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Windows 7: Changing the default target of my documents

23 Nov 2009   #1
ameneses54

windows 7
 
 
Changing the default target of my documents

Dear users,
I did as I found to redirect my documents to an alternate location on my drive "C" and something strange happened.
Went to Users\YourLoginName\Documents/properties/location tab/move and the chose a target folder "Esteban" which I had created before.
Now the strange stuff, the folder "Esteban"was replaced by "my documents" in the new location and is now not visible.
Basically what Win 7 did is not only point to the new folder but replace it.
This behavior I did not see in WIN XP in which the folder would remain even though my documents pointed to it.
I'd appreciate your comments.


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23 Nov 2009   #2
Qdos

 

Are you perhaps using library view instead of explorer?
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23 Nov 2009   #3
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ameneses54 View Post
Dear users,
I did as I found to redirect my documents to an alternate location on my drive "C" and something strange happened.
Went to Users\YourLoginName\Documents/properties/location tab/move and the chose a target folder "Esteban" which I had created before.
Now the strange stuff, the folder "Esteban"was replaced by "my documents" in the new location and is now not visible.
Basically what Win 7 did is not only point to the new folder but replace it.
This behavior I did not see in WIN XP in which the folder would remain even though my documents pointed to it.
I'd appreciate your comments.
Any folder that you select as the target for Documents will show it's name as such when logged in as that user. If you log in as a different user, you will see that the folder still has it's original name. Are the files still in the folder?
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24 Nov 2009   #4
ameneses54

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the reply.
I tried to backtrack and redo everything. I restored the default location of the my documents folder and now I noticed that the new folder that was created before in "C"is still there ans it can't be erased, so back to scratch.

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24 Nov 2009   #5
Qdos

 

I pointed mine at a separate physical drive, it relocated absolutely perfectly, not attempted to point it at another folder - but there's no reason it should not work as long as you're logged on with sufficient permission.
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24 Nov 2009   #6
ameneses54

windows 7
 
 

Thanks, but it's not doing as expected for me.
Notice that now I can't erase the new folder created in "C ". It's like trying to erase the my documents system folder--- you can't do it.

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