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Windows 7: Two 'My Documents' Folders


23 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

By the way, I say the application is poorly written because the correct way would be to access the Documents folder using the environment variable %UserProfile%\Documents, which would then direct the application to the location you had set for Documents, assuming you had done that move correctly.

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23 Oct 2010   #12

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevvyb View Post
Hell this is complicated
Not really. Following the tutorials should resolve it.

James
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23 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Two My Documents Folders

Vincenzo

Thanks for that. I am sure that it was something like this rather than the user folder being "improperly moved". I had after all, 'properly moved' many of the others without this issue.

I wonder which app install did that...
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23 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevvyb View Post
Hell this is complicated
Not really. Following the tutorials should resolve it.

James
To be more precise the whole Windows 7 virtual folder structure is pretty complicated. Hence the need for these tutorial to accomplish what was relatively simple, if different, in XP.

I actually followed the tutorial from this site when I first did this so I am pretty certain I didn't "improperly move" anything, complicated or not.
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23 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you right click on the extra Documents folder and go to Properties, it may show a creation date that could give you a clue what installation was at fault.
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23 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Two My Documents Folders

Damn it's gone now 'cos the advise here for restoring default and starting again has worked a treat. Thanks everybody.
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23 Oct 2010   #17
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Kevvy. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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