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Windows 7: Windows 7 shortcuts inconsistent

31 May 2010   #1

Win7 AND WinXP
Windows 7 shortcuts inconsistent

Windows 7: I have relocated my documents folder to another partition (Drive D). The relocated folder has two subdirectories. I have a shortcut to each of the subdirectories in the quick launch toolbar.

Clicking on the first shortcut shows me the folder Under "Computer, Drive D." (D:\Documents\folder-name).

Clicking on the second shortcut though shows the folder listed under "Username." (Username\Documents\folder-name).

This seems strange. I would expect the shortcuts to show both of the folders under Drive D or both under Username.

Can anyone explain this?

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31 May 2010   #2

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I know on my PC, Libraries like Documents, Pictures, and Music, etc have two locations by default. One is your profile's folder and one is in the all users profile. I'm guessing you only moved one. I personally remove the all users location from all my libraries. I'm the only user on my PC and I never store anything in those folders anyway. I like things clean with no clutter.
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31 May 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Even if you move the "Documents" folder to a different partition when you view your User directory in a certain way "Documents" will be shown with the rest. If you navigate to the user's directory tough the file system it will not appear. When your username is the first item in the address bar, you are in this special view.
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