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Windows 7: How do add a file name to the Documents tree

10 Apr 2018   #1
warp4dennis

Win 7 64bit Professional
 
 
How do add a file name to the Documents tree

The file name selection in the Documents tree is for the birds.
I want to be able to make my own "file" names because I'm the only user,
and the ones selected for me by the S/W do not, in many cases, tell you
who it is from and what it's for.
And another reason is because of the pirates!
Is there a way to accomplish this goal?


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10 Apr 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Can you explain as we can't understand what your asking what tree, what birds software?
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11 Apr 2018   #3
warp4dennis

Win 7 64bit Professional
 
 

I have bought two books that were, I had hopped, going to give me some help in setting up Windows 7 so that I would be able to find 'files' that have been saved.But so far, they have been of little help to me in reaching my goal.

As a matter of fact, it has only made it worse.

Perhaps the term "Tree" is a foreign word for you, so I'll give you a clue!

I have downloaded and installed some S/W on my PC. The name of the S/W is Reimage.exe.

There is an Icon in the task bar that looks very similar to several folders held to-
gether by a stand. And when I click on it, a window with the name of Libraries opens up.
I don't know, but I suspect that the partition to the left of the "Libraries" window faintly resembles a 'Tree' of sorts.

So where should I go in this section to the left of the "Libraries" window, to find
the folder that contains "Reimage.exe" in it?

I have since discovered that "Libraries" is a window that shows the user only a very small portion of the "Tree", which is no help to the user if he wants to change
the folder name!

Another reason for wanting to know the nitty-gritty is to know for sure that Windows has done exactly what I wanted.
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11 Apr 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

One would assume it's on the start menu and the folder is likely to be in c:\ programming files\reimage
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20 Apr 2018   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Can you explain as we can't understand what your asking what tree, what birds software?
"For the birds" means "worthless".
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20 Apr 2018   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warp4dennis View Post
I have since discovered that "Libraries" is a window that shows the user only a very small portion of the "Tree", which is no help to the user if he wants to change the folder name!
The Libraries is simply some shortcuts to specific folders. It isn't an entire folder list for your hard drive. In fact, you can add folder shortcuts to the libraries to make the folders more convenient to get to.
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20 Apr 2018   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warp4dennis View Post
So where should I go in this section to the left of the "Libraries" window, to find the folder that contains "Reimage.exe" in it?
It isn't likely to be in the Libraries area; it will be under Windows (C). You should go to C:\Program Files (or possibly to C:\Program Files (x86)).
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20 Apr 2018   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If the .EXE file is a program that was installed correctly it will be in Either c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86) depending on whether they are 64bit or 32Bit respectively. I would check Program files first as some less well written installers can install 32 bit programs in to the wrong folder

the above is actually of little practical use as the Folders that contain the program EXE files and related files is not to be used for user files, as they are secure folders to protect against malware .

You should see a number of folders in the tree Named ... Documents, Videos, Music, Downloads, & Pictures you should create your personal folders under any of these folders dependent of the nature of the content - Many correctly written Windows applications will automatically create their own folders in this area, mostly under Documents, as this is a good general storage location, but some will use the others

If you need further help please reply with specific questions after you are comfortable with this structure concept :)

You can of course create you own structure but it is better for management if you follow the basic "rules" that windows expects - My own Documents folder contains 15,863 Files, 557 Folders and 15+GB - It shows as being on the C: system drive but actually resides on another disk altogether so the possibilities are available :)
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