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Windows 7: My Documents location STUCK


05 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
My Documents location STUCK

Just put Windows 7 Pro on my laptop, though I ran the beta months ago.

Anyway, in hopes to have all my docs, music, pics, etc on a separate partition (E:\) I started changing their locations under Properties>Location like usual. The first one i did was My Documents in the C:\Users\username folder and in the box I put E:\ not realizing it did not make the folder. Now in C:\Users\username instead of a My Documents folder I have drive E:\ icon there. So I assumed i could just change it back under location (Restore Default), but I get an error every time I try this.

"Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "E:\System Volume Information" Access is Denied."

I moved the rest of the folders successfully, though this whole process seems too complicated. All I want are my personal files on a separate partition.

Any help?

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05 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Russap,

You might see of doing OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to restore it for you after a restart.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks Shawn!

Executing the .reg file for My Documents did the trick.
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05 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Actually, Shawn.
The Documents folder is back like it should be, but it is now hidden and it won't let me un-hide it??
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05 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sounds like we're almost there. Give this a try:

1. Open a elevated command prompt.

2. Type attrib +r -h %USERPROFILE%\Documents and press enter.

3. Close command prompt, and restart computer.
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06 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks Brink! Shortly before you posted that I found the command.

I used "attrib -s -h C:\Users\etc..."

Thanks for your help! I'm all set for now.
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06 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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27 Nov 2009   #8

win 7 64
 
 

Hi,

I just encountered the same problem as you russap5.
I was able to solve the first step but when I use the
attrib +r -h %USERPROFILE%\Documents command
I get "parameter format not correct" and of course, My Document is still hidden.

It would be very kind if Brink or somebody else could help me retrieve "My Document" and let me know how to have all my "data" (I mean documents, pictures, movies etc) on a separate partition or separate drive. I did it before on my XP professional but I feel like getting lost with 7 that I just got 3 days ago.

Thanks a lot,
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27 Nov 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jean, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you already restore the default location of your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder and restart the computer first? Be sure that you ran that command in a elevated (run as administrator) command prompt.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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27 Nov 2009   #10

win 7 64
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thank you so much for your prompt reply.
I will come back to the problem and check what you say this evening (EDT) as I have to leave now.

Jean Michel
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