This is the first time I've ever posted to a forum to ask a question about Windows 7. Until now, I've always serched the net to find the answers I need. However, at this point I am about ready to throw my laptop out the window and go buy at Mac.
I have spent almost $200 buying programs that are supposed to find duplicate files/documents on my hardrive so that I may delete them, therefore, having only one single copy of each file on my hard drive. After running that latest software. I am once again trying to sort my files and find that I have numersous copies of the same file. Everytime I want to save a new document, I save the file under c:/users/thansell/mydocuments. Today, I found the documents I saved under c:/users/thansell/mydocuments and another folder named c:/mydocuments/users/thansell. I have made a meticulous effort to always "save" and "save as" under c:/users/thansell/mydocuments. I have also gone into the computer settings and told it to use c:/users/thansell/mydocuments as my default location. Please, please someone help me. I only want one single copy of any document or file or folder I create on my hard drive. Having multiple copies is driving me crazy. I go back in an add info. to my existing documents all the time and it is so annoying to do a search for a specific document to find it is in multiple locations under multiple folders. I know I should just go into c:/users/thansell/mydocuments and add to the file with the latest date, but I don't know why the heck my computer is making so many copies of my files and documents. This is a big mess and lot of wasted space. I would truly appreciate if someone could please help me fix this maddening mess.