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Windows 7: How Do I Move My Documents To Desktop?


13 Aug 2009   #1

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How Do I Move My Documents To Desktop?

How Do I Move My "Documents" Folder To The Desktop Like It Was In XP?

The Library concept is interesting but cumbersome for what I do. The only thing I have been able to do is create a shortcut to my librarie's "Document" folder.
I want the "Documents" Folder on my Desktop.

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13 Aug 2009   #2

 
 

I think that it can't be done...
But I'm not sure...
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13 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

You can make a folder on the desktop saying "My Documents"

Then go to Start--> Open the "Your user name" folder. The "My Documents" folder in there, right click on it and go to properties.

There should be something about "Target"

Click Browse and point it to the "My Documents" folder you created on your desktop. Click ok.

If this has helped you, please rep.

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13 Aug 2009   #4

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Click and hold My documents folder with the right mouse button and drag it to your desktop. When you release the button, you get a small menu, choose Create Shortcut Here.

Kari
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13 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Click and hold My documents folder and drag it to your desktop with the right mouse button. When you release the button, you get a small menu, choose Create Shortcut Here.

Kari
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
The only thing I have been able to do is create a shortcut to my librarie's "Document" folder.
I want the "Documents" Folder on my Desktop.

Don't think he wants a shortcut..
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13 Aug 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Don't think he wants a shortcut..
No, he don't want shortcut....
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13 Aug 2009   #7

 
 

Well the solution I gave him is not a shortcut
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13 Aug 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
You can make a folder on the desktop saying "My Documents"

Then go to Start--> Open the "Your user name" folder. The "My Documents" folder in there, right click on it and go to properties.

There should be something about "Target"

Click Browse and point it to the "My Documents" folder you created on your desktop. Click ok.

If this has helped you, please rep.

I tried this...
If he do that he will move "My Documents " folder to desktop permanently...
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13 Aug 2009   #9

 
 

Here is what I was talking about:
Attachment 22970
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13 Aug 2009   #10

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Creating the shortcut is IMO the best possible solution, if you don't want to relocate the documents folder. OP mentioned "like it was in XP". In XP it was just a shortcut to My documents folder.

Kari
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