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Windows 7: Differences Between Users Documents and Start Menu Docs


05 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Differences Between Users Documents and Start Menu Docs

After several months of using the RC I decided to investigate the Libraries. I am confused. What is the difference between the Documents on the Start Menu and C:\users\me\My Documents. The former shows nothing and the latter shows Add-in Express and My Stationery plus some what looks like recently used files. Also if I open my user name at the top of the Start Menu it shows such things as My Music, My Pictures, Saved Games, AppData, etc.

Would someone please try to explain how these three things fit together and how they work with a Library.

Thank you very much.


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05 Sep 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

You might find what you are looking for in the tutorial section,

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders
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05 Sep 2009   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Opening Documents from start menu opens the Documents Library, which as default contains two locations: default users documents at C:\Users\Your_Username\Documents and public documents at C:\Users\Public\Documents.

C:\Users\Your_Username\My Documents refers to the default users Document folder, i.e. it is the same than C:\Users\Your_Username\Documents.

Kari

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05 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Thank you very much, Kari. That does fit with what is on my laptop. Now I just have to figure out how to use that info effectivelyl

Thanks again.
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05 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
You might find what you are looking for in the tutorial section,

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders
That didn't directly help but it sure provided a lot of other useful information. Particularly the part about display as a menu as opposed to as a link.

Thank you very much.
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