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Windows 7: User Folders - Restore Default Location

08 Apr 2014   #210
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Go ahead and start over with OPTION TWO being sure to follow the steps exactly and completely.


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08 Apr 2014   #211
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

OK, I am trying the step 1 and I do not see My Documents(I see My Documents with arrow mark on it) so I attempted to create My Documents but am not allowed to because, the dialogue says, My Documents already exists.
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08 Apr 2014   #212
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The My Documents with an arrow is just a junction point for backwards compatibility. It's not your actual Documents folder.

You would want to create a folder named Documents instead of "My Documents" in step 1 though. You'll notice the "Rename with" column in the table under step 1 to help.
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08 Apr 2014   #213
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I am getting the following if I attempt to create My Documents folder.


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08 Apr 2014   #214
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Say no to that.

You would want to create a folder named Documents instead of "My Documents" in step 1 though. You'll notice the "Rename with" column in the table under step 1 to help.

Are you creating a folder named Documents when you get this?
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08 Apr 2014   #215
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I could create Documents but I thought that is for W8. Does Documents instead of My Documents work for W7?
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08 Apr 2014   #216
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The My part is just the name that displays after it's working properly at the end in Windows 7 only.

To create the folder, it must be named "Documents" as stated in step 1 though.
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08 Apr 2014   #217
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I did not rename it and did the rests. Looks like it is too late to do it now. Appreciate your further help.
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08 Apr 2014   #218
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's ok. You can just start over with a new folder, rename it Documents, and then continue on with the rest of the steps.
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08 Apr 2014   #219
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

I create a folder named Documents then attempted to rename it then the following:


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