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Windows 7: How to Rename the alias My Documents

28 Jun 2009   #1
SevenSeas

Seven x64
 
 
How to Rename the alias My Documents

Hi guys I have a brief question...In vista the personal folders didn't have my as prefix to Pictures, Documents Movies etc.... I would like to get rid of the MY..How to? I allready tried to rename but it renames the actual folder and not the alias


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28 Jun 2009   #2
zambz

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenSeas View Post
Hi guys I have a brief question...In vista the personal folders didn't have my as prefix to Pictures, Documents Movies etc.... I would like to get rid of the MY..How to? I allready tried to rename but it renames the actual folder and not the alias
I had noticed the same issue in W7 RC1 (not sure if they've fixed it in the final), if you open a command prompt window and type dir in the root of your user folder, you'll notice that the physical folders themselves are named correctly. Thus, only the alias appears to be wrong. All I had to do was pretty much rename them within explorer using F2, and that fixed it.

Since this didn't work for you, try enabling hidden files and editing Desktop.ini in each of the folders.

Hope this helps
Zambz
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28 Jun 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi SevenSeas, welcome to the forums.

There are certain folders that have 'My' as a prefix. There's not (as far as i know) any way to change that as with Windows 7 it uses the library option. You will still have My 'Videos/Pictures/Music' but MS has tried to limit the visibility within the 'Library' folder.

This will allow you to view ALL videos/music/pictures so long as they have been included in each seperate library...

Hope this answers some of your questions..




Jeff
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28 Jun 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

You can right click/rename the "My Documents" in the navigation pane of the library as well.
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28 Jun 2009   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi SevenSeas, welcome to the forums.

There are certain folders that have 'My' as a prefix. There's not (as far as i know) any way to change that as with Windows 7 it uses the library option.
Could you not rename the Shell in the registry?

~Lordbob
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29 Jun 2009   #6
SevenSeas

Seven x64
 
 

Thks for the replies people... Problem solved. It was just the stupid me...I apparently hadn't tried to rename the folders in explorer. I renamed it with a different file manager which renamed the actual folder...To rename the alias I just had to rename the personal folders in explorer....Sorry,,,apologies...
I'm glad it's solved now..
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29 Jun 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Ah. Good to know.

~Lordbob
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