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Windows 7: Incorrect File Names in Documents Library

26 Sep 2014   #1
RalphJones

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Incorrect File Names in Documents Library

A problem has recently cropped up on my Windows 7 machine. When I open the "Documents" library, it does not show the combined view of My Documents and Public Documents. It shows a list of files, but no folders. Not all of my files are shown, just some of them. However, the file names are correctly linked, in that if I delete one, that file is deleted. If I "open file location" from the library, the correct folder opens.

I've included screen captures of the Documents, My Documents, and Public Documents libraries. You'll notice that I have a second hard drive (F where all of my documents are stored.

What happened? How do I fix this?




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Incorrect File Names in Documents Library-documents-screen-capture.jpg   Incorrect File Names in Documents Library-my-documents-screen-capture.jpg   Incorrect File Names in Documents Library-public-documents-screen-capture.jpg  
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26 Sep 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Right click the Libraries listing on the left column and click on Restore default libraries,
See what that does,
Cheers.
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26 Sep 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ralph, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While in your Documents library, you can click on Group by -> (None) to have the included folders show together again.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
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26 Sep 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ha,
I was under the impression My Documents is missing from the Locations link which only shows 2 instead of 3 ?
1 - My Documents = missing or redirected to (F) ?
2 - Public Documents
3 - Documents (F)
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26 Sep 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, I misread this. You wanted the folders to show separately instead of together in your Documents library.

Click on Group by -> Folder instead.
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26 Sep 2014   #6
RalphJones

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay, maybe I wasn't clear enough. When I click on the "Documents" library, all it shows is some of the files that are in subfolders on the F: drive. It should show all of the folders and files that are in the root directory of the F: drive. Instead, it does not show any of the folders that are actually in the root directory of the F: drive, rather is shows some (but not all) of the files that are located in sub-folders several levels down from the root directory of the F: drive. What it should be showing is a combined view of the "My Documents" and the "Public Documents" libraries. So it's not a grouping issue. It's an issue of the "Documents" view showing things that are NOT in the root of the "Documents", and NOT showing ANY of the files and folders that actually are in the root.

If I click on the "My Documents" or "Public Documents" libraries, they display correctly. It's only the combined view that's messed up.

In response to ThrashZone, I right-clicked on Libraries and selected "Restore default libraries." Nothing changed.
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26 Sep 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Your screenshots all show inside the Documents library, and not the actual folder locations. When you select a folder under the Documents library in the navigation pane, you're only looking at that included folder inside the Document library.

Please try the Group by -> Folder idea to see if that may help show them how you wanted when you open the Documents library.
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26 Sep 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Hope you don't mind the interruption...
A few things I noticed in the first screen print in Post #1.

The icon for Documents (F) is not the normal folder icon.
What is that icon and does it mean something ?

There is a file named --------.---
What is a --- File Type ?

There is a _HPGRVS.EXE file.
From what I found this may be something from a Torrent.

I don't know if any of this affects the way Libraries work...
Back to lurking.
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26 Sep 2014   #9
RalphJones

Windows 7 x64
 
 

When I do a Group by Folder, nothing happens, because there are NO folders shown in the combined "Documents" library, even though there are lots of folders in the "My Documents" and "Public Documents" libraries. The only thing showing in the combined "Documents" library view is some of the files that are buried several folder levels down. No folders from either the "My Documents" or "Public Documents" are shown. The folders are shown in the individual library views though. The "My Documents" library is located on the root of the F: drive, while "Public Documents" is located in the standard location, C:\Users\Public\Documents.
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26 Sep 2014   #10
RalphJones

Windows 7 x64
 
 

DavidW7ncus,

I'm getting ready to go out for the evening. I'll look into your comments later. Thanks for noticing. You gave me an idea.
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