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Windows 7: My Documents folder, missing

24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
My Documents folder, missing

I reinstalled my OS. I wanted to move My Docs, to D partition.
But when i tried to move My Documents folder to the D partition, i didn't rename the folder. Only i left D:\ and now i can't find My Documents folder.
When i play a game, it doesen't save it in My Documents / game X
Only in my D partition, and a folder named game X.
How can i move back the folder My Documents, to C ?
I tried like here, but i can't fix it.
User Folders - Restore Default Location

My Documents folder doesen't exist in D partition, at all.
Help, please.

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24 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

If you did an upgrade install or a custom install (did not format)
Its in windows.old
PUt that in search.
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24 Nov 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i've done the same, i've made my D: drive into 'my documents'. (or is it vice versa )

anyways, you should still be able to change the location as per this tutorial - it just won't appear as 'my documents' in the shell:UsersFilesFolder folders list.

make a 'my docs' folder in d:, and move the location to there, if that's what you want...

(ignore the foxy icon - i've been using it for years as 'my docs' - can't remember when or why i started :))

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24 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I'm not recommending this method only because the tutorial is written by me. I'm recommending it because using Audit Mode and Sysprep to relocate Users folder with all its subfolders is the most painless, easiest and totally 100% working solution.

If reinstalling is not too much work, I most definitely would do this.

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24 Nov 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

great tutorial Kari - i never knew about 'audit mode'.

i think i may be reinstalling soon (may treat myself to an ssd), and will be using this!

+rep my friend
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24 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Thanks, Mickey.

It is so incredible easy method to use, and completely faultless. You do it once and that's it. Especially practical if you have a small system disk, for instance an SSD.

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