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Windows 7: Strange Documents Path

17 Nov 2010   #1
Magoo

Window 7 x64
 
 
Strange Documents Path

I've attached a screen shot I was wondering if this was normal,
if not, I was wondering how I could get it back to default

I have a hidden folder on my desktop called desktop.ini and inside there is a"My documents" Folder??

Thanks for all your help!
Magoo




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17 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

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Welcome

Hidden folders were meant to be hidden
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Then use my documents to keep your stuff.

I wonder how you did that, without doing it intentionally.
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17 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Can't you just copy it to the Documents library and then delete it from the .ini?
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17 Nov 2010   #4
Magoo

Window 7 x64
 
 

Well I been trying to fix a few thing here. I notice now I don't even have a folder named "My Documents" after I did the copy

I notice that most people have a folder named "my documents" under the Document library.

I think that is needed for older software compatability and there is some kinda redirection between documents and my doucments that is probably broken. hmmmm


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17 Nov 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think that will be a problem. I hate this "My" anyhow. LOL
It is where it belongs, in the Library and that should work. Have a look in Properties whether it has a "Location" tab.


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17 Nov 2010   #6
Magoo

Window 7 x64
 
 

That's another thing I had noticed, the location tab was missing on all my folders, I just did a reboot and it changed it to "My Documents" and now I also have location back on my folders. I think we can call this one solved

Thanks everyone who helped!
Magoo
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17 Nov 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good deal. Have fun.
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17 Nov 2010   #8
richc46

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Glad that its sorted out.
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