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Windows 7: Windows storing "Documents" folders in wrong place


31 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows storing "Documents" folders in wrong place

So I recently upgraded to an SSD, I moved the Location of the Documents folder to my HDD, now when I play games it stores files, where they should normally be in the Documents Folder, in the E:\ drive rather than E:\Documents.

My "Document Properties" look like this:



So shouldn't those folders be going to the Documents folder? They already exist in that folder but are from before I transitioned to an SSD.

Any ideas?

Thanks!


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31 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It looks like you moved the Libraries pointer to Documents and not the actual Documents folder which is under

C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Documents

Properties should look something like this:

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31 Aug 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

seven64bit,
Create a folder on your E: called Documents.

Include that folder.
then
remove the E:\ folder which is the root folder of the E: drive.
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01 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
seven64bit,
Create a folder on your E: called Documents.

Include that folder.
then
remove the E:\ folder which is the root folder of the E: drive.
Well I've already included an E:\Documents folder and that doesn't seem to work..
And even after changing the documents folder location some programs still store their files/folders on the C: drive where the documents folder was previously.
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01 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

How did you move the folder? Did you do it like this: How to Redirect Your Personal Folders in Windows 7 : Notebooks.com
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01 Sep 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

did you create a folder on E: called Documents?
Go to a command prompt.
type
cd /d e:\
dir *. | CLIP
exit

the clipboard now contains a directory of the folders on the E: drive.

Paste, you use Ctrl + V, the clipboard contents into your next post.
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02 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually I think I may have figured it out. I found a registry edit file from the Vista forum which restored the original Documents folder, I then changed the Location and now it seems to be working.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder - Vista Forums

Option 2 you'll find the Documents restore file.

Thanks!
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