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Windows 7: Files in wrong location?

20 Feb 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Files in wrong location?

It's the old lady again, and I still don't understand the Windows 7 file structure. I'm used to a single user system, so when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\, using Windows Explorer. When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.

How do I correct this?

I just avert my eyes when "Libraries" pops up!

George Ann Hornor
an analog person in a digital world

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20 Feb 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgeann View Post
It's the old lady again, and I still don't understand the Windows 7 file structure. I'm used to a single user system, so when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\, using Windows Explorer. When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.

How do I correct this?

I just avert my eyes when "Libraries" pops up!

George Ann Hornor
an analog person in a digital world
Ah libraries. Think of them as where the index for all your music, pics, etc is located. They can be anywhere on your system (for storage in a safe place) but the index defaults to lib's.

You can move libraries, or not even use them.

If you create a file and save it where does it end up? (search for the file name)


Ken
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20 Feb 2011   #3

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The libraries don't bother me. I just ignore them.

It is the fact that the files are not listed in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*
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20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you save the files to C:\Users\username\Documents or to a location on D:\ ?
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20 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You said:

When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.


How are you doing this? What is the "proper location" you are referring to? If it's not your Documents folder then they will not appear there.

Can you provide an example of where you are saving to?
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20 Feb 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\
Your stuff is apparently on D and not on C. Just right click on the top folders in D (documents, music, etc.) and include them into the corresponding library. Then they will be easy to find - the beauty of libraries.
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21 Feb 2011   #7

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is the path to one of my documents
D:\1 DOCUMENTS\00 TCA\norcal map.wpd
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21 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Why would you expect to see that in your Documents folder? Include D:\1 DOCUMENTS in your library as whs suggests and it becomes accessible along with you other documents.
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21 Feb 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgeann View Post
This is the path to one of my documents
D:\1 DOCUMENTS\00 TCA\norcal map.wpd
As I said. As they are on D, you will not find them on C. Do as we suggested and you will easily find them.
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