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Windows 7: "Invisible" My Documents folder?

08 Sep 2011   #1
Bro

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 
"Invisible" My Documents folder?

As of late I've been having issues with my copy of a game called Borderlands. I start the game fresh, have fun, and decide to call it quits for the night; I save and turn it off. Next time I play it, I find my save file not saved at all, and my configurations for the game have reset as well.

I looked into the problem, and I found out that it's a common issue among users with multiple partitions. Found one of the fixes to be to just manually create the folders the data is saved. The directory for the first folder was located in "USER NAME\My Documents\", so I navigated to that directory. Didn't see a My Documents folder, so I had decided to create one myself. Lo and behold in my first attached screenshot, Win7 tells me there is already such a folder located there. At this point I'm pretty confused, since I have all hidden files and folders showing, as I have displayed in the second screenshot provided. So I have an invisible My Documents folder?

I can access it by manually inputting "USER NAME\My Documents\", but otherwise I can't see it, nor can other programs seem to interact with it. I have no idea what's going on with this, so, as this posted thread implies, I need some assistance here from Seven Forum's best, lol.

Thanks in advance, and I apologize for the long post.




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08 Sep 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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08 Sep 2011   #3
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

When did this problem start occurring? Do you have a System Restore point from before it started?

You should also try running CCleaner and checking all of the Windows Explorer options as well as as many System options as possible.
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

In the slight chance it is malware or a virus, try running a full scan with your current anti-virus as well as with Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download


You would also benefit in running an sfc/scannow command in an elevated command prompt. If any deleted or corrupted system files are causing this problem, this should fix it. You should run this command three times with a restart after each.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also have a read of the following tutorial and see if it changes anything.
User Folders - Restore Default Location
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08 Sep 2011   #4
Bro

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Scratch that, seems I found the problem. I had set up my other partition to be the default Documents location. Simple right-click menu did the trick. I'll be installing my game again to see how it works now.

xxxdannyxxx and JaidynM, I appreciate the help, especially with the link to the thread with the step-by-step instructions on how to restore the default location of these folders.

Thanks. :)
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08 Sep 2011   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bro View Post
Scratch that, seems I found the problem. I had set up my other partition to be the default Documents location. Simple right-click menu did the trick. I'll be installing my game again to see how it works now.

xxxdannyxxx and JaidynM, I appreciate the help, especially with the link to the thread with the step-by-step instructions on how to restore the default location of these folders.

Thanks.
No problem you're welcome
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09 Sep 2011   #6
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bro View Post
Scratch that, seems I found the problem. I had set up my other partition to be the default Documents location. Simple right-click menu did the trick. I'll be installing my game again to see how it works now.

xxxdannyxxx and JaidynM, I appreciate the help, especially with the link to the thread with the step-by-step instructions on how to restore the default location of these folders.

Thanks.
No worries, I'm glad you found a fix.
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