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Windows 7: How to restore My Documents? Hard disk Containing My Doc broke down.

13 Feb 2012   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wingstorm View Post
Oh dear... Didn't catch your reply in time.

I did the above tutorial... "User Folders - Restore Default Location" and now I got a Documents folder INSIDE the Document tab at the side.
Like so:

___=> Documents
___=> Public Documents

Please help! What should I do now? ( Is this normal?)

NOTE! I notice that my C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents is hidden (shaded) and appears like a shortcut icon. Also I can't access/open this "hidden" My Documents, it gives me a access denied warning. When I open its property, under security, it has the access rights per normal for Admin, (my user name), but the access for "Everyone" is unchecked.

I read on another site, that you may need to delete this "hidden" My Documents. What should I do with it?

Thanks in advance.
The hidden "My Documents" folder with a shortcut arrow is a junction point and is not your true "My Documents" folder.

Could you post a screenshot of your opened C:\Users\(user-name) folder to help see what is going on? It must be from this location, and not a shortcut of the location.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Here have a look.

I'm just can't seem to rename the Document folder back to My Document, without being told to "merge" with this "junction" My document.

What should I do? Leave it alone?

Sorry for the late reply. Didn't know its already on page 2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Do OPTION ONE in the tutorial below with the Documents folder to see if that may be able to restore the name back to My Documents afterwards.

User Folders - Restore Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64

Just tried Option 1 in the tutorial. When I press the Restore Default button it just stays the same.

Its set to C:\Users\<myname>\Documents when I opened it. Which is the default location in the first place.

I guess this is due to me having done Option 2 earlier.

Other then the name "Documents". It does works like a normal My Documents.
Should I leave it alone till I get my Hard Drive back and just relocate it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

As long as it works like the normal My Documents folder, it will not hurt anything to use like that if you like.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64

Ok, I will just leave it alone then.

Thanks for all the help! You guys (or girls) reply fast!
Thank you!

Warm Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2012   #17

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Wingstorm. Please let us know if it decides to restore back on it's own for you within a few days. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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