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Windows 7: Misplaced Folders showing up in "My Documents" ??

04 Jan 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
Misplaced Folders showing up in "My Documents" ??

I'm not sure where to post an item like this. Yesterday I was helping someone with a few nits on a HP Laptop with Win7 Home Prem x64. He asked me to look into the "My Documents" folder saying he had no idea where "this stuff came from" nor what the value/import might be. I took a look, and sure enough there were a handful of folders in there that I would think should either be in the Programs or Programs Data folders associated with certain Applications. One was a folder "My Stationery" but did not appear to be Windows 7 stationery, but something else. Another had a bunch of system/app files in it associated with the place he purchased the laptop from [office depot] - re: some support maintenance stuff they sold him. There were others just as odd.

is there some known issue that causes perhaps folders to be copied from one spot to another in error [w/o human intervention] or some other sort of misplacement?


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04 Jan 2012   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011

Right click on MY DOCUMENTS/properties. You should see in there what folders are associated with the document folder.
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