Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Two (2) My Documents folders in Win 7

22 Feb 2015   #1
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Two (2) My Documents folders in Win 7

There are a couple of threads in Sevenforums that address this issue, but mine is somewhat different. Both of the My Documents folder reside in the default location (C:\Users\**). Pic of both in Explorer:


As you can see the creation date is the same, but the Modified dates are different:


Clicking on Properties for both they look like this:


Of interest, the contents of both folders are identical. How can I determine which of these two can be safely deleted.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Feb 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mark,

The one that has the "Location" tab in it's properties page is your real "My Documents" folder.

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that your "My Documents" folder is set properly in the registry.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2015   #3
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, Shawn. I was negligent in responding shortly after you posted and got it taken care of. Can't thank you enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Feb 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Two (2) My Documents folders in Win 7




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Documents vs. My Documents - Relocating folders off c: to data drive
Hi all, I've built another new PC, but for the first time I've installed a SSD to hold Win7 while all my data (in theory) will be held on my data drive (2 TB Hard Disk). I've redirected most of my user folders just fine, "My Documents", My Music, Downloads etc. however when I installed my...
General Discussion
Vanishing documents from folders
Hi I've tried to save all My Document folders (folders in folders) over the years since Win 3 or so, (whatever it was) copied many times from various devices to devices (most USB) over the years but the document folders come up empty in W 7 and 8. They were various Word and Open Office docs....
General Discussion
Documents & Picture folders
Good evening.I have windows 7 home premium desktop.Been trying to sort my picture folder out getting rid of some older ones'Well not getting rid of just moving them to another backup'. Regarding my picture folder I removed all the photos to an external drive to sort out then moved the ones I...
General Discussion
Documents AND My documents folders; Can I eliminate one?
I have a Documents folder and a subfolder called My documents. This seems to me to be duplication. However when I delete a file from the My documents folder, it also deletes the deletes the file from the Documents folder. Is there a way to delete the My documents folder and have all the files...
General Discussion
My Documents - Why are these Folders Here?
Hello, I coming from a XP environment to a Windows 7 one. While I'm not new to Windows, adjusting from XP to 7 and understanding its nuances is both challenging and exciting. I do have a question about what 7 puts in the "My Documents" folder. It appears that at least Outlook keeps its PST...
General Discussion
Two 'My Documents' Folders
Hi I have just noticed that I have two 'My Documents' folders in my user folder. The first points to the location to which I set it, my D drive which is where I store all my data. Exploring that folder reveals all my data folders as expected. This folder has a location tab confirming the...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:14.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App