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Windows 7: Why are My Documents files in both Library and C?

06 Apr 2013   #1

Win 7 32b
Why are My Documents files in both Library and C?

Win7 appears to put the same files in both the: Libraries/ documents/ my documents and also in: c/my documents

Are these in fact duplicate copies taking 2x the disk space or is this some sort of reflection of one or the other? Can I move and delete the files from the :c/my documents to the :Libraries/ documents/ my documents? Or will changing one automatically change the other?

I want to "clean up" the explore tree and get rid of the duplicate entries. I'm new to Win7 from using XP and not a real computer geek.

Thanks for any input!

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06 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Stop! Libraries are not an actual location! They are nothing but a window, a view, into the folders you link to that library. There is no duplicate content.
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06 Apr 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

the libraries/ documents folder is actually just a built-in shortcut. by expanding the libraries folder and right clicking on documents you will see exactly where the documents are coming from
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06 Apr 2013   #4

Win 7 32b

I get it. Thanks!
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 Why are My Documents files in both Library and C?

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