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Windows 7: Blue folders in Documents folder

26 Oct 2012   #1
Kevinr

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
Blue folders in Documents folder

My dad had his files transfered from a computer with a Windows XP OS, and now there are blue folders in the "My Documents" shortcut. (they don't actually look like folders, more like a symbol for a stack of paper). Anyway, what are they? I can't seem to do anything with them. I can view them, go to the location (which is anyfolder on the hard drive), and delete them, which deletes them from the HD as well. Please see attachment. Please help figure this out.
Thanks,
Kevin R.




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26 Oct 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Please post a screen capture image that clearly shows the issue.

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Golden
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26 Oct 2012   #3
Kevinr

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Here is a screenshot. It's in the shortcut 'My Documents", sorry. It should be attached.


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26 Oct 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What you are seeing is a filtered view with in the Documents Library, at the top right of the window, there should be "Arrange by" next to some blue text and an error, click it and select Folder.
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26 Oct 2012   #5
Kevinr

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
Unwanted folders

Thanks. I looked and didn't see anything. He's using the computer right now, so I will look deeper later.
Thanks again,
KevinR
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26 Oct 2012   #6
Kevinr

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
Folder viewing problem

Thank you!!! That fixed it! It was set to arrange by Author.
Kevin
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