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Windows 7: Difference between "Documents" and "My Documents"

28 Aug 2014   #1
lbeck

Win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Difference between "Documents" and "My Documents"

I did a search on this confusion and found a good discussion on Win 7 architecture and such. But I have a simple question that still remains:

If I save a file to either location is it saved in its exact entirety to both?

I have this nightmare that I've saved something to one location and it isn't saved to the other, so I think that I don't have it, or that it is changed in the other location.


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28 Aug 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I dont know to be honest.

However i would image that, "My Documents" Is for your personal account.

And "Documents" is almost like a Public Documents?

but im not to sure.
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28 Aug 2014   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

On my computer "My Documents" is a sub directory of "Documents". Within this directory I have folders with all my documents named as I want them.
For example, if I create a new Excel spreadsheet I save it in the appropriate folder that is applicable to it. If it is a completely new subject I would create a new folder for it. I also have folders within folders for various things that are applicable to the main folders title.
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28 Aug 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ahhh, that makes sense!
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28 Aug 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Actually, the "My Documents" folder's path is "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents". They are the same folder.

Now, if you mean the Documents library, then that would just be the same folder above that is included in the library. By default, the Documents library has the "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" and "C:\Users\Public\Documents" folders included in it.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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