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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro, 32 bit - Nothing saves to C:\Users\UserName\My Documents

05 Nov 2013   #1
bigbro51

Win 7 Pro, 32 bit, sp1
 
 
Win 7 Pro, 32 bit - Nothing saves to C:\Users\UserName\My Documents

I frequently use a program in my Win 7 Pro, 32 bit laptop that is supposed to save documents associated to it in the My Documents directory, located within C:\Users\UserName\My Documents, where that program's folder is located, but instead the documents are saved within the My Documents directory located in the Library. I thought the library consists of folders that are not actual locations, but are a type of link to real directories. My program works fine; opening it's associated files, but I wish to have the files save to the location where they're supposed to. I'm using a backup program and when I direct it to the proper directories to backup, I want to be able to restore them to the proper location later if I should have a problem, but the program's associated folder in the User's My Documents directory is empty.

Grateful for anyone's help in this matter,

bigbro51


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05 Nov 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The library is just showing its there, I bet if you go to c\users\username\documents you will find it there.
Its not saving it to the library, its saving it in the right location, the documents library shows all files in the folder documents, so its shows up there as well.

More info on library's:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders
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06 Nov 2013   #3
bigbro51

Win 7 Pro, 32 bit, sp1
 
 

I had already checked and it hadn't. I had some other issues with that user account, such as folder corruption in the Favorites folder for IE when I had transferred favorites from Firefox. Favorites was so messed up that the folders created in it could not be deleted even using Command Prompt, so I deleted the entire user account and started over.
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06 Nov 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok, well that works. Glad you got the issue resolved, have a great day!
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06 Nov 2013   #5
bigbro51

Win 7 Pro, 32 bit, sp1
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great day yourself.
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