Sorry, but your question is confusing, to me at least.
You say Word saves to a version of "My Documents" where there are no files. Where exactly is it saving them, what is the actual path (C:\.......). To see, do a Save as
from Word, then click on the arrow to the right of the Drop down box labeled Save in
:. That will show you exactly where the file is being saved. You should be able to change the location to anywhere you want and normally Word will save there the next time.
Key is to use Save as
, rather than Save
For me, My Documents is actually C:\Users\myuserid\Documents
. Under Windows 7, My Documents is a Junction point that connects you to the real location I listed.
This Wiki has a pretty good explanation of Junction Points and Hard Links: NTFS junction point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia