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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 06-Feb-12 11:46:23
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'My Documents' Problem


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Laptop HDD had two partitions C & E. E was labelled DATA and contained two folders 'My Documents' and Downloads.

As C was getting full I copied the two folders from E, deleted it and expanded C. So far so good
I created a new folder 'Documents' under C:\user\name\ and copied the contents from the old 'My Documents'

Problem is the 'My Documents' shortcut on C looks for the location on the old E drive. As does Word when trying to save a document.

How do I change the default location of 'My Documents' to the new Documents folder on C:
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Feb-12 11:49:50
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You don't say what OS you are using, but here's how to do it in XP. Probably the same for other versions.
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 06-Feb-12 12:35:28
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Sorry, Vista. However I can't find the My Documents folder. frown


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Feb-12 12:43:27
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On the Desktop? You mentioned "the 'My Documents' shortcut on C" in your OP. Isn't that it?

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Feb-12 12:49:07
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In Vista it's just called "Documents". Do you see "Documents" on the Start Menu? Have a look at: http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2006/12/08/change...
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 06-Feb-12 12:51:40
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Yes. I just started the Laptop and the link 'My Documents' has been replaced with 'Documents' however Lt click on Documents doesn't do anything. Rt click and opening properties gives details of the newly created Documents folder and contents.
Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 06-Feb-12 13:01:50
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Don't have a 'location' tab to type in the path. This appears to be the problem, the path shown in the properties for the shortcut to the Document folder seen in C: leads to C:\Users\username\Links. Instead of \Documents. However I don't see a 'location' tab where I can change the path.

The original 'Documents' folder appears to have disappeared.

Edited by wingco1 (Mon 06-Feb-12 13:03:01)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Feb-12 13:02:35
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Perhaps you should have done this before moving it manually.

But didn't you say earlier that this shortcut still pointed at E:?

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Standard User wingco1
(legend) Mon 06-Feb-12 13:04:24
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It did last night when I was testing it. The original 'Documents' folder (the blue coloured thing) has disappeared. When I switched on this morning.

Edited by wingco1 (Mon 06-Feb-12 13:07:22)

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Feb-12 13:08:40
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There's a thread here that tells you how to fix this by editing the Registry. I can't vouch for this personally, and the normal caveats about editing the Registry apply, but I see no reason why it shouldn't work.
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