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Windows 7: Read Only folders, and My Documents location problems.

03 Dec 2010   #1

W 7 Professional x64
 
 
Read Only folders, and My Documents location problems.

Hello!

I'm having some annoying problems here.

1) In the leftmost Attached Thumbnail, it shows "My Pictures (4) D:\" with a drop-down. I am wondering why all My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos have this when no other folder does. Is there a way to get rid of it?

2) In the Attatched Image, it shows the favorites menu. I used to have Downloads and Desktop under favorites, I have no idea where they went. Is there some way I can restore them? [Not in the entire explorer on the left] Their icons are no longer in C:\Users\<my username>.

3) In the rightmost Attached Thumbnail, I have 3 sample folder's properties open. Each has the Read Only box filled. I am wondering if this is a problem, I don't see this on any of my other computers. This property goes for every folder I check in my operating system, just created, or otherwise. It also doesn't matter which drive it is on.

4) Even though I moved the location of My Documents to D:\My Documents from C:\Users\<my username> my programs can't find the folder. For example, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Starcraft 2 aren't storing their settings in My Documents, so every time I launch the game I have to reconfigure, the graphics settings, log in (can't save log in information), sound settings, and key binds. I would have moved My Documents from D:\ back to C:\ but the icon for it has disappeared in C:\Users\<username>.

Bad Company 2 is creating a long list of folders BFBCS in the root of C:\ i.e. C:\BFBCS\BFBCS\BFBCS\BFBCS\BFBCS\BFBCS\BFBCS\BFBCS etc.

Side notes: C:\ SSD, D:\ HDD. This is a clean install 1 week old!!!

Thanks!




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03 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheHighRoad View Post
1) In the leftmost Attached Thumbnail, it shows "My Pictures (4) D:\" with a drop-down. I am wondering why all My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos have this when no other folder does. Is there a way to get rid of it?
Its a Library not a folder. Can use Group by > (none), when you right-click in a Library.

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2) In the Attatched Image, it shows the favorites menu. I used to have Downloads and Desktop under favorites, I have no idea where they went. Is there some way I can restore them? [Not in the entire explorer on the left] Their icons are no longer in C:\Users\<my username>.
Drag there new locations to that location and it will create shortcuts.

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3) In the rightmost Attached Thumbnail, I have 3 sample folder's properties open. Each has the Read Only box filled. I am wondering if this is a problem, I don't see this on any of my other computers. This property goes for every folder I check in my operating system, just created, or otherwise. It also doesn't matter which drive it is on.
No, the read-only box is always that way on folders, it is neither on or off. Read-only applies only to files not folders. Explorer does not check the files of the folders if any are read-only, so the folder properties just shows an intermediate value for the check box.
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03 Dec 2010   #3

W 7 Professional x64
 
 

1) Solved.

2) Found my desktop was hidden in D:\Desktop. Solved.

3) Solved.

Thanks for the quick reply!

EDIT: 4) Solved. The problem was in my computer's registry.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

My Documents (Pictures, Videos, and Music included) referred to F:\ from previous partitioning endeavors. Changing key's paths to D:\ solved the problem!!!
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