hey thanx, i should have noticed the 2 paths are not the same. effectively, when clicking on intermediate folder, it adds "mes (my) documents" onto the path at the top of the page.
btw, i had already performed the task you suggested...to no avail
my last computer had xp, and with Win 7, I noticed the 4 libraries all have 2 sub folders of "my" and "public". seems to me that the "my" folders are superfluous. and as I stated before, none of files on my puter show "my documents" except for the one which is causing me problems. Could someone out there tell me if their Win 7 is set up with the addition of "my & public" in the libraries? and if so do your paths add "my documents" at the top of the page? It would seem logical to me to eliminate the subfolders "my" if they serve no purpose.
And my brother in law just bought a new computer with win 8, what a nightmare! I didn't like the change from xp to vista or 7, but 8 is ridiculous. It's like designing a new car with door handles to steer, ashtrays to listen to music, and a hood latch to open the trunk.