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Windows 7: Partitioning a New Computer

05 Apr 2014   #21
27dgb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, gregrocker. I have been out for a few hours, hence the reason for not responding to your email sooner. I am in the process of downloading TeamViewer now. I have had my internet speed reduced to 256kbs, so it is downloading slowly.

I appreciate all the trouble you are going to. I need to be able to either get back My Documents and My Music or replace them before I continue loading personal data from my old computer. I also want to get rid of those four I:\ partition icons located in the C:\User\David folder.



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06 Apr 2014   #22
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 27dgb View Post
BJB, I downloaded Everything Search Engine and installed it. I typed in My Documents, because that is the folder I am trying to locate and selected match case as the search criteria. The search showed My Documents with the paths C:\Users|David and C:\Users\Default. I selected open path to C:\User\David and when th window opened there was no sign of My Documents folder or the other folder that has disappeared My Music. When I opened the other path, a Documents and a Music folder were present.

I tried searching "Documents" and although the list was longer, I still could not find the vanished My Documents and My Music folders.

How do I get rid of the four identical disk icons indicating the I:\ partition?
In Windows 7 the folder is not named My Documents. All you will find when using that as a search term is a symbolic link that you cannot access. I asked you to use all or part of a filename that you know exists in your Documents folder so please try again.

The four I: icons are probably just shortcuts so you can just delete them.
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06 Apr 2014   #23
27dgb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

BJB, thanks for your response. I misread what you stated previously. This time I typed in "Alt Key Codes" and found the location as I:\Users|David\My Documents. However, I had given up trying to locate the original "My Documents" that was located at C:\Users|David and simply created a new folder "My Documents" at the I:\Users|David location and then moved several folders and files there.

As to merely deleting the four I:\ icons, I have tried several ways to try to delete them but cannot do so.
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06 Apr 2014   #24
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You have checked for your folders in the I: drive in Windows Explorer?
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06 Apr 2014   #25
27dgb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, the My Documents folder wasn't there, so, as I stated, I couldn't find it elsewhere so I created a new folder there. I had to do the same with My Music, because that also "disappeared".
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06 Apr 2014   #26
gregrocker

 

Did you restore the shell Documents folder before creating a new one using Option Two in User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Forums.

If not you can try to re-create the shell folder now, then move it to I to the Documents folder you've already created there..

Please post back a screenshot of your named User folder which you open with the command I gave you earlier. If that doesn't show the I shortcuts you're concerned about, post another screenshot showing those.
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07 Apr 2014   #27
27dgb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Partitioning a New Computer

I would like to publicly thank gregrocker for his valuable time, advice and patience during TeamViewer session I had with him today. He was able to fix most of the problems I had and I very much appreciate it.

Thanks also to other members for their advice.
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