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Windows 7: Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

27 Jul 2014   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct.


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27 Jul 2014   #12
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Now, the new location (the top horizontal address bar) shows [D:\My Documents] and the name that is displayed on the folder should show [My Documents].

I did not need to create a new folder (OPTION TWO step 3) this time because this is not the first time that I am moving the My Document folder, I have moved the My Documents folder to the D: before in previous Windows, I think last time I accidentally named the new folder as [My Documents] instead of [Documents]

I am doing the moving steps again because I have just reinstalled Windows.

The [D:\My Documents] folder was created last time.

How can I redo everything so that the location should be [D:\Documents] and the name that is displayed on the folder should show [My Documents] ?

Thanks.
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27 Jul 2014   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to start over with OPTION TWO, and do all the steps to do so.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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27 Jul 2014   #14
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I do wish to restart OPTION 2, but I have done the steps in OPTION 2 and moved the [C:\Users\Username\Documents] folder to [D:\My Documents]. There is no [C:\Users\Username\Documents] folder now.

How should I reverse the situation like I have never done OPTION 2?

Should the right steps be reversing the move like it has never been moved before, then I rename the folder [D:\My Documents] renamed to [D:\Documents] then I start moving using OPTION 2 to move [C:\Users\Username\Documents] to [D:\Documents]?

(Note: [D:\My Documents] folder already contains documents/folders created automatically by programs already)
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27 Jul 2014   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The steps in Option Two below are to restore your Documents folder back to the "C:\Users\Username\Documents" location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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28 Jul 2014   #16
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks a lot. I have done it successfully!

I used Option One at User Folders - Restore Default Location to restore Documents folder to "C:\Users\Username\Documents" (Option One is easier for me to follow)

I used Option Two at User Folders - Change Default Location to change to new location. I followed the steps TEXT exactly and ignored the screenshots folder names. (folder names seen on my screen in some steps are a bit different from the screenshots in tutorial)
Notes to myself for reference in future:
Step 3 name the new folder without the word "My". (e.g. [Documents])
Step 3 second screenshot will display [Documents] as folder name
Step 8 screenshot will display [Documents] as folder name
Step 9 screenshot will display [D:\Documents]
Step 10 screenshot will display [New location: D:\Documents]

Now the new location (the top horizontal address bar) shows [D:\Documents], and the name that is displayed on the folder shows [My Documents] and has the default user folder My Documents icon.

Done.
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28 Jul 2014   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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