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Windows 7: How Do I Move My Documents To Desktop?

13 Aug 2009   #21
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

You can add the user folder to the desktop - easiest way is to right click on the user name on the start menu and click "show on Desktop" that creates a link on the desktop that is not a shortcut


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13 Aug 2009   #22
poolmon

win 7
 
 

I'm back.
I definitely did NOT want a mere short cut on the desktop.
I wanted the actual "My Documents" folder where I could drag and drop files to. Windows XP had the "My Documents" folder on Desktop. It was not a mere shortcut.

Right now I'm on an XP computer but I will try the suggestion given when I get home to my Win 7 computer.
Thanks for all the input !!!
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13 Aug 2009   #23
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
I'm back.
I definitely did NOT want a mere short cut on the desktop.
I wanted the actual "My Documents" folder where I could drag and drop files to. Windows XP had the "My Documents" folder on Desktop. It was not a mere shortcut.
I am sorry to say but that is absolutely not true. Please check your facts before stating it as truth.

Right click My Documents on your XP desktop, choose properties. This is what you see:

How Do I Move My Documents To Desktop?-mydocuments.png

It was and is a completely normal shortcut to folder C:\Documents and Settings\your_usename\My Documents, only difference with other shortcuts being that it had no shortcut arrow.

Kari


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13 Aug 2009   #24
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I am sorry to say but that is absolutely not true. Please check your facts before stating it as true.

Right click My Documents on your XP desktop, choose properties. This is what you see:

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It was and is a completely normal shortcut to folder C:\Documents and Settings\your_usename\My Documents, only difference with other shortcuts being that it had no shortcut arrow.

Kari
Yes, but he doesn't understand that My Documents folder (XP) is replaced with "Username" folder (Vista &7) witch can be showed on desktop...
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13 Aug 2009   #25
Kari

 

So here it comes, last time:
  • IF you want to have your user folder on desktop, do as Barman told (post 21)
  • IF you want to have your My Documents folder on desktop, do as I told (post 4)
Kari
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13 Aug 2009   #26
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
So here it comes, last time:
  • IF you want to have your user folder on desktop, do as Barman told (post 21)
  • IF you want to have your My Documents folder on desktop, do as I told (post 4)
Kari
Can I send you a PM?
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13 Aug 2009   #27
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Can I send you a PM?
Of course. Or did you ask me?
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13 Aug 2009   #28
poolmon

win 7
 
 

Yes, I do see a path name in "My Documents" Desktop Icon in XP, but I can drag and drop files to and from it.
I cannot drag and drop files to a mere shortcut. What I was trying to do is replicate the XP structure allowing me to keep all of my files in that folder on the Desktop for immediate access.

I do appreciate all the comments and I don't pretend to know exactly how Windows is put together, as opposed to how it worked for me in the past.
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13 Aug 2009   #29
BishopLord

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
Yes, I do see a path name in "My Documents" Desktop Icon in XP, but I can drag and drop files to and from it.
I cannot drag and drop files to a mere shortcut. What I was trying to do is replicate the XP structure allowing me to keep all of my files in that folder on the Desktop for immediate access.

I do appreciate all the comments and I don't pretend to know exactly how Windows is put together, as opposed to how it worked for me in the past.
Whether you want to believe it or not, the "My Documents" on the desktop is a short cut. Here's proof from my own XP Pro desktop (Click image for higher resolution):
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13 Aug 2009   #30
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
Yes, I do see a path name in "My Documents" Desktop Icon in XP, but I can drag and drop files to and from it.
I cannot drag and drop files to a mere shortcut.
Yes you can. I have to repeate this:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I am sorry to say but that is absolutely not true. Please check your facts before stating it as truth.
And then:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
I do appreciate all the comments and I don't pretend to know exactly how Windows is put together, as opposed to how it worked for me in the past.
If you do what Barman told in post 21 or I told in post 4, it works just as it did for you in the past.

Kari
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