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Moving the Document folder (Win 7 64) to a different drive

Question: Moving the Document folder (Win 7 64) to a different drive

When I build a system last year, I followed instructions on a website to move the Document folders (My Pictures, Videos, Downloads, etc.) in Win & to a different HDD (other than the SD where Win 7 was installed).

The first admin account that was created and used to make this change would not be impacted but all subsequent new accounts would have their document folders location changed. So once I created the main admin account I created a second account after making the change and used the second account from then onwards. This way all my saved documents were being physically installed on the larger capacity second HD.

Unfortunately I cant find that step by step instruction (I believe it had something to do with changing the registry??)

Anyone know where I can find that instruction again. Also, is there a better way out there to accomplish this now?

Thanks.

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Answer: Moving the Document folder (Win 7 64) to a different drive

Go to c:\users\username

Right click Documents
Click Properties
Choose the "location" tab

Should be clear from there

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Good day guys!
 
I have this small problem about this setup.. 
 
My PC system drive has deep freeze but I want my user folder/document/app data for games to be transferred to drive D....So I tried using "mklink /j" but nothing... I tried to relocate document folder C: to document folder D: but the problem is...Whenever I will play Castlevania Lord of Shadows, mercury steam creates a new folder outside D:\documents...Can you help me with this one and can you give more hints if other softwares and games that require a little tweak like this?
 
 
 
Thank you so much!
 

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I have an Acer Aspire Desktop with Vista 64 and 3 gigs of RAM. The hard drive (600 gigabytes) is dividede into C:\ (300 gigabytes) and D:\ Data (300 gigabytes). I do not know much about computers; I used the C: drive until it filled up and discovered that I should have been putting data into the D:\ Data drive but prevously I had no idea what the D: Data was nor what it was for. Now my C: drive is so full I cannot even defrag it. I was told by a friend that I should to move all the Data (Documents, Pictures, Music) over to the D:\Data drive and I have no idea how to do this.

I have searched the forums and come up with some methods but there is some information that I do not understand and would like clarified. I have a documents folder under Desktop\Edward\Documents and then I find a documents folder under Computer\C:\users\Edward\Documents and they both have the same files under each. Are these really separate Document folders? If they are the same and I drag one to D:\ Data disk will the other still remain on the C:\ disk? If so can I safely delete it. my C:\ disk is too full there is only 3 gigs of space left on it and it will not defrag. I have to get rid of half the stuff on it. What can I move to the D:\ Data disk besides Documents, Pictures and Music?

Someone wrote

The Documents folder is situated at C:\users\yourname\documents In the default setting dialog box you will see the current position of the documents file, i.e., c:\users\username\Documents


below t... Read more

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I use an Asus X50C laptop with Windows 7. At present everything is on C: Drive. I would like to move all documents, photos, videos, music etc. to D: Drive and arrange for future saved items to go into Drive automatically. How can I do this?
 

Answer:Moving document files C: to D: Drive

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In Moldiman's Guide to Reinstall of Windows, he had this to say in his post of 08-Sep-2006 at 07:19 PM,

"Everyone says to make a backup copy of your critical files, which is a good idea because if you make the wrong choice (i.e., a fresh install) you do lose your documents. For this reason, I ALWAYS have two logical partitions on my main drive and I move the Documents and Settings and the My Documents to the second partition (i.e., the one without the OS. As such, there is no way that I'd ever lose any data no matter what happened to the OS. If the OS cannot be repaired, the chances are still excellent you can get to all your files on the other partition (barring a complete hard drive failure of course). I have had several instances where I could not get a drive to boot nor could I repair windows, but I could get to the files using it as a slave drive."

Great idea! I don't have two logical partitions on my main drive. However, I do have two logical drives on my second drive which I call my "Data Drive"

Can the Documents and Settings and the My Documents be moved to the Data Drive? If so, how?

If not, how can they be moved to the second partition of the main drive?

Thanx.
 

Answer:Moving "My Document" folder

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I'm running Windows 7. I have an external hard drive that I want to move folders to. I don't want to COPY them (as in drag & drop) but I'm sure there's a way to MOVE them.
Any help appreciated

Answer:Moving folder from one drive to another

You could right click on your folders and use the "send to" method - then when you are sure the transfer is complete delete them from your internal hard drive
OR Read Here

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Hi,

The HDD is partitioned with Users in "C" drive along with all system/vista files. C drive now over full. Have tried to copy User folder to "E" drive with only partial success. Would like to remove it from C altogether and move to E - in order to keep sstem and data files separate.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Simon

Answer:Re: Moving User folder from C drive to E drive Satellite L40-17U

Hi

You have just to change the path in the folder properties.
Make a right click on the folder, choose properties and there should be a option which allows you to change the patch.

Cheers

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I purchase a small 30GB Solid State Drive just to soley run the Windows 7 OS. I understand much of the Windows files/folders, Program files, Users etc. have to stay in this drive for it to operated correctly. Any other programs I have loaded on my computer I've put on my 1 TB partitioned HD (when given the option). Is there an option to safely move some of these files/folders/programs from the C drive to another drive to free up some space on the SSD? It took no time at all for my SSD to only have 7GB left of free space. What about the Perflogs Or other programs such as windows games, DVD maker, stuff like that? For example: Trying to move the "windows games" over to my D drive where I have a programs folder setup and then deleting it from the C drive, it says I need permission for the SYSTEM to make changes. Is it even safe to do so anyway? If so, what are the files that are safe to move without compromising the functionality of the OS? And then, how to get permission from the SYSTEM? I Appreciate any insight. Thanks a bunch

-Adam
 

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I want to move the users folder from C: to D:.

i read, on another forum, that this could be done like so...
Lets imagine you have a PC with 3 accounts.
One is a plain admin account, (administrator) another is an account you have created for the move (adminmove) and the other is a boggo ussr account (user)
Shut down PC (important)
Fire up PC, log on as administrator. Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
Change profilesdirectory to the new location. Any new users will now have their profiles go there.
go to your documents and settings folder. copy the adminmove and user folders to the new location. You will not get errors about files being locked UNLESS you have services using any of these user accounts to log on. To find out if you do go start>run>services.msc and make sure the log on as section uses no user accounts there.
Leave the S-15-18, S-15-19 and S-15-20 subkeys alone. Those profiles take up next to no space and I wouldn't risk changing them.
You will see some S-15-XX-blah subkeys. These are for the user accounts that exist on the computer. Within each key is a ProfileImagepath REG_EXPAND_SZ
Change these for all but the account you are logged on as.
Shutdown and restart the PC. Log on as adminmove.
start>run>cmd
type set and make sure the USERPROFILE shows the new location.
Move the administrator folder from documents and settings to the new location. Go into regedit again and change the pro... Read more

Answer:moving the 'Users' folder from c: to another drive

i guess you're better off creating a user folder yourself and leave the registry alone.
Just assign your folder as user default folder, leave the original intact.

You are going in at the deep end here.

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So i moved my documents, pictures, videos, and music folders from my ssd to my D drive.

This is the process i followed: right click folder, click properties, click the location tab, click move, select the D drive, click ok.

What I failed to do, was create a NEW folder within the D drive (labelled either documents, pictures, videos, etc) to move the folder too. I misread the instructions, and just assumed I was putting the folder INTO the D drive, and that the folder itself would be moved to the D drive, and that I didn't need to create a folder with the same name as the folder I was moving. I hope that makes sense!

Anyway, now I have 4 separate D drives listed in my PC menu. Pretty sure underneath it all this is messing stuff up. Any help would be appreciated. Pretty concerned at this point that this is a permanent error.

Answer:Moving Folder Locations from SSD onto D Drive

Welcome to the forum.

First I would copy my data to an offline source just to be sure. Maybe you actually haven't added your data yet. Once done go to your d: drive and right click on specific folder, click on properties, you should see a "Location" tab. You should be able to click on Restore Default. If you don't see Location tab you are not on right folder.

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I'm about to install a new second 120GB hard drive and want to move my 'My Documents' folder to the new drive as opposed to it being on c.Obviously I can do this easily in windows by drag 'n'n drop, but will it like it with the folder containing about 100gig of data?Is there another way I should do it?Thanks(win xp home)

Answer:Moving 100GB folder from c drive to f drive

It will do it (done similar at work across a network). However, get your knitting out or make several sequential cups of coffee.

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Ok, here is my dilema... computer has died and need the files within My documents.

Have taken the Hard drive out of an XP machine and made it a slave in another XP machine..

Have copied all the other files from the drive, but when I try to access the My Documents folder it tells me 'Access is Denied'

How do I get around this, does anyone have any ideas please..
 

Answer:Accessing My Documents folder after moving drive

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

follow instructions in the above link

joan
 

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I'm doing an upgrade install from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7. All my applications are currently installed in the "Program Files (x86)" folder on my C drive.

I created a new partition specifically for data (Z:) where I have all my movies, music, etc. because before I image my C: drive, I want to shrink it as much as possible.

I want to know if I can copy that "Program Files (x86)" folder to my Z: and if, after I install Windows 7, I can keep the folder on the Z: and still use the applications as-is, if I have to do some editing to them, or if i have to reinstall them all.

Hope this makes sense and someone can help.

Thanks.

Answer:Moving Applications folder to another hard drive?

Programs cannot be moved. They have to be reinstalled.

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Hi,
I have a drive that has 4 partitions and I have moved all partitions to a new larger drive and I will wipe the old drive.
Everything is fine but one of those foldesr is the System Folder of 100MB. Can I also move it ?
I have Win 10
Thanks
oz

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Just tried to move my son's (Matthew) "My Documents" folder to a new internal hard drive as have run out of space on main drive. This hasn't worked properly and I'm not sure what to do next - I don't want to make things worse. Would be grateful for advice please.I first backed up his "My Docs" folder to an external drive, then followed Microsoft's instructions (How to change the default location of the My Documents folder) which were as follows:-Click StartRight click My Documents, then click PropertiesClick Target tabIn the Target box I typed M:\Matthew\MyDocuments M being the new driveI clicked Yes to create folder, then clicked OK and the files started transferringAfter a short while, an error message appeared saying, something couldn't be moved because a program was in use (which it wasn't as far as I could tell). I clicked ok, then (I think) nothing else happened. In view of the time it took, I assumed that there had only been a partial move.I looked in the new location to see what had been moved and what the size was, as I knew his "My Docs" folder was approx 105Gb. The folder was only 8Gb with a few random folders/files in.I then explored the folder structure and looked at the size of "My Docs" from different perspectives (I can't think of the right word!) and this is what I found (I assumed that the size would be consistent).On the C (main) drive. On Start Menu - My Docs =7.88GbStart... Read more

Answer:Tried moving "My Documents" folder to another drive - failed

There was possibly some program accessing some file in the My Documents folder. You can restart your computer in safe mode and try moving again.
To start in safe mode keep pressing F8 after turning on computer till you get boot menu, then select Safe Mode and press Enter

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Hi Experts,
When i had a small SSD i used an online guide to move the C:\Windows\Installer folder to my D: drive
I have used the symbolic link function (not sure exactly how) and this is the output of it:
03/11/2015  07:01 PM    <SYMLINKD>     Installer [D:\Windows\Installer]
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
How can i move it back to C: drive and cancel the existing link?
Thanks in advance to any helpfull reply

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Can someone remind me which key needs to be changed so that the windows program file folder defaults to drive D - rather than drive C. Second question is will this change work on a P/C with Windows NT?Thanks

Answer:Moving 'program files' folder to Drive D

Not sure what you mean. Do you want to boot from d and not c?

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Firstly, a Happy New Year to you all!I have just added a new 120gig hard drive to my PC and is seen as F:\. I want to move all the My Documents folders (and contents), that is my own account and that in my wife's name to the new drive so as to keep them separate from the system and programs on drive C:\. I am running XP Home SP2.Will moving the shared documents folder achieve this or do I need to move yhe individual my documents folders as well. I intend to partition the new drive in order to have all the music in the My music folder in shared documents on a separate partition.Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Moving Shared Documents folder to second drive

It would need some registry editing, I would Create folder on new drive and drag contents to the

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Simply it was there as an icon and syncs.
I then opened folder 'documents' properties, and reassigned location to be under c:\users\tricia\Google Drive.
Win10 copied all the files and they were synced to google drive on the web site.
But the icon for google drive vanished.

Here is a picture, it no longer appears, is this normal?
What would happen if I revert the location back to default target ?

Online instruction to do this.
How to: Automatically Backup My Documents Folder To Google Drive

It is working, but the danger is if someone deletes your files on google drive, it will sync back to your pc and delete them too. It is very convenient. To do it the stock way, means you have double files on your PC.

Can google drive be configured to only sync forward, not backwards?

Answer:google drive icon gone after moved document folder location to Gdrive

Browse to C:\Users\Trish and see if the Google Drive icon is listed there. If not, press the Find Target button.

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this seems to happen when i have more than one folder open on Drives like for example moving a folder over from one drive to another then Explorer crashes there have been other crashes but not sure on the scenario when it does but here is the latest crash report under event viewer / applications:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 6/23/2015 9:36:56 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Powerstation
Description:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: MSVCR90.dll, version: 9.0.30729.6161, time stamp: 0x4dace4e7
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000001e1ac
Faulting process id: 0xafc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0adc8b56a7ae9
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_none_08e61857a83bc251\MSV CR90.dll
Report Id: 0f19739e-19c6-11e5-9581-003067c2b754
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>100</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
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Answer:Windows explorer crash - moving folder from one drive to another

See if this link has any bearing:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itprogeneral

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I have done this before but I have forgotten how can someone tell me how to move my important emails to a folder in my external hard drive prior to a reformatt. Thank you.
 

Answer:moving emails to a folder in an external hard drive

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Hiya

This might be a bit of a dumb question but I just want to check is it safe to directly cut and paste the my favorites, documents, pictures, music and video folders to another hard drive on my PC or I should do them manually through properties of each folder. Currently I'm using windows 7.

Sorry for my awkward tone and many thanks in advance.

Answer:Moving my documents folder to another hard drive question

Hi Lemon Tree

If you want all your user folder links to work correctly you are best doing each one through the properties.
User Folders - Change Default Location

Danny

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I am loading NWN2 onto my HDD. Evidently, NWN2 "makes use of My Documents and Windows Temp File Directories to store saved games, hak files, exported character files, and temp files needed during game play, updates and more," according to the moderator of NWN2's technical self-help forum.

My HDD is devided into three logical drives: C is the OS and main applications excepting office programs and is 63.4GB; D is for games and is 244GB; and E is for documents, photos, videos, office suite, etc. and is 157GB.

I've already moved my My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos folders to drive E. This is is the additional advice given for changing the temporary files folder from the sticky at the NWN2 self-help forum:

" You should be able change the temporary files folder by changing the TEMP and TMP system environment variables.


1. Create a folder at the root of the local drive and name it TEMP.
2. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
4. Click Environment Variables.

5. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP User variables:
a. In the User variables list, select the TEMP variable, and then click Edit.
b. In the Variable value box, type %drive%\TEMP, and then click OK.
c. Repeat steps a and b for the TMP variable.

6. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP System variables:
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Answer:? moving Temp. Files Folder to different logical drive

Moving the TEMP files away from the OS has its purposes.

IMO, the only reason to move TEMP is if its a SSD your trying to limit writes to, save space etc.

For 1 physical spinning drive/ partitioned I really do not think there would be much benefit. Having Games, USER folders (Music,Pictures etc) on other partitions or drives can be a benefit though.

But the method you listed will work fine if you choose to move it.

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win7 pro is installed on C drive with limited space becuase its on a SSD 120gb. I want to move the windows update folder software distro to the F drive that i have with plenty of space then create a junction. i found a how to but some parts of it dont work or dont allow me to change some things. is there another way to do this? try conservere space. can windows updates be deleted instead if not would be nice if i could have windows updates write to another drive.



when i run a junction command it says junciton not recognized as a command, also when i run this command:


rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.del it says access denied im an administrator and ran cmd as admin

Answer:moving Windows update folder to different drive - junction

  
Quote: Originally Posted by scripttron75


...can windows updates be deleted instead....


Stop the Windows Update service (wuauserv)....
...then delete SoftwareDistribution.

The next scan for updates will take a while.
View update history will be empty, but View installed updates is still available.
Any hidden updates will be unhidden.

More info can be found here:
Windows Update - Reset

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I have two hard drives one is 60gb enough for windows to be installed but i would like to be able to move the %appdata% folder as default to the other hard drive which has 500Gb maybe less not to sure about that one. anyway is there a way to move this
folder and have it use by default without crashing the computer?

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My SSD is filling up (it's 256gb) and so I decided to move the documents folder to the D: harddrive. I changed the location under Quick Access to D:\Documents. The system created the directory and moved the files. However, before the move there were 54gb of files and 2840 folders under C:\<user name>\Documents. Now after the 'move' there are 26gb and 2840 folders left under C:\<user name>\Documents. If it moved them, how come a copy of 1/2 of files and all of the folders are still on C:\ ? I verified it's not just a pointer by deleting one of the files in D:\Documents. It's still on C:\.

Answer:Problem moving Documents Folder to hard drive from SSD

The problem could be in how you made the move. I find it works best to first create the new Folder on the second drive or partition such as D:\Documents. The I go to C:\Users\USERNAME, right-click the Documents Folder and on the Location tab specify the new Folder. The Folders shown on the left column above the C: drive usually do not fully work for the process.

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When saving a Word 2007 document as a webpage (htm, html), an extra folder is automatically created besides the hmtl document itself. This folder contains background information like pictures, wallpaper etc. Is there a way to prevent that folder from being created in the first place? I've got Word 2000 on another computer, and when I save my word documents as html files over there, that extra folder is not generated. The only time that folder is created in 2000 is if my documents contain pictures, wallpaper etc. In Word 2007, it is created all the time, even though my documents are just plain text.
 

Answer:Solved: Word 2007, saving document as html document: how to get rid of extra folder?

Managed to find the solution, it was very simple after all. One has to save the document as a filtered webpage and click "yes" when a box pops up warning you that you will use certain featuers which are specific to Office2007, such as the background. Then the document will save without that extra folder and files.
 

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I have recently moved the location of my OneDrive folder to the D: drive.

When I use "Windows Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" to create a system image I get the following message prior to completion:

Backup skipped backing up D:\OneDrive\Documents as it is on the backup target.

Is this because for some reason the D: drive is now being included in the system image?
If so, how do I stop it?

Any help appreciated.

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Hi everyone,

I have just done a clean, fresh reinstall of Windows 10 using the USB media creation tool (installs a clean 1607 build and then I update it), but I'm running on a laptop with small SSD and a huge secondary hard drive. So now I want to migrate the C:\USERS folder location to D: drive. I am trying to follow an excellent guide from tenforums, using the relocate.xml file. However, on my Windows 10 USB boot stock, I do not have the \sources\install.wim file necessary for this step.

The only wim file there is on the USB media stick is \sources\boot.wim.

Can I still go on with the procedure described above and put "boot.wim" instead of "install.wim" on the USB drive (G in the relocate.xml file?

I would very much try to avoid digging up the Windows 10 original CD which does have the install.wim file. First, I'm not sure where it is, but also, I am trying to solve a very annoying problem with windows, which has happenned during the update of older Windows 10 build to anniversary update - so I would like to avoid any windows components or installation that are older than 1607 build, like the Windows 10 CD.
Thanks

Answer:Moving USERS folder to D: drive, no install.wim file, just boot.wim?

Notice at the beginning of the tutorial you linked to (Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums) that you have to use Option One to get the Windows ISO file to create the Windows 10 USB flash drive from. It contains install.wim. The USB flash drive that the Media Creation Tool Creates (which is Option Two) contains install.esd in the sources folder instead of install.wim.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello Guys.
Thank's for looking.
To keep just the OS in c drive i moved the user folder to drive E just by copy and paste!!! Not knowing what problem it going to make
After i moved windows created another user folder in c drive and started crashing,so i moved and replaced the user folder from E back to c drive .After that windows explorer started crashing often.
I tried to do system restore,unfortunately couldn't.Later i found i have another problem.
system restore says unspecified error 0x8007000
i read some articles and tried by disabling my antivirus(bit defender),started in safe mode,but didn't tried un installing bit defender completely.

Help and advise much appreciated guys.
Thank's

Answer:Window Explorer Crashes After moving user folder to E drive.

Welcome aboard.

Uninstall BitDefender completely. Use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.

And, run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker.

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Not knowing it would cause problems for me later, I setup a home built computer with a symbolic link for the Users folder from my SSD drive (system drive C) to Drive D. When I found I couldn't update to Windows 8.1 I did some research and discovered I should not have used this method for moving the Users folder and I need to move it back first in order to update.

After doing some research, I decided to follow the knowledge base article found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2876597 as my guide to move it back to the system drive. I have started this process and I'm part way through but I have encountered a problem that I can't figure out how to solve.

I booted into safe mode with a command prompt and deleted the symbolic link on my C drive. I followed the instructions in the article to use robocopy to copy the Users folder from my D drive to my system drive but it fails because some system files (like ntuser.dat) can't be copied (presumably because they contain the system info for the account I'm logged into so I am locked out).

I'm not really sure how to get around this and I don't think I'd be able to reboot and get into my system right now unless maybe I recreate the symbolic link from the system drive to d:\users.

Any advice or links to an article with steps I can follow would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Eric

Answer:Moving Users folder back to system drive to update to 8.1

I did the same thing. You need to boot to a Command Prompt from your Windows Install disc. This is the tutorial I used to move Users off of C: and I just reversed it to move it back, deleting the link and using robocopy as you mentioned.

Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

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from yahoo email i put a moving picture and text into a mirco soft untitled document to put on a cd. I copied the pictured to my hard drive, but the picture won't move once its inserted on the document. If there is a way to do this, please tell me how to do it.
Thanks

Answer:how to put moving picture into document

you put it into microsoft?
This makes no sense, that is like saying "I Installed my car stereo into my Ford" well... Ford what? Bronco? Mustang?
I am assuming you put it into an office product like Word or Powerpoint?

Generally you need to save the picture to your computer first, import it into a document, save the document. (best to not leave it untitled) and then save the entire file to your external source.

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I have windows 10. I just installed a new vinyl software program. When someone sends me a e-mail with a clip art attachment and I save it to "documents" or "Pictures" all is good. But when I open the vinyl program and go to insert this attachment it doesn't show up. Outside the vinyl program if I open "documents or pictures it is there. What is funny about this, I've had the vinyl program installed for two weeks and I didn't have this problem until yesterday. Any suggestions or ideas?

Answer:moving document to a new program

Dripster said:

I have windows 10. I just installed a new vinyl software program. When someone sends me a e-mail with a clip art attachment and I save it to "documents" or "Pictures" all is good. But when I open the vinyl program and go to insert this attachment it doesn't show up. Outside the vinyl program if I open "documents or pictures it is there. What is funny about this, I've had the vinyl program installed for two weeks and I didn't have this problem until yesterday. Any suggestions or ideas?



I'd be looking in that program for Options or Preferences to see where it is looking for stored files, some programs have their own defaults but usually can be changed.

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I have a Windows XP SP2 laptop, that has offline folder's enabled for users My documents folder. The laptop is within a corporate environment, fully MS patched, Symantec AV, all up to date and anti-Spam installed. Finally it is configured for French language, as that is where its based.
However since yesterday, they have reported that strange folder names are automatically appearing. i have cleared out these folders from the associated win3k users folder, had him re-synced, and all appeared ok yesterday. But today, these files are back again and sync now fails completely.
Has anyone any ideas what to try now?
Thanks in advance.
 

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I want to create a document in MS Word (7), to be used as a template, and placed on my desktop. It would later be filled in and emailed. I don't know how to 1) Move the document from Word to a folder on my desktop. 2) Set up the email to quickly accept the document and send it on its way.( Would Outlook be best or could I us Gmail ok?)

Answer:Moving a document from Word to Desktop

All you have to do is create a "shortcut" on the desktop of whatever MSWord file you want. Then you can click on the icon for the file and open it in Word.

To create the shortcut, go to your Documents folder (normal place, but it you have files in some other folder, go to that folder). LEFT click on the file to highlight it and and then RIGHT click on "Send To" and select Desktop (create shortcut).

You can e-mail directly from MSWord. It will connect with your default e-mail program. I have MSWord 2003 but in that click on File, then Send To and there are several options. Later Word versions are probably the same or similar.

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I backup online with Carbonite and following my recent refresh of my laptop the files and folders in "Documents" are not being backed up.
Carbonite support took control of my laptop and told me: "The Documents Folder shortcut from within the Windows File Explorer is pinned to opening the Cookies Folder on your PC. You need to get the folders pinned and reorganised accordingly. Once the data is registered on your computer as a Document and not a Cookie file or folder, Carbonite will be able to back it up".

If I right click on the File Explorer icon in the Taskbar I don't see any mention of Cookies, so how do I overcome this problem? Can anyone please help?

Answer:Document Folder pinned to opening the Cookies folder

They appear to be commenting on something viewed via an explorer window, which they call "The Documents Folder shortcut".

I don't understand their statement- suggest you get back to them.

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Please help.. I've tried everything i could find from other posts.

My computer folder on the start menu and my docoments folder will not open in normal mode. Hour glass icon comes up briefly then disappears. Also, i am getting the following dll errors on start-up egcomservice_1048.dll, stlb2.dll, doceoc15b1, e6f1873b.dll.

Here is my hijackthis log, after running malware bytes and smitfraudfix. Smitfraudfix had to be run in normal mode as the icon disappeared from the desktop after rebooting in safe mode. I have also run regcure, registrybooster 3009, windows live one care. THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:37:43, on 9/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BELKIN~2\BELKIN~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Belkin Automatic Power Management Software\jre\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
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How do I go about moving the Windows 8 "User folder" which was pre-installed on my computer's "D" drive back to the SSD "C" drive. My attempts to install Windows 8.1 has been thwarted because the O.S is shared between the two drives apparently and refuses to install.

Answer:Moving "User" folder to C drive

It really depends on how the folders were redirected they should have used a synlink
this is for windows 7 but it's the same for 8 click here

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Hello,
I have an application in Excel that sends mail via Outlook. I don't have any problem in sending the emails, but I would like to know if anyone could give me a hint how to, through my VBA-code, move the e-mail that I just sent to a folder of my choice.

Grateful for any help

Bengt

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Every time I move a file from one folder or directory to another...the destination folder shows the date and time of the current activity and the original file creation date/time is lost ? Is there a way to move/copy files from one folder to another...or one drive to another...without having the destination file's properties updated to the current date and time ?

Thanks....TRinAZ

Answer:Can you keep file dates from changing when moving folder to folder

If you move within folders on the same drive the date and time are preserved. If you move from one drive to another the create date changes.

A google search indicates RoboCopy can do this (or at least I think that's what it was saying).

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Hi Guys
I am getting the following error
"Could not find this item"
"This is no longer located in Drive:\ Verify the location and try again"
If I click retry it continues as if nothing happened.
Just started happening a couple of weeks ago and I don't recall any special happenings or installs at the time.
Does anyone have any ideas to the cause or rectification.

Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:Folder not found error when moving folder to another location

Only if you copy from D drive? Always folder TEMP that's in problem?

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Noticed two "helpassistant" folders residing within my Doc's and Settings folder, with duplicates of my Doc's and Settings files. Where did they come from and do I need them? Are they some sort of backup or recovery folder? I did have a malicious .bot virus on my system a couple weeks ago but I cleaned it up, is it possible these are left over from that?? Thx

Answer:HelpAssistant folder in my Document folder?

http://www.google.com/search?q=help...LIR

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My document folder keeps popping up like crazy, any ideas on how to fix this, i think i'm infected with something. please help!!

Answer:document folder pop up

ou may want to look under Start --> Programs --> Startup and see if you have anything there that is opening your My Documents folder. Other than that, I would take a look in the registry under HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run and see what is starting there. If the previous sentence didn't make sense to you, then poking around the registry is not for you. Just google some program that can see what is starting up automatically in your system. http://www.joyfax.com/?ref=VIVIAN

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Working on a friends computer. His kid's have downloaded a bunch of stuff and put it in the main documents folder, movies from bittorent, and music files from the same. I deleted all that crap, but folder still shows 25 gig size. He is running XP with a 40 gig hardrive. I believe it is the Pro version. Not sure on the ram. It is about a 6 year old Dell. I tried to do a PC Pit stop scan but am unable to to load the AcxtiveX. He is logged on as the Administrator.
Can I just delete that folder and then put it back or should I do something else.
Thanks
Rick.
Have run Malwarebytes scan also.

Answer:Huge Document Folder

Try WinDirStat. It will give you an excellent list and graphical representation of any folder (or even an entire drive.) you should be able to locate the hog pretty handily with it.

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in my music folder, somehow everything in my documents got merged into my music folder . when i check the item's location, it shows it being in the 'documents' folder. if i try deleting the stuff in the music folder that belongs in the documents, it will also delete from my documents

how do i fix this ?

Answer:Document folder issue

It sounds like you included either the document folder into your music folder or visa-versa.

Here's a tutorial to undo this: Library - Include a Folder

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My Acer laptop came with Windows 7. My last computers are all with XP. My biggest surprise is my access to My Documents is denied, even though I am the only user, and presumably the administrator. What's the solution to that?

Answer:Can't open My Document folder-Win 7

what do you mean denied. What does it say?

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Hello, I have a fresh install with two hard drives and would like to put my docs,pictures ect, on the other drive for storage.
I tried to move my music folder and really messed things up . I'm not quite sure what I did ,but the folder is empty and I get access denied.
That's not a problem because I will reinstall and start over, but can someone tell me how to move them from (c drive ) to (d drive ) ?
Thanks alot

Answer:How do I move document folder

Hello Timmy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial can help show you how to move your "C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents" folder to that location.

User Folders - Change Default Location


For you Music folder, you should be able to restore it's default location using Option Two in the tutorial below if you like. Afterwards, you can try moving it again.

User Folders - Restore Default Location


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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can anyone tell me how to change the name on my document folder
 

Answer:renamming my document folder

Click on it to highlight...wait a couple of seconds and click on it again. This should put the name into Edit mode so you can change it to whatever you want.

Is that what you meant, or have I misunderstood your question?
 

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Is there anyway to reliably rename the "my documents" folder?thank you

Answer:Rename My document folder

In the usual way - right click the folder and click Rename

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Libraries-documents-shows 4 separate folders with different names. I want to consolidate them into 1 folder. Do I just drag and drop them into the the 1 folder that I want to contain them all?


Brian

Answer:document folder contains 4 folders, I want just 1

Yes.

Jerry

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Hi Everyone, first time poster, know a reasonable amount about computer software/hardware but i'm new to Vista so here's my problem.

Fig1
[Fig1] Shows an image of the main problem.

I have checked around on the internet so much over the last few days to try and sort this out and have found nothing that helps me... A lot that is close but still doesn't help me.

Anyway, I recently Got a new 500gb WD HDD and redirected all of my Documents/Videos/Pictures/Searches/Favourites to this Hard Drive [E:] however when i restarted my computer 2 duplicate copies of the same HDD have appeared but there are no duplicate files, nothing. I am just getting annoyed by seeing double all the time. Is there any way to fix this problem without formatting my computer or my newly installed HDD?

Thank you in advance.

Paul
 

Answer:Document Folder Duplication

Move all files that you want to keep.
Delete both folders.

Windows should recreate the Documents folder on boot-up.
 

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I am knowledgeable about XP and have used VISTA ultimate for months now but I have found a problem I cant figure out involving the "Document" folder and files under the "Owner" user.
Up to to a few weeks ago I did have the document folder under the user "OWNER" encrypted using Vista encryption option and as expected it would show up as blue file names and could be open and saved under "owner".
Now when ever I open up any of the edit programs ( Word, Notepad ) it doesn't show that there is a document folder. If I save a file it goes some were never to be found again. When I look for the document folder ( C:\ user\owner\ ) All the folders are there Except the document folder. I check under the DOS prompt and it cant see it there. When I try and create a document folder it says that it already exist.
The other users Document folders are intact.
My decktop.ini is as>> [LocalizedFileNames]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\mi...UIRes.dll,-103
I am stumped. What can I do?

Answer:invisible document folder

Open an explorer window and navigate to the user folder. Press alt and select Tools -> Folder Options from the menu bar. Go the the View tab and check Show hidden files and folders. See if you can see the Documents folder now. Let me know if this helped.

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My Acer laptop came with Windows 7. My last computers are all with XP. My biggest surprise is my access to My Documents is denied, even though I am the only user, and presumably the administrator.  What's the solution to that?

Answer:Can't open My Document folder-Win 7

Quote from: paulpingpong on July 22, 2010, 07:09:05 PMMy Acer laptop came with Windows 7. My last computers are all with XP. My biggest surprise is my access to My Documents is denied, even though I am the only user, and presumably the administrator.  What's the solution to that?So your saying you cannot access 'my documents'? This seems a little strange. Maybe a language barrier.

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Dear Vista Gurus! Please help, kindly help me fix my Account's Document folder... (the "Document"). I got 3 "Document" folder, with the same contents, when i delete the 3rd folder, it automatically delete all documents folder. How do i fix this? Thanks a lot and more power! Vista newbie

Answer:Please help me fix my Account's Document folder

Originally Posted by oragon


Dear Vista Gurus! Please help, kindly help me fix my Account's Document folder... (the "Document"). I got 3 "Document" folder, with the same contents, when i delete the 3rd folder, it automatically delete all documents folder. How do i fix this? Thanks a lot and more power! Vista newbie



where are the three folder located.

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My fiancee had her brother reformat her c drive, we had previously "moved" her My Documents to D: to save her documents in case of reformatting. After the format the folder was completely gone as was a movie folder she had on D:. Any idea what happened an how to recover her my documents?? We have tried file scavenger to no avail at finding the folder on D:

Answer:My document folder on D gone after reformating c

Hello smokin69

Maybe you did not move the Shell folders properly.

Try these file recovery programs

Restoration
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html
Try this one first as it does not write to the hard drive

Tuneup Utilities 2008.
http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/
(Free trial version)

Recuva - File Recovery
http://www.recuva.com:80/

Undelete Plus
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download5301.html

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In the past (WinXP, WinVista) we always redirected the users 'Documents' folder to their personal network share. It allowed for easy backup of their files.

With Win7 they've changed that now. Manually it won't let me redirect their Documents folder until I index the network share. So I go out there, and Sync the folder it's supposed to go to. Then I can add it to the Documents "library".

The Documents "library" isn't a bad idea the more I play with it. Having the ability to add multiple network shares into the Documents folder is a good idea.

OK? so with all that said, I?d like to just do the basic ?Documents Redirect? like I did in WinXP & Vista. And I want to do this as part of their login. How? This is not the easy solution it once was. Suggestions?

Answer:Document Folder Redirect

does no one else do this as well?

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Hello everyone. New to the forum. I have recently downloaded Windows 10. My clients will send me a PDF document, and up until now I have been saving them to a specified folder. Now when I try to save it says something like "you do not have permission, contact administrator" I am signed on as administrator. Any thoughts?

Answer:Cannot save a PDF document to a specified folder.

Jerryz said:

Hello everyone. New to the forum. I have recently downloaded Windows 10. My clients will send me a PDF document, and up until now I have been saving them to a specified folder. Now when I try to save it says something like "you do not have permission, contact administrator" I am signed on as administrator. Any thoughts?



I use foxit.

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Guyz, I need a serious help....Ma Documents folder(My Document) juzt disapeared ...Anyone out there who can help me restore or recover it in any possible way...pls help the brother in need....??? I?m runing a Vista home basic laptop but i?m sure i didnt delete these neither maybe someone did but i dont know how these culd suddenly disappear. I?m having AVG dailly auto update and scan so i hafly ruled out the virus inffection. I tried almost everything, to restore, regedit, undelete, but nothing help but through these i only happen to get the folder itsself but but the files in it still at large...The othe thing is when i got the folder but it suddenly duplicate and name the other folder Document145.. Now what does that mean again?? Pls help guyz.
Is there any one who culd possible help me to relocate these important files for me..

Crazier for this....

Answer:My Document folder disappeared

Originally Posted by crazier


Guyz, I need a serious help....Ma Documents folder(My Document) juzt disapeared ...Anyone out there who can help me restore or recover it in any possible way...pls help the brother in need....??? I?m runing a Vista home basic laptop but i?m sure i didnt delete these neither maybe someone did but i dont know how these culd suddenly disappear. I?m having AVG dailly auto update and scan so i hafly ruled out the virus inffection. I tried almost everything, to restore, regedit, undelete, but nothing help but through these i only happen to get the folder itsself but but the files in it still at large...The othe thing is when i got the folder but it suddenly duplicate and name the other folder Document145.. Now what does that mean again?? Pls help guyz. Crazier for this....



Here's some suggestions for you:

Glary Undelete is an easy to use, yet powerful file undelete solution for FAT and NTFS file systems. It will bring back files emptied from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down. It will even recover files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File Recovery - Home - Recuva is a utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It wil... Read more

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Is there a way to do this in Windows 10 mail like in Windows Essentials 2012?
i.e. right click and save to documents or desktop etc..

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Hi, Just wondering if there is a way to protect my "My Documents" folder from being deleted. The folder has about 70gb of photo's, music, etc, that I do not want to be accidently lost. My kids use this computer and I am afraid they might hit the delete button on it and it would be nice if somehow it could be protected so that if they would accidently press delete, a box would come up asking for a password or something. As we all know, 70gb is too big for the recycling bin, so it would be gone forever, which I know I could get some of it back with recovery software, but I don't want to even go through that hassle.Thanks!

Answer:Prevent My Document folder from deletion

Dunno but if you have enough room on the HDD you could make a folder called c:\my files (or whatever) and copy the contents of my documents into it. If there is no desktop icon they are unlikely to find it. You would obviously need to keep it updated.some other bloke...

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I need assistance in understanding the folder management and library system in Windows 7. I will say at the outset that I am not a techie by any stretch of the imagination so a reply in plain English would be much appreciated as well as some patience with my lack of knowledge !
In Windows XP, folder and document management were simple. You set up a folder within the network structure or library and saved a document to that folder. To retrieve that saved document, you could either go the folder in the network structure and double click on the required document or if in the most recently used, open from that list.
When you saved the amended document with Save As, the system clearly showed the document?s path i.e. for example, C/User name/Folder name/Document name.
All seems different and far more complicated with Windows 7 and it is understanding Windows 7 methodology that I need help with.
The view below of the Libraries network - C\Users\Ruth contains 21 folders and documents re User Ruth:



This view below for User Ruth/My Documents shows 289 documents




1. What are the differences between the above two libraries ?
2. Why do some saved documents appear in both libraries but other documents appear in one library only?
3. Is there a Time lapse between saving a document to one library and it appearing in both libraries ?
4. Taking the Excel document Recordsofpayment14-15 as an example, when using Save As, the first of the two above library displays as the Save path. I... Read more

Answer:Folder and document management in Windows 7

Hard to understand the problem without pics. Click on Go Advanced and use the Manage Attachments feature.

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Fellows, really in need of some help.

I recently bought a new PC (yeah~) but still intend to keep my old harddrive in operation. There are lots of data in that old harddrive that I want to keep and use. However, when I intended to access the "my document" folder (to be exact, the folder under my "log-in-name" with my old PC), I can't do so. I'm thinking if it is because my log-in account was password-protected before...

Anyways, there're datas that I really need from that hard-drive, especially that password protected folder. What can I do??

Thanks for answering...
 

Answer:Password Protected Folder (My Document)

This might help............

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
 

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OS: Windows XP Pro
Windows Updated and all Patch installed

Starting today, when I open My Documents, within seconds, the document folder disappears and the bottom panel where it has the green start button, it disappears also for good 4 seconds.

Then the bottom panel reappears and the My Documents folder is closed. I try reopening and does the same thing. I checked for adwares and viruses but none to be found.
This is really puzzling me and very annoying.
Any solutions you may know? Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Open My Document Folder, disappears within a second

Windows is crashing. Better put, explorer.exe is crashing. you can look in your logs and see what is happening. Right click My Computer and choose Manage. Then under Event Viewer/Applications, see what it is. Are you running a good up to date anti-virus program?
 

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I was working on a Word document last Thursday, which was saved inside a sub-folder. When I returned to my PC today, the sub-folder was gone, as was the Word document.

Nothing turns up when I search for the file, and it's not in the Recycling Bin.

It still appears in the Recent Word Documents list, with the correct file path, but when I click on it, it says "The directory name is not valid."

Is there any hope of recovering this file? Why did it disappear?

I've never had this happen in 20 years of computing.
 

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Each time I log on, my Document folder opens . And it opens across my entire desktop. I have to X out of it to go to Yahoo or Firefox. How do I stop it from opening?

Answer:My Document Folder opens on Startup

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555294

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I have Windows 10 Home, and I noticed a lot of apps like to save configuration and other data files in the Documents Folder. Personally, I feel that they should be stored in a different location under the current user's folder. (For example, under C:\Users\User\AppData). Is there a way to tell Windows 10 that applications should save these files somewhere else? It just makes the Documents Folder look messy. How have you handled this? I'm looking for tips, ideas, suggestion, best practices, etc for organizing and/or separating legitimate documents from application data so that User data and documents are easier to sync and back up.

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I have an ACER laptop with a dual hardrive, so I decided I'd relocate my music folder so that it wouldn't clog up my main drive and allow me to store instead on the second. I accidentally did it to my Documents folder instead, and then after my Music folder. All is well but I now seem to have 2 Music folders to the D drive and no more Documents folder. Here is what I mean:



Any way to resotre?

Answer:Lost Windows Document Folder

Hello Richie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing OPTION THREE in the tutorial below for the Documents folder can restore it after a couple of restarts.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Good Afternoon,I've had a comp for a few years now but still lots i don't know.
I seem to be missing My Recent Documents Folder. When i right click Start its there. I can only delete what i've viewed one at a time there. When the MRD folder was in My Documents i could hi-light all and delete. The only thing I've done recently was tried my 2nd re-format, i seem to use/fill up my 40 gig HD and comp bogs down.
Thanking you in advance for any and all help.
TeddyMakwa

Answer:Missing My Recent Document Folder

That's a Hidden folder.

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Hey Folks.

This is annoying the hell out of me so I thought I'd ask.

On the start menu you have the "Documents" link under the user name. Mine takes me to library link to My Documents but it won't keep the icons the right size. If I go via the start menu Document link then into My Pictures it keeps the icon sizes as medium. I prefer large icon sizes for My Pictures but if I change it and back up all my icons are then large size.

So, can I change the document link on the start menu from a library to a straight link to a folder where I keep my documents? Or delete it and add my own link instead?

It's just really annoying me now and I'm probably going to format my PC again tonight.

Ta for any help.

Answer:Change Document To Folder Link?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BigAdam


Hey Folks.

This is annoying the hell out of me so I thought I'd ask.

On the start menu you have the "Documents" link under the user name. Mine takes me to library link to My Documents but it won't keep the icons the right size. If I go via the start menu Document link then into My Pictures it keeps the icon sizes as medium. I prefer large icon sizes for My Pictures but if I change it and back up all my icons are then large size.

So, can I change the document link on the start menu from a library to a straight link to a folder where I keep my documents? Or delete it and add my own link instead?

It's just really annoying me now and I'm probably going to format my PC again tonight.

Ta for any help.



No problem...

Right click on the Windows Orb on the taskbar...
Then select Properties from the menu...
On the dialog's "start menu tab" click "Customize"...
Set it up as you need it.

For the icon size thing... If you set the icon size and/or display properties in a given folder and then close it, it will write a hidden file in that folder and remember your settings. The next time you come to that folder it should show up as you're used to.

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Sometimes, when browsing the internet, I need to go through my documents for references to other things. Lately however the document screen doesn't open in the foreground. It just opens in the background and won't come to the foreground. Solutions?

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Hi!

Any search on the internet or this forum didn't give any clear solutions, so I'll post my problem here.

I'm using a Dell Dimension 9150, XP SP3, Media Center Edition, Pentium D CPU 2,80 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 230 GB harddrive

When I open the "My documents" folder through the start menu the folder comes up, but it freezes after 2 sec.

Here comes the weird thing. When I instead choose to access the very same folder, but this time through "My computer" > "Documents (Niklas)" <- that'll be my name, it doesn't freeze.

I was like "Oh well, I can live with it since I can access the folder other ways". But when I changed the icon view setting (it was "right click" > "View" > "Icons") to "Thumbnails" instead, it crashed, just like the other folder.

I therefore accessed the "My documents" folder and changed the icon view from "Thumbnails" to "Icons" in less than 2 sec (!) before it would freeze. But after I successfulled changed the icon view it didn't freeze anymore, if I changed it back to "Thumbnails" it crashed like usual. So I would say it's a clear connection with the icon view and the problem.

This has happened before though, one time. When I was uploading some videos from my camera in to a folder, the folder froze in just the same way everytime I tried to access it. I had to delete the videos through the document search engine to ... Read more

Answer:Document folder crash / freeze

There is a corrupt thumbnail in the folder causing the problem. See if you can find a hidden file called thumbs.db in the folder and delete it. Windows will recreate it and hopefully it will not be corrupt and it will solve your problem.

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Hi!

I'm using a Dell Dimension 9150, XP SP3, Media Center Edition, Pentium D CPU 2,80 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 230 GB harddrive

When I open the "My documents" folder through the start menu the folder comes up, but it freezes after 2 sec.

Here comes the weird thing. When I instead choose to access the very same folder, but this time through "My computer" > "Documents (Niklas)" <- that'll be my name, it doesn't freeze.

I was like "Oh well, I can live with it since I can access the folder other ways". But when I changed the icon view setting (it was "right click" > "View" > "Icons") to "Thumbnails" instead, it crashed, just like the other folder.

I therefore accessed the "My documents" folder and changed the icon view from "Thumbnails" to "Icons" in less than 2 sec (!) before it would freeze. But after I successfulled changed the icon view it didn't freeze anymore, if I changed it back to "Thumbnails" it crashed like usual. So I would say it's a clear connection with the icon view and the problem.

This has happened before though, one time. When I was uploading some videos from my camera in to a folder, the folder froze in just the same way everytime I tried to access it. I had to delete the videos through the document search engine to fix the problem.

But now I have no idea what causes the problem. I add and delete files frequ... Read more

Answer:Document folder crash / freeze

There is a thumbnail cache that may be corrupt. This is a hidden system file.

It can be deleted but first you have to go to Folder Options > View and temporarily enable the viewing of system files.

Then open My Documents and look for a thumbs.db file. You can rename it or delete it.

You can also turn off the caching of thumbnails

http://www.pchell.com/support/thumbsdb.shtml
 

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Hi guys can you help me with this little question.All the files in my document folders had names but now i cannot see the names can you help.2mm

Answer:Name of files in My Document folder are blank

2mm, Is the View in the problem folder set to Thumbnails? If it is this should work.When you open that folder first hold down the shift key then open it. This will restore the file names under thumbnails.Tufenuf

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I would like to move my Outlook 2003 .pst folder to My Documents. May I have simple step by step easy instructions please? I have Windows XP Pro..
Thanks!
 

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Question: moving a folder

My wife clicked on All Programs and then on the program she required. Then by accident she dragged the icon onto the desktop instead of just clicking. The result being that the folder is now on the desktop and where she would have normally clicked to enter the program is empty. Can you help???

Answer:moving a folder

What is your operating system?

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Question: Moving Folder

I have WindowsXP Home Edition. I was curious if I could e-mail
my entire Recipe folder from my personal file folder. I clicked
e-mail and sent it to myself. Just a few recipes were successfully
sent. The entire folder disappeared from my CWC personal file folder list. I searched from Start and found it:
C:\Documents and Settings\Carolyn\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\RECIPES
I cannot get the Recipe folder back in my CWC folder list.
Curiosity really killed this cat. I can only get it as far as My Documents list. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Moving Folder

Some times Xp has this hang up about letting you just click and drag a folder to another location. I found just right clicking on it and selecting Copy and then going to desired destination and right clicking and selcting paste works well just make sure you do not select Paste shortcut other wise it will just be a shortcut to the old destination. When you have copied it over just delete the old one in
'C:\Documents and Settings\Carolyn\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\RECIPES'
that should be it. As far as fixing your file transfer problems its just one of those XP hang ups. Some days it will work and some it wont. Also you might want to check the write permisions of the folder. by right clicking on it and looking in the properties. Down at the bottom is a couple of options like read only, hidden, archive you might want to make sure all that is unchecked as well
 

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Question: Moving Folder

I am trying to move a exercise video from my hard drive to my external hard drive but keep getting the following message.Cannot copy this file it is being used by another person or program.Close any programs tht may be using the file and try again.This is not being used anywhere else and I have also restarted the PC which has resolved this problem before but it still wont move and why copy not move

Answer:Moving Folder

Maybe see if task manager shows anything running.click hereHave you tried different methods to move the file. Drag and drop, right click and "send too" etc.

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Anyone with any Word/Sharepoint knowledge?I need to embed a word document into my word document. The document to be embedded is in a sharepoint folder.How can i embed this document? Do i need to download it to my local drive first?How do i go about embedding?thanks kindly

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Hi:
I want to delete some of old files/folders in my Document.

When I click an intended file/folder by right click on the mouse, there are three options,..... 'Open,' 'Open with new window' and 'create shortcut,' and there is NO delete option.

My question is;
How to delete some of 'unneeded files/folders' in my Document?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:Unable to delete folder/file in my Document

Drag and drop them to the recycle bin

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I was watching tech tv a while back and they talked about a way to have a "table of contents" for each folder you have on your computer. Just wondered if anyone knew what program this is, or how to do it in Windows.
 

Answer:Notepad document that shows folder contents

You could try Widget (1.06Mb Freeware)
 

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All else seems to be working fine, but I cannot access any files in my Document folder. I get an error message saying file is corrupted or unreadable. What's happened and what should I do?
My years warranty has just expired! Help.

Thanks in advance for advice on this.

Answer:Satellite P 300 - Document Folder corrupted / unreadalbe

hi meginoxford,
maybe deleted?
try the following: log on as admin and search for your files.
be asure to search in the correct folder! c:/documents & settings/*user name*/
if you get the same error message run chkdisk /f to recover the lost files.
and /or get a dedicated recovery software to get your files back.
if it's only one folder that became corrupted chkdisk is a good choice.

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This day I notice in my My Document Window is all of my files are crowded and not organize, I have a folder and the files is in the folder but all of the files are shown in the my document window,all of the files are mix with other files and the folder is gone..How can I back all of the folder and return those files in there old location folder?.My Desktop is Window 7 Ultimate.. Can anyone help me? :D thanks in advance.. I have Screenshot there.:)

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I upgraded two computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I just noticed today that a right click in a folder does not have anything other than New Folder under New. Windows 7 had several choices (Folder,Shortcut,Rich Text Document, Text Document, Wave Sound and more).

My wife's W8 works properly and a W7 VM works properly.

Does anyone know what is going on?

Answer:Right click in folder does not show New->Text Document

here
New Context Menu - Restore Default Items in Windows 10

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Hi,

I moved the location of my 'Documents' folder from the C drive to the root of my D drive in error. What I meant to do was move it to D:\Documents.

I have managed to restore the original location back to the C drive, and clicking on Documents under the user heading in file explorer takes me to the folder's location on the C drive. However, when I look under the This PC heading in explorer, the documents folder name is showing as D:\

If I right click the Documents folder under the user heading and click pin to quick access, it also shows the name as D:\

Any ideas on how to prevent this? I realise it is only cosmetic, but it does make things confusing, as the folder is no longer stored on the D drive at all!

Thanks,

Matt

Answer:Moved document folder location and now name is incorrect

Open File Explorer. On the Left Panel under This PC, right click the Documents Directory and choose Properties. Click the Location Tab. Click the Move button. Browse it to where you want to move it to. Apply and OK. Click the Find Target to make sure it goes to the right place.

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My brother-in-law just called me for some advice. I told him I think he needs to run some anti-virus scans, but wanted to run it by you all, too.
He is selling a boat and the guy wanted pictures, so my brother-in-law sent him an email with pictures. Now, the pictures keep replicating themselves over and over again in his document folder. He said he can't keep up with deleting them, they just keep showing up.
I know I have heard of this happening, but I did a search and couldn't find it. Any ideas what it is?
Thanks
Gal
 

Answer:Document folder filling up with pics virus?

Make sure he is disconnected from the internet. Then have him do this




Go to My Pictures and open the folder with all the duplicates in.
Click View and select Details.
Holding down the Shift key, left click on the top photo that you want to delete. Then with the Shift key pressed click on the bottom photo that you are going to delete. With them all highlighted right click and select Delete.Click to expand...

Repeat until all the photos are gone.
 

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This is a new 1 for me: I went to this client's house. Using windows explorer with the client being the only user (administrator), has full admin. access, he can't open his own Document and Setting folder.

has any1 seen this before? There is lock symbol on that folder. Is there a way to unlock it?
 

Answer:Admin. can access its own Document & Setting folder

Have you tried verifying/editing the permissions?
 

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Is there anyway I can change which folder Windows automatically opens in "select document"?I am trying to open a word document through another application, which all works fine. However, when it brings up the "select document" box i then have to change files and go back through the server to get to the file I want - is there anyway I can change the default folder theat windows opens when it aske me to "select document"? I am quite happy searching myself, but we have several other computer-phobic employees who don't get on with pc's, and I wanted to limit the amount of confusion to them when searching for this one specific file.Many thanks.

Answer:Changing the default folder in "select document"

What application are you using when invited to "select document"?

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This post contains the same material as my earlier post "Access violation at address 019C44F3. Read of address 83C70A78. Edit Post". I tried to rename or delete that post and didn't know how. (I'm new to this forum.) Sorry.

Now my question:

The problem was found when I was using the TuneUp DiskCleaner to scan the hard drive labled F (the "File" drive). The scanning was stopped when it reached a folder (a folder that contains html pages that someone sent to me and I saved there), and a error message popped up saying "Access violation at address 019C44F3. Read of address 83C70A78."

I repeated the scanning and the exactly same thing happened -- even the error address reported was the same.

I tried to delete the folder from the explorer window. But everytime after I press the "delete" button, the explorer just breaks down, while that folder remains there the next time I open the explorer. The same thing happens in when I tried to delete it in the safe mode.

Strangely, I was able to rename the folder. It just can't be deleted.

Since everytime the same error address was reported, I assumed there could be some defect with the hard drive. So I launched a thorough scan of the F drive using TuneUp Disk Doctor, which reached the deepest level by checking every 512 bytes sector. The scan took about 20 minutes, but nothing wrong was found.

Can any one help me figure out what's wrong? Thanks.

Answer:Strange: a document folder which I created cannot be deleted.

Hi MrGoodChina

Try gaining ownership of that folder and it's files --- http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308421 --- see if that does it.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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hello all,I was hoping to get some help on an issue that my mother keeps having (she's 73).She does a bit of photo manipulation ans moving files and things around using drag-and-drop methods.My question is: Is there any way to setup a verification prompt when dragging and dropping a folder into another folder? She does this inadvertently and then spends hours trying to understand where her folder or file have gone!If not a windows tweak or option, then maybe a DOS Batch file to detect folder moves, Whatever....ThanksiONik

Answer:Moving Folder Verification

If she drops it in the wrong place, press CTRL+Z to undo.

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hi, i just installed windows again and i installed it on the wrong disk (the small one not the big one) i wonder if i can move the Windows folder into another drive and make windows still work fine?

thank you!

Answer:moving WINDOWS folder

I'm not even sure it will let you move it. And if you do i'm sure it'll munson your OS.

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