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Windows 7: No My Documents folder

30 Aug 2010   #1
crgibson

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
No My Documents folder

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.

Thanks


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30 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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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30 Aug 2010   #3
Everlong

 

Go to your User Folder and right click and make a new folder. Right click on the folder and go to Properties>Customize>Optimize this folder for, then choose Documents. Then choose an icon for it, and rename it to what you want.
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30 Aug 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

By the way you can check whenever this folder appear here (see attached thumbnail for the path in taskbar). If not, create it named as "personal" a new binary expandable value and set the path as mentionned to re-create it.


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30 Aug 2010   #5
crgibson

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Mr

OK got it. When I went to create a new My Documents folder I got a box that said I already had a folder with this name. Did a "unhide" of system files and then found it under Documents.

Why would MS hide this file? Seems dumb to have to go to all the trouble to unhide a folder before you can use it. Oh well..............

Mark solved and thanks for the quick response.
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30 Aug 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Glad you sorted out...but yes why MS would hide such folder? You might have check "hidden" that box one day...


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30 Aug 2010   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Explorer has a "Documents" icon for that folder under "Libraries" (unless you removed it by hand). It's a LOT easier to find that way for most people.

If you want to get down into the nitty gritty of that and other user files then yes you need to go to your users folder, though strangely it is not hidden by default on my machine. "Contact", "Desktop", "Favorites", "My Documents" etc are all in plain view. (Maybe a config default difference between home and pro?)
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30 Aug 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Explorer has a "Documents" icon for that folder under "Libraries" (unless you removed it by hand). It's a LOT easier to find that way for most people.

If you want to get down into the nitty gritty of that and other user files then yes you need to go to your users folder, though strangely it is not hidden by default on my machine. "Contact", "Desktop", "Favorites", "My Documents" etc are all in plain view. (Maybe a config default difference between home and pro?)

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(Maybe a config default difference between home and pro?)
I do not think so...got used the two editions, and never was hidden folder! Humm, bad hand manipulation, i recon.
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