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Windows 7: Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

06 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Two Paths To The Same File Question ?


A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?

c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

To answer question c.: The actual folder is just called Documents (this is true for every user who has a profile on your system), but Explorer will present it as My Documents - it's set up specificially this way to show you that this particular documents folder is indeed yours.
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