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18 May 2011   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Right click on the icon and go to properties, select details and let us know the size, (1.0 KB, 10 MB or what every it is). This way we will know if it's just a icon directing to to the folder or the entire folder.

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19 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 - 64 bit

Right now the documents icon size is 1.07kb (this is what I want to keep on my desktop). My documents folder on my desktop is is at 41.9mbs. It's this folder that I want to move of my desktop.. I'm concerned that if it stays there I will at some point accidentally delete it. I have backed it up onto a disk but still want to find out how to get it into the library (or some place else) & off of my desktop.

I've attached an image of my desktop showing both the icon & the folder.
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/kit2594/Desktop/1.JPG[/IMG]How do I get my documents folder off my desktop without deleting it fr-1.jpg

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19 May 2011   #13
James Colbert


Right click on the Documents icon (not shortcut), choose properties, click on the Location tab (as in the screenshot):

How do I get my documents folder off my desktop without deleting it fr-documents-properties.jpg

What is the current location? As you can see, there is a move button. The links to tutorials in my previous posts will demonstrate how to correctly change the location.

Also, your user name will not appear in Libraries.

Here is a list of tutorials for anything you want to know about Libraries:

Windows 7 - Tutorial Index


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19 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 - 64 bit

I actually was just able to solve my problem by creating a new user name & putting my documents folder into that. For some reason the icon on my desktop still takes me to the folder which is good. But at least I was able to get the folder off my desktop! Thanks for the help!!
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