what's in these folders? Thanks.

A:Solved: Can't access Documents & Settings Folder

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Ok, I need some help..

I know that the documents library is a "library" and when I save anything there it really saves the file to the default location(my documents).

I teach a basic PC course usage course to seniors and some of the PCs are now listing the "My Documents" and the "Public" folders above their respective files when they click on "documents". In the past all the files have been there but never a separation by folder in the listing. There are 8 computers in the LAb and 4 show the "my Documents" and Public location in the listing....

How can I get this back to where they only see the whole list of files without the folder separation in the listing...

Thanks for any help, this is confusing them...


A:Viewing the documents library displays my documents folder

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the default Arrange by, Sort by, or Group by folder view of the "Documents" library has been changed. You might see if doing what's in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to click on Clear changes in the "Arrange by" (on toolbar) drop down menu may help.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Hope this helps,

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I'm attempting to change my default Documents folder to a separate folder I set up on my External Hard Drive, but having a lot of difficulties.

The way I wish to set it up is essentially just have my documents folder located on my external instead of the default, so that games/video recordings/anything else that auto-saves there will be saved and loaded from the location I want. I've tried using Symbolic Links and Hard Links, which may be able to solve my problem, except I'm not very educated on them and not sure if they're what I need. I've also changed the save folder in the documents properties to it, but that also didn't seem to achieve my goal.

If possible/necessary I'm okay with having things saved in both folders, I'd just like to be able to delete things off of my internal without worrying whether or not they're on my external. Saving to the external is the important thing, loading from it is wanted but not absolutely necessary.

A:[SOLVED] Multiple/Alternative Documents Folder Saving

See if this can help Redirect a folder to a new location

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when I try to move documents from my documents (C:\Documents and Settings\user01\My Documents\my_data) folder to another destination (D:\my_data), why is it that aside from documents in my_data folder get copied, the Documents and Settings folder are also copied ? How can I prevent that (I just want to move my_data folder) ?
I've already read about changing My Documents target to point to another destination, but it's not quite clear for me.. does that mean that we can move existing documents already stored in My Documents folder for future documents ??
I use windows xp sp 3

A:Solved: Moving data in My Documents folder to another location

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.My problem is in my documents folder. I can see all of my files as well as pictures but I cannot see the titles of each file unless I run my cursor over a file and then the title appears. The titles also show when I am attaching a file to an e-mail. This is a problem especially with word files because the only way I can tell which file it is is to run my cursor on it to show the title. Luckily I did not lose any files, I just lost the titles. Can anyone help with this problem? Here is my system info; Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1270 , 192 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225602 MB, Free - 60965 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 1184 MB; F: Total - 1329 MB, Free - 1279 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UK441, , .GFRW2F1.CN486437AG1131.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Lost the titles of every file in my documents folder.

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Hi - I found your forum while googling for an answer as to why this folder - C:\Documents and Settings\Lisa - with just "Local Settings" folder in the window - comes up every time I start Windows XP...

I ran HijackThis and have pasted the log below. (I had HijackThis on my PC from some Virus help I received a year or so ago - so since I noticed that's usually what you guys request - I went ahead and ran it now! )

Can you please help me figure out how to get this annoying window to go away on StartUp?

Thanks a bunch!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:40:06 AM, on 3/7/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\hmpsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostControlService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\CV\bin\HostStorageService.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:Solved: Documents and Settings Folder opening on Startup

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I just did a non-destructive restore on my system, and I am trying to retrieve the files from the 'my old disk structure' folder. But, the 'my documents' folder is set to private, and now I can't access the folder. I was wondering if there is any way I can get around this, or can I basically kiss those files goodbye?

A:Solved: I restored my system, but am locked out of 'my documents' folder


If you follow this link it will tell you how to get access again.

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This is really annoying. I open up my documents, and this pops up everytime. It seems that I need a "desktop" folder in my documents.. I dont know, I'm getting a headache over this I cant even explain it but heres a picture that might help..


A:Solved: Vista Desktop Icon in My Documents Folder

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Does anyone know if limited accounts have read/write access to the LOCAL "shared documents" folder by default? Or do limited accounts have only read access to the "shared documents" folder?

This is for Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).



A:Solved: Question about shared documents folder and limited accounts

Depends on how the different user accounts were setup. If you look at the "Properties" of each of the user folders, you may see that they may be checked as private, if NOT any or all users other than "Guest" well have read access.

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Following a crash, I put in a new hard drive, reinstalled Windows, re-created the User accounts. Well some of that I had help with!
I made three User accounts and the folders appeared in Documents & Settings, no problems.

A few weeks later I decided to add another User account. The account was created successfully but its folder never appeared in Documents & Settings. That was about a
month ago and it's just never shown up. The account itself works fine, as far as I know. This morning I created a second User account for this person, to see if it would place a folder in Docs & Settings. It still didn't.

Before the crash, I had all four people with four separate accounts, so having four User accounts has not been a problem previously. It's not a reboot issue, as I've rebooted numerous times since creating the person's first account.
Is there a way to force the User account folder to appear in Documents & Settings since XP won't place it there automatically?

Edited to add:
When reinstalling HD, it had to be named "F," not "C."
That didn't affect creating the original three User accounts, though, so I don't know what to think about that. Also no problem with downloading programs, it always defaults to the correct location. Just thought this might be important.

AHHH..., nevermind, I figured it out. User accounts must first be logged into before the folders appear in Documents & ... Read more

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Win xp sp2. My computer crashed and I had to use the recovery disc supplied by the manufacturer. The recovery process erased the HD but offered me the option of backing up which I did. When I try to open the 'owner' folder or any of the users folders it says 'Access denied'. How can I open my owner folder to recover my files. This is only happening with the users folders and not with other folders on the C: drive.

A:Solved: Denied access to c:\documents and settings\owner folder

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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hi i am having this error every time i open MS works history, Photoshop or Bridge. possibly there could be more programs to that this error pops up. I have looked all over Google and other websites and i just can't seem to find out how to fix this. I have uploaded an image of the error call error 1
also I have been wanting to reinstall Ms works and every time i try to uninstall or repair it i get an error:

error 1324 the folder path 'my documents' contains an invalid character
the image error 2

Please help

A:Solved: error 1324 the folder path 'my documents' contains an invalid character

Go here

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I usually try to fix these things myself but I don't even know where to begin searching on Google...

I was playing Mass Effect 2 (game) last night and the nvidia4 driver crashed (second time it's happened overall from this game...). I closed as many apps as I could, then told Windows to reboot. On rebooting, disk check ran and decided to delete about 12 files (it might have done other things, not sure). When I got back into Windows, all my preferences were gone and I realized that a new set of "Documents and Settings" files were created (called "Owner.MASTRPC", mastrpc is the name of the computer on my network) and even though Windows automatically logs in as "Owner" as usual, it points to that new folder instead of the usual "Owner" folder.

So basically all my preferences, shortcuts and passwords are gone, everything looks like a fresh install, and there are a ton of other inconveniences. Thankfully, the files from my Owner account are still on my hard drive. I think I need to point Windows to the correct Documents and Settings folder (Owner instead of Owner.MASTRPC).

Also, a second new account (ASP.NET) was created, which I've since deleted. But now I think that might have been from Windows Update awhile back. Not exactly sure what that's for.


A:Solved: User Account pointing to wrong Documents and Settings folder!

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I turned on my computer this morning and was unable to open "my Documents" folder from the shortcut on my desktop, then when I tried it from start menu same thing. I can get in via Computer>users>me>my documents BUT why has this happened ? Was trying to update adobe X just beforew I noticed this (which failed for some reason) not sure if that has something to do with it.

I just installed the latest Vista updates to no avail.


A:[SOLVED] Lost access to Documents Folder from Start Menu and Desktop shortcut

Create a new shortcut for Documents - send to Desktop.

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I've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!


A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.


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I have a problem in installing the Adobe Acrobat professional 7. During installing this software , the software cannot access to the folder Documents and Settings/all Users/Documents. I know that I am the administrator of the computer but when I want to acess to the folder it denied. I think during uninstalling the old version of Adobe 5, this problem was happened (maybe I deleted some share files).

the Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 cannot copy any file in this folder (Documents). I would appreciate it if you could help me to fix this problem so I can install this software.


A:Access Deniel For Documents Folder In All Users Folder

Please help me to fix my computer.


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HELP! I've accidentally moved my Documents Folder into my user profile folder by mistake and now i have a mess. basically I now have a folder that goes something like this: c:\users\documents\ and it contains a duplicate of everything that was already in the desktop\username\documents folder except now I can't rename or delete my user profile I don't have a restore point to go back to what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated please!! Thanks!!

A:Moved Documents Folder to User Profile Folder

You could try to open another user account. I think that would be a possible way to solve your problem.

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I cannot unmerge them!

I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible.

right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach

The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment

I had initially thought to save space on my ssd by having the folders point to an external drive. i then added a 2nd internal drive and decided to return the 2 folders to their original location.
(Both folders where titled E:/ as i had foolishly redirected them both to the same location)
when i right clicked on the downloads folder and changed its default location back to normal, then both folders changed. all my downloads and documents are intact, they are just duplicated. both folders have documents and downloads.

i have tried various regedit solutions from this site to no avail.


A:Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder

Hello likwidboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your Downloads and Documents folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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When I type a letter it automatically goes to My Documents folder, then I have to manually move it to another folder I have created that is on my desktop (business letters). Can I format WORD to automatically send anything typed on WORD to this new folder I have made?

A:WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

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As said it title...the folder view gives options for music folders. I've tried going into Options/Folder Options and restoring default, but this doesn't work. I'm sure this happened before and I had to go into config something but can't remember. I'd appreciate any help.

A:My (my Documents) Folder Thinks It's A Music Folder

Hi mischievous and welcome to BleepingcomputerI have did some research on your promblem and I have found some information on your issue.You can read this site, deals with a very similar promblem like yours.

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Is there a way to password protect a folder without having to password protect all the dcouments in the folder?

A:password protect a folder rather than documents in the folder

This is not a "business applications" question, but a Windows question. I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. Good luck!

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A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.
In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

A:EZStickyNotes folder appears out of nowhere in Documents folder!

Originally Posted by DSmith148

A folder appeared in my documents folder named "EZStickyNotes" created on 4-8-09 and was just wondering what the heck is going on with that folder just appearing out of the blue!It is empty and seems harmless,but i just want to be extra sure!Any help will be appreciated regarding what this mysterious folder is and it's purpose.Seems pretty suspicious to me to say the least!Thank you.

In the meantime while i wait for any replies,I'll go run scans with my antivirus and antispyware programs and see if they detect anything.

You downloaded it through shareware. it was probably bundled.

Windows Vista already has sidebar sticky notes.

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recently an unknown folder named "Documents" appeared in my Downloads folder

i deleted it and then it came back, no matter how many times i deleted it, it will keep reappearing for no reasons

that folder is empty, can someone tell me how to get rid of it? PERMANENTLY !

sorry im new here

A:Documents folder keep reappearing in Downloads folder

Have you checked for malware (i.e. ran your AV program)?

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Moving some docs from old pc to new win10 via stick. I wanted those files in the local doc folder not MSOne Drive.

I just assumed that "documents" under THIS PC was my local documents. But it points to one drive. When I tired to reset it to default. See attach pictures.

While I tried to reset it, multiple "copies" of "documents" showed for a little while. See Pic

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I'd like to move my user files to a different drive, so that when i boot up to XP or Vista the same files are available on a seperate partition.

I have been able to move all the Vista one to my C: drive (XP) and its ok, but im running out of space and want to put the stuff on E:. I cant figure out how to make XP look to E:\Username\Desktop for its desktop files.

Any help would be great - i know its probably simple and ive just beat about the bush as usual.

A:Solved: Moving "Documents and Settings" folder to another location

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Windows XP PC is extremely sluggish and makes a loud whirring noise, so bought a Seagate external hard drive. I inadvertantly moved the "my documents" folder on to it and now cannot open the folder without the hard drive plugged in. how do I move it back to its original home? It hasn't exactly stopped the extremely slow way the PC opens any file or even surfing the net. Please help!

A:Solved: accidentally moved "my documents" folder to external hard drive

Restore the My Documents Folder to Its Default Location
To restore the My Documents folder to its default location, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
Click Restore Default, and then click OK.
In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.
Let me know if that works.

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I just noticed that there is a new (hidden) file in "my documents" folder called "Default". It is a hidden folder and was not there 4 days ago.

When I check the properties on it it simply says that is is just a Remote Desktop Connection type and it was created August 24th, 2008.

My remote desktop and remote assistance features are not active or loaded.

Is this file normal or not?

Thank you!

A:Solved: Hidden Remote Desktop Connection file found in "my documents" folder

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Here are the facts in the matter:

I had an older machine that was running (barely) XP. Two things happened--the boot-up on the master drive got corrupted, then the machine itself died an inglorious death.

Now, I've salvaged the drive and installed into an external USB hard box. I have a laptop and a desktop that both run XP (XP Pro V2002 SP3). I can access most of the information on the drive; however, I can't get into the My Documents folder under my Documents and Settings folder. (The system reports "Access is denied.")

According to the MS Tech Center, one of the steps I need to do is to go into the Control Panel and click on "Appearance and Themes"...I don't have this option.

The question is:

How can I get into this My Documents folder so I can pull the stuff inside it out into the open?

Thanks for any assistance.

Jason A Schulz

A:Solved: Taking Control of a "My Documents" Folder

Take ownership of the folder.

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Hello all,

This is my first post here, hopefully I'm not duplicating questions, I checked but could not find this one. I'm wanting to copy all of "My Documents" to another folder. This is working but not how I want. Here's what i put in notepad:

copy "c:\Documents and Settings\ac*****man\My Documents" "k:\Aarons_docs"
(I got this info from

after running it's scheduled run, it is only copying files, not folders...can anyone tell me why this is and how to correct it?

Thanks for any help in advance!

A:Solved: auto copy "My Documents" to another folder

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I am running Vista Home Basic. I first noticed this afternoon that my "Documents" folder was empty. I searched all locations and all I found was a shortcut to one of the missing files. It gave me the following error:

The item that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to remove the shortcut?

I did a system restore to the recommended restore point. On reboot some folders and files had appeared in "Documents" but many were still missing. I tried another system restore to an earlier date but upon reboot had a message stating the restore was not successfull and no files or settings had been changed.

I had a look for my "Documents and Settings" folder but couldn't find it.

I chose options to show hidden files and prtected system files. I turned of the sharing wizard option also.

I searched again for "Documents and Settings" and it appeared in the search window, on clicking I got the error:

Documents and Settings refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check that the disk is properly inserted and that you are connected to the internet or your network and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

I went my computer> C: to locate the folder but all I could find was a shortcut to the folder, although it wasn't showing up as a... Read more

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Im running windows 10 and Ive been having lots of issues with one drive so I decided to unlink it to my pc and turn it off completely.
The documents folder in 'this pc' no longer works now as the folder path goes to one drive. is there a way of fixing this?
Also the documents folder is missing from from 'the folder with my user name' (the one with all the lovely icons). When I try to create a new folder and call it documents, an error shows that I cant have two folders with the same name. I therefore thought that the folder may have been hidden so I set show hidden files and it showed me a my documents folder that was faded out and I cant do anything with that. no idea what that means.
The only place in which the documents folder still exists is in my user account?s folder in the c drive and library.
Can anyone help with this issue?

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I am really perplexed as to what is going on with a Documents folder. It's not MY DOCUMENTS, but rather, the Libraries-Documents folder (versus the my documents under my user profile/name).

The folder is FULL of garbage. This includes things that appear to be "temp files" (but with valid file types such as jpg, mp3)...also in there doc files, png, tdb, diz, ebc, and others I don't even recognize. Some of these things include package files from the Sims series games (there were a TON of them in there) and others included pictures that I did NOT save locally (as if it were a temp file from the web). There are even many duplicates of some of these pictures. Some I *DID* save as part of a genealogy project, but I didn't save them there....I saved them in a completely different folder with a completely different name.

Needless to say, I've got a LOT of work ahead of me cleaning this sucker out (thousands of files to the tune of 16.5gigs...seriously).

How are these files getting here and how can I prevent it from happening again?

Thanks in advance!

A:Is the Documents folder being used as a Temp Folder???

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Hi,I have a desktop & Laptop both running windows 7.Now the desktop when I open my documents from the start method I have a folder in there ''Pictures''If I open this up its my pictures all's fine.
Now on the laptop I open my documents in the same way but there is no ''picture'' folder there.
So which is correct,If the laptop is the correct way how do I move this ''picture folder'' from my documents on the desktop.
Question Which is correct desktop or laptop setup?

Many thanks.

Update.When I click start > my computer > right click documents > properties > it shows up as 'My Pictures not My Documents'

A:Picture folder in my documents folder.

Just rename it to my pictures make that your picture folder and rename the picture folder to documents. If they are out of place you can drag and drop as you please onto the favorites bar

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Hey ya'll !!! Happy Holidays!

So, I'm having some work done on my computer via another thread or two, and since I've been so engrossed on looking at all the stuff on my computer, I noticed something that I really haven't paid any particular attention to until recently. When I click on Start>Explore I see that there are two folders called My Documents. They each have the same subfolders in them; i.e., My Pictures, and other documents that I have.

Are these duplicates???!!! And if I delete one of the two, will it mess up anything? (Gee, I wish I could ask that better, but do ya'll understand what I'm trying to ask?)

Peace & blessings,


A:Solved: Duplicate "My Documents" Folder

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I'm enduring a rather annoying problem here with mapped drives. I am running Windows XP Professional SP2. I have mapped my "My Documents" folder to the letter L, along with a few other folders so I could access them through my other PC's. Now the problem is, whenever I try to save documents or copy files into My Documents, I get the error message "Error, cannot copy to L:\ - Check that the drive is not full or write protected". It isn't full, and I've checked the permissions on the folder and have granted full access to the Administrators group, but I still get that message.

So I just thought it had something to do with the map. I tried to disconnect it, but it comes up with the message: Warning: There are files still open on L:\. If you do not close these files before disconnecting, data may be lost. Continue anyway? - to which I clicked yes to see what would happen, and sure enough all my data was gone. I performed a system restore and all my data is back, but I'm still faced with my initial problem.

I hope that makes sense. I just need to be able to save to My Documents, but this surpasses my knowledge. Any help on this would be greatly apprieciated.


A:Solved: Mapped "My Documents" Folder

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I sent the contents of the my documents folder to my desktop.There were way too many icons on my desktop so I sent them all to the recycle bin and deleted them.My Documents folder is completely empty and so is the recycle bin.I cannot find them anywhere and These documents are irreplacable.I tried a system restore and everything and tried to undo the delete.I need to know if there is a way to retrieve ALL THESE DOCUMENTS?There were over 90 of them.Please help!!I have no money to take the computer somewhere either!Im using winxp home on an hp pavilion desktop.
Thank You!!

A:Solved: Help I lost my whole"my documents" folder

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Prior to a few weeks back where I made added a function to the folder file type, it didn't matter if I doubled clicked on a file folder on either the left hand pane or the right hand pane of Windows Explorer, Folder View. Either way opened the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

Since I made the change below however, if I click on a folder in the left hand "Folders" pane, it works as before and opens the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

However, if I click on any folders in the right hand (files pane) a new windows explorer window opens a displays the "my documents".

This is driving me nuts. The same thing happens if you click on a shortcut to a folder. Instead of the folder opening, it opens a new window and displays "my documents".

This problems started when I added a new function to the folder file folder file type properties to print out the contents of a folder by calling a batch file that piped the content to a file.

In the file association for file folders in the advanced section I now have three functions
- the afore mentioned 'create file list'
- explore (the default), and
- find

For the folder file type I just have:
- explore and
- open

Any suggestions on how to put things back to the way Windows Explorer always worked before make clicking folders in the right hand pane open them up properly in the same window as per clicking them on the left hand pane?

A:Windows Explorer and Folder shortcuts open to "my documents" and not the folder

Welcome to TSG....

You can try doing a system restore to a day or so before you made the change to view. It will not affect any data that you have but you might have to re-install any programs that you have had since that date.

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Unfortunately I lost many,many files from My Documents, probably about 100. Fortunately I had just installed Carbonite a few days before.

So now, when I click on My Documents, I get this long list of files I deleted. How can I copy all the correct files back from Carbonite to my regular Documents?

A:Solved: Need to copy Carbonite files back to my regular Documents Documents

You have flagged this being solved, were you able to restore your files?

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Somehow my "Shared Documents" Folder got renamed to "Documents" when setting up my wireless network. Now when I am unable to install some software because that file name is missing.
I am not able to rename the "Documents" folder because I get the error that it is a system folder and cannot be renamed. Please help.

A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?


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When I double click any folder, it opens "Documents" folder in a new window. If I right click and choose "Open" it works fine.

HP Pavillion Desktop with Win 8.1pro X64bit.

A:When I double click a folder, it opens "Documents" folder

Hello Gray, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the folder and directory options in the tutorial below to see if it may help if it's an issue with the default registry entries for them.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

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I set this Windows 7 computer up wrong more than a year ago and have just lived with it, but I am wanting to use an online backup service, and want my files to be in a standard place just in case.

When I moved my files from my previous computer, the first thing I did was create a separate partition on my new computer, drive "R." I meant to then put everything in the "Documents" folder and locate it on the "R" partition (I had it set up this way on the previous computer, using Vista).

Somehow I got befuddled and they all went in the "Contacts" folder (correctly located on "R" but incorrectly identified). I think when I moved them from the default location on the "C" drive to the new partition on "R," I must have gotten trigger happy and hit the wrong folder button or something, I don't quite remember.

Fixing it is not as simple as using the "Location" tab in the "Properties" dialog for "Contacts." I want to leave all my folders on the "R" drive, I just want them to be in "Documents" not "Contacts."

I'm afraid if I simply rename "Contacts" to "Documents" or move them manually that will break all links to programs (big and small, such as Word, Dropbox, iTunes, etc.)

Screen shots below.

(And yes, the "Contacts" folder inside my "Contacts" directory does contain MS Exchange contact files.)
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A:Mistakenly set "Contacts" folder as Documents folder for all files

Hello Druekberg,

It'll be a bit of work, but you should be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore the default locations of any affected user folders. Be sure to back up the contents of the folders to another location first to be safe.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,

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Hello to all,
This is more of a question than a problem. In my WindowsXP SP2 system, if I open Windows Explorer to look at all my folders for whatever the reason, I've noticed for quite a while that, quite normally, I have the usual My Documents folder containing everything I expect it to. In addition to that, if I expand the + sign on My Computer, it shows me all my local hard drives as it should, a Shared Folder and another folder titled Pete C.'s Documents which is essentially a carbon copy of the normal My Documents folder. I'm just assuming perhaps I may have inadvertently created it under whatever conditions prevailed at the time or something of that nature. Can I safely delete Pete C.'s Documents folder from under My Computer? My experience level somehow tells me I can but I'd like to get a second opinion.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Pete C.

A:Re: My Documents folder

the real one is in docs/settings/with a + next to your name.

if you created another one in another location, it can be deleted.

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After installing Office 2003 with Outlook, In "My Documents" or My Pictures" I can no longer email from task folder.
The email comes up but nothing happens when I hit the send button. I installed the same Office on my wifes computer & that feature works as always.
Thanks this is really bugging me.

A:My Documents Folder PLEASE Help!

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I've bought a new hard disk, and now I've two.

I'd like to set my documents folder to the new disk.

How can I do that?

A:my documents folder

You can make a folder called My Documents and send stuff there on your new Hard drive, but My Documents is part of the operating System and it is best not to move that folder....

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When I log onto vista business, only the documents folder is displayed. have to go to task manager to open explorer task in order to get the stuff on my PC.


A:Documents Folder

Have you tried to run a check disk on the C drive? Maybe the drive has errors on it.

Here is a tutorial on how to do so. I would try method 1 on the link below.

Hope this helps

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In Windows XP I noticed a folder named MY Documemts/img. It contains about 30 *.gif files.

Does anybody know what this folder is, and what it does?
Is ir required in Windows XP?


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Ok so I accidentally made a duplicate Documents folder, and when I tried to delete it I couldn't because I don't have permission or something or other. So I did some trouble shooting and found nothing, what was most odd is that both document folders had the exact same file path and name, yet there were two
So I did a system restore from yesterday and now when I go to play any game that holds the saved games in the Documents folder, the saves don't show up, I tried re-installing them and still nothing..
also I checked to be sure the save games weren't moved after the restore and they are still there

any ideas?

Edit: ok now suddenly I have 2 Documents folders again, and again, they have the same file path and name, one Documents folder has only few things in it (none of the stuff I put in it, but instead things that would normally be in it) and the other has all my stuff.. and a new Documents folder has appeared in my Downloads folder (C:\users\<user name>\ Downloads) which I think was an accidental copy also from before the system restore. I copied my stuff from the documents folder with all my stuff in it to the newly appeared Documents folder, and still nothing will load..
I created a save game with one of my games and another Documents folder was created, I copied all my stuff over, and vuala it works, problem is that my rocketdock icon that links to my Documents folder won't link to the folder, and neither will the short cuts in the ... Read more

A:Documents folder

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I moved the location of My documents folder to an external drive (H:) , unfortunately I didn't first make a new my docs folder but transferred the contents so that H: had the various documents plus music etc that was already there .
Now when I go My documents from Start I go straight to H: . I created a documents folder in C: & transferred the docs back to that but now it doesn't appear in windows explorer i.e. C: Users/user name .
However when I do a search for 1 of the docs in the folder from search at start & 'open folder location' it goes to windows explorer as before .
What a mess !!
How do I get things back to as before ? I've just done a complete recovery so don't want all that hassle again .
Hope this makes sense 'cos I'm baffled

I have Vista Home Premium . Don't think any other specs are relevant .

A:My Documents Folder

Hello barrythegreek,

You could try a system restore, alternatively try rignt clicking on My Documents and select properties. then you can change the location of the file.

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My desktop computer runs Windows Vista 64bit. When I click on the Documents icon on the desktop, I can see two Documents folders on the left side of the screen, one is in "Favorite Links" and one is in "Folders." Question: why two Documents folders and should I try to combine them? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions/comments.

A:Two Documents Folder
there have been several posts with this exact issue, think most delete it or just leave it

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I was doing some file management, trying to "cleanup" My Documents". I discovered a new folder and do not know where it came from. I has a lot of strange icons in it and I don't know what they are for. We just installed a new HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 printer. Is that something that came with it? Since they don't give you manuals anymore and you have to go on-line to read the user manual of 300 and some pages, I hope I can get an answer from you all.. If you know what STK is all about, I'd sure appreciate it if you would share it with me. Thanks, lilart

A:STK? New folder in My Documents

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I'm the only person who uses my PC and having two "My Documents" folders and subfolders is confusing. So should I only use the one associated with "user" or the one that's directly off the C drive? Getting rid of one of the "My Documents" folders is either impossible or would cause big problems - right? (XP Home Edition)

A:Which My Documents Folder To Use

I think you'll find they are one and the same. Put a file in one and check.

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I am so embarassed that I can be this stupid.I accidentaly deleted the contents of my documents folder.I tried a system restore,last good config.and sfc /scannow and can't get it back.Please don't ask how I did it,I am ashamed of myself,Tony.

A:My Documents Folder

Hi,Try Recuva Max

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I installed a freeware called ABC Lock. It was supposed to be a software that could hide and unhide folders or files for security purposes. I was interested and i gave it a try.

I hid a folder inside 'My Documents'. It was successful. Then i unhid the folder, but it turned out TERRIBLE! I lost not only the folder, but the whole 'My Documents' folder. There was no more My Documents, and there was no more data in the folder.

I restored my system. The My Documents folder appeared again... BUT ALL THE DATA DISAPPEARED.

I tried to uninstall and re-install ABC Lock, but nothing happened...

Please... if anyone can help me.. I am really desperate. I have lots of important files in My documents. My mid semester is close and i am losing some of very important materials in the folder. >.<

Any thought is really appreciated.. Thx

A:Help!!! My 'My Documents' Folder is Gone

Two things to try, the first is to go start>search and type in the name of a file and let it scan to see if it can find the missing files (if it finds the one whose name you gave it, you will find the lot.

In the event that they have been deleted and search cannot locate them, go to and download and install the Recuva prog ( a tiny little prog and easy to work). Let it scan you C drive or whereever your files were and see if it can find and recover them.( In case it can find them, you should first create a new folder on, say, your desktop as Recuva will ask for a destination for any recovered files).
It will probably find dozens of files covering all sortd of things, you will have to trawl through the list it produces to select the ones you want.

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I moved the "My Documents" folder to partition D.
(What a mistake though!)
Instead of moving the whole thing as a single folder, it moved it's CONTENTS!
Which means, when I click on D, I see the "CONTENTS of My Documents".
But, I expected to see a folder named "My Documents", and the rest of the drive D (which was luckily empty at the time).
Even worse, it seemed like D had actually transformed into My Documents.
Like, when I attempted to move the other My ... folders, I got a message: Are you sure to move a system folder into another system folder? It is irreversible, and they can not be separated.
(Which truth I had already witnessed with the previous move.)
It also seemed like a ghost of the My Documents folder still existed on the original location (C:\Users...). Like when I created a new folder and tried to name it "My Documents", a duplicate name message would appear.
I put it back with lots of difficulty, and would like to know how to accomplish this task.
Pleeeeeeeeez help.

A:My Documents Folder

Hi Nina and a very warm welcome to the Forum.
First off, don't panic. After a short while on this forum you will find that there is a solution to most problems.
First off when you got the message "Are you sure to move a system folder into another system folder?" that should have rung bells. The My Document (Re-named "Documents" in Windows 7) is not the same as was on Windows XP.
Other better brains than mine will come to the rescue here I am sure but meantime have you tried a System Restore? That's what I would do first. Please come back here if you need help with that.

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I keep my data files just about anywhere except 'My Documents'. Some are in subfolders of the program that runs them. Others are in folders named 'Downloads', 'Business', 'Computer-related' 'Temp' and similar, on the C: drive. My photographs are on drives devoted solely to photograhs. I have no music or video. My email is stored on an Exchange server.

I have used this general structure through every change in Windows from 3.1 onwards. It works for me, and I like it. I have thousands of data files, many in an elaborate hierarchy of subfolders, and can't just hurl them into an undifferentiated Documents folder and hope to find them again. If I moved them to subfolders of Documents, I'd essentially be re-creating the already-existing folder structure of the C: drive, which seems to me a little crazy. And it would be one more click to open them (in my Windows Explorer replacement: I never open anything from the Start Menu). I've always thought it was OK to do as I've been doing, because a number of programs offer a choice of where to store data files.

But today I contacted tech support for a shareware notes program that I run (and whose data files I store in the program's folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\.....). He said:

"In Vista/Windows 7, etc, you are not supposed put any writable files under Program Files, or for that matter, in arbitrary folders in your windows drive......You should be keeping them with your other application documents, either in Documents f... Read more

A:Is it OK not to use Documents folder?

Can't see any problems. I save work and personal files in my own folder structures - far away from My Documents (I do use this for general stuff).

Now I have got my head around libries in W7 the need to store in the old "My Docs/video/picture" structure has gone.

I would just be careful that any software you use is configured to use you folders, and remember any changes to your folder structure will stop the original programme from saving there until you update it.

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I had trouble with My Documents opening on start-up. That problem was solved, but one suggestion was moving the My Documents folder, from my desktop, to another drive. That didn't solve the problem. Now I can't get it back on my desktop. Any ideas how to do this and does it really matter where it is located? Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:My Documents folder

How did you move My Documents?

The safest way is to use Microsoft's Power Toy TweakUI (WinXP).

In the My Computer tree, there is a Special Folders section where you can select and move folders like My Documents.

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Help i did something (i cant remember) but my documents folder looks like (first attachment) now and my other folders look (second attachment) this.. Help

A:Why does the documents folder look like this??

Quote: Originally Posted by Jack8530

Help i did something (i cant remember) but my documents folder looks like (first attachment) now and my other folders look (second attachment) this.. Help

Might be as simple as the folder settings pointed to by the arrows. Let us know if that isnt it

ken J

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I have a lost or hidden "My Documents" folder. I am having trouble with a software program and my friend said that he had a file in his My Documents. I tried to find a My Documents on my PC but nothing is listed. My wife has a My Documents under User Name/Documents. We both are using Win 7 HP.

My question is how do I get a My Documents folder without having to do a clean install?

I run CCleaner, Spybot, SpywareBlaster, SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware each night. I just ran SFC (no problems). I think my PC clean. I have "unhidden folders" but still no joy.

Any help or ideas please.


A:No My Documents folder

IT should be located at C:\users\[insert user name]\My Documents. You can just type it in to the address bar in explorer. Do you run the registry cleaner part of CCleaner?

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I'm not really sure where to post this, there doesn't seem to be a 'help' forum here.

I can't get into my Documents folder.
Every time I go to get into it, this little pop up message come up.

It tells me:

" "Documents.library-ms" is no longer working.
This library can be safely deleted from your computer.
Folders that have been included will not be affected."

I have also include an image of the message.

What do forum? I'm really devastated at the moment

It also happens when I try to get into my Pictures folder. Just lays "Pictures.library-ms" etc etc etc comes up.

A:I can't get into my Documents folder.

Just go ahead and right clik on the lndividual library you are having an issue with and delete it, then in the navigation pane, left side of screen, right click on Libraries and select 'restore default libraries'

Libraries - Restore Default - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello. I posted a thread this morning on a problem I had with backingup to an external harddrive.

This evening, however, my documents folder was in my userprofile for a while, now it has disappeared. What could cause this? Thanks.

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This morning when I started the computer I received the message "Your computer will not start." Windows then repaired the problem and the computer started.

The internet is working yet the wireless icon in the lower right has a bright red x through it.

Norton said it was not working but then said it fixed the problem.

Outlook would not start because it could not find the folders. I followed its prompt and found my documents file and the Outlook folder where the various Outlook files are but then the documents folder disappeared again and is not there.

Should I just copy the documents folder from the backup drive to my user profile on the C drive?

Thanks. Help is very much appreciated.

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On MS Windows XP Professional, SP2, is there a way to re-direct My Documents to another location other than the default? In this case, I am using XP Pro not logging into the domain, so I cannot use the GPO in AD.
Any help is appreciated.

A:Re-directing My Documents Folder

take a look at this PDF

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I have had a new computer with Windows 8. When I started to save my documents it automatically went into OneDrive. I altered the settings so as it doesn't default to OneDrive but when I save my word documents they go into Documents. This file is under the heading of My PC. This is o.k. but in my documents folder, I have Outlook files and Symantec files. I don't want my word documents to go into this file as I may delete one of these subfolders. Can I either move the Outlook file and Symantec somewhere else, or can I make another document folder to save into?

A:Windows 8 Documents folder

Just create a folder within documents. Then, go into options > save in Word and choose that folder as the default save location.

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I am trying to find a way to change the location where files saved to the My Documents folder on one computer (smaller HD) to a network shared folder on another computer. My thought was to delete or hide the computer's My Documents folder and create a new My Documents folder on the network folder and place a shortcut to it on the the other computers desktop. I don't think you can delete My Documents though. So, is there a way to hide that folder? I also would like to change the default save for all Office products to that folder if possible. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

A:Rerouting the My Documents Folder

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Hi: Not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but today I discovered a really worrying problem. My 'documents' folder suddenly got moved into another folder named 'Doctor Web.' Looking into this, I find that Doctor Web is a piece of security software originating in Russia, apparently quite respectable, but it's not something I ever installed. According to its properties, the Doctor Web folder was created in 2014, but it wasn't on my computer two days ago when a backup I ran
had no errors. Today, it choked on the new folder. I'm attaching a screen grab to illustrate the situation.

My question is, is there some method by which I can move the 'documents' folder from the 'Doctor Web' folder. put it back where it belongs and delete the 'Doctor Web' folder? I have access to all my documents, but I am not at all happy with them being spontaneously moved like this. Also, please bear in mind I'm a bit of a novice, so I'd appreciate it if any suggestions could be couched in, so to speak, words of one syllable.

A:Odd problem with 'documents' folder.

have you tried just clicking and dragging the folder from 'Doctor Web' to 'Patrick' to see what happens ?

As to WHY it appeared.....not sure.

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I don't know why, but my Documents folder keeps duplicating itself. There is a copy of it beside the original Documents Folder, and one in my Downloads folder. The copies are always empty folders. When I try to delete them, it says they are being used by another program, so I cannot delete them. The only time I CAN delete them, is if I restart my computer, and as soon as I sign in to my windows name, delete them. Yet they always reappear once I'm connected to the internet. Also, sometimes when I go to My Computer and look under the Local Disk (C memory bar/icon, a gb or two will be taken away from the ( xGB free of xGB). Aka. I'll check it and it says 240gb left, 10 minutes later I'll check and it says 239gb or 238gb left.

Can someone help me with this? It's more a nuisance than anything. I have Windows Vista and a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop.

Here is my HijackThis Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:12:37 PM, on 8/27/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd... Read more

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One thing I haven't figured out yet is why there are so many accesses to My Documents in folder/windows explorer view.

For example:
I am the only computer user of this operating system. My account name is Hawkfire, this account name is the administer one; there is that account, a unused guest account and an unused .net account.

In my explorer I see a 'My Documents', 'Hawkfire's Documents', and then again under Documents and Settings I see a folder named Hawkfire with a sub folder under that named again 'My Documents'.

They sure made this confusing, no doubt. When I go to access videos for example from an explorer/folder window, I don't know which one I should go with.

I'm trying to figure out if there was something I did maybe during windows xp installation to make this happen

A:why so many access folder to My Documents

They're the same folder.

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