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Windows 7: My documents problem

01 Jan 2010   #1
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
My documents problem

I was relocating the my documents folder to another Partition on my hard drive and accidently set it as the drive!

So if i now click My Documents on the start menu it opens the partition instead of My Documents!!!

How do I change this back?

Thank you soooo much for all your help and ideas I will be giving REP


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01 Jan 2010   #2
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Have you tried to relocate My Documents to another folder?
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01 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If that does not work, how about using windows easy transfer. Go to microsoft.com. Find windows easy transfer and just make the transfer. It should work.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-easy-transfer

It is intended to be used when transferring from Vista to 7, but it should work from one partiton to another. In the future, have a back up system image. If you had one made you could just install and you would be good.
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01 Jan 2010   #4
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

ok. Right click My documents go to location and move it.
(the same way as I explained you in another Thread Partition (Moving User files and folders))

So, Just move it again but this time to the folder you have created beforehand.
If there are any problems, post back or send PM.
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01 Jan 2010   #5
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

The thing is when I right click there is no "Location" tab. The laptop is recognising my Drive D: as my documents :S I don't know what to do :S:S
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01 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You can try a system restore, that will put everything back the way it was.
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01 Jan 2010   #7
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
The thing is when I right click there is no "Location" tab. The laptop is recognising my Drive D: as my documents :S I don't know what to do :S:S
ok, wait. I will try to do the same on my own system.
And will report back in 2 minutes
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01 Jan 2010   #8
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

ok. It was easy. (Fortunately I didn't screw up my own system.. lol)

Right click the drive you are being redirected.
There are now Tab "locations"
Click on restore defaults.
And Yes.

EDIT: I hope you were in Administrator account, on Limited User there are some more trouble.
But first try this if dosen't work post, I will write how to do it.
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01 Jan 2010   #9
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Okay I did that, but when i clicked Restore Defaults it said C:\Users\Valued Customer\Videos

and i clicked apply and a window popped up saying Access Denied :S:S
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01 Jan 2010   #10
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

ok. Now.

Do the same thing but when it asks "do you want move all files inside it or something like that" answer NO

It will move redirection to the default place C:/users/user/My documents.
BUT it will leave most of the files and folder you had inside of your My document lying on the place where it is.
So you had to move them manually.
Just check that Drive and put all folders on exact locations.

Or easier method.
Do system restore (if you have some system restore points which are not very old) as Richard recommended.
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