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Windows 7: Two (2) My Documents folders in Win 7

22 Feb 2015   #1
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Two (2) My Documents folders in Win 7

There are a couple of threads in Sevenforums that address this issue, but mine is somewhat different. Both of the My Documents folder reside in the default location (C:\Users\**). Pic of both in Explorer:


As you can see the creation date is the same, but the Modified dates are different:


Clicking on Properties for both they look like this:


Of interest, the contents of both folders are identical. How can I determine which of these two can be safely deleted.


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22 Feb 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mark,

The one that has the "Location" tab in it's properties page is your real "My Documents" folder.

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure that your "My Documents" folder is set properly in the registry. :)

User Folders - Restore Default Location
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23 Feb 2015   #3
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, Shawn. I was negligent in responding shortly after you posted and got it taken care of. Can't thank you enough.
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23 Feb 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad you got it sorted. :)
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