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Windows 7: My Documents - Icon points to wrong location

29 Dec 2009   #1

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My Documents - Icon points to wrong location

Aloha everyone,

I've just installed WinSeven on my laptop... just to see how it is. So far, I'm very impressed. However, being the oldschool PC-guy I am, I like having an icon of "My Documents" on the Desktop. And that's where my issue begins.

You see, "My Documents" aren't on the C:\-Drive, they're on D:\. Basically, I have only installable things on C:\ while stored data goes on D:\ so that I can - if needed - just flatten C:\ and not worry about recovering my files.

So I went through the motions, told my Windows 7 that "My Documents" were in fact on D:\ and that went smoothly. Computer's happy, I'm happy, I decide to add the icon to the Desktop. I go to the Personalize screen, click on the icons-thing and enable the "User Files" icon.

I click on the icon and it keeps pointing me to the C:\Users\Administrator folder.

Obviously, something is odd here. I've been rummaging around the computer, trying to find the option to fix the problem myself, but I've drawn a blank, I'm afraid. So I ask you guys for help.

Thanks in advance!


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29 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The icon on the desktop is not a link to My Documents, it is a link to your users folder. That is what it means by "User Files" it includes all, just not My Documents.
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29 Dec 2009   #3

WinSeven
 
 

Right, I see. Thanks for the heads-up, I don't feel half as stupid now as I did up until now.

So, is there a way - other than putting a shortcut on my desktop - to have the system put a link to "My Documents" on the desktop? I mean, that certainly was one of my most-used icons so far and I'd like to have it around.
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30 Dec 2009   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Putting a link on the desktop is the best way. That is what I have and its perfect.
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30 Dec 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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TY for the rep. Ill give you another tip. After you put the shortcut on your desktop. Right click, you can change the icon. If you do not see it right away. With some shortcuts, its under another tab. The best to you.
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