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Help-problems with DOCUMENT FOLDERS

  1. #1


    andy Guest

    Help-problems with DOCUMENT FOLDERS

    I was doing a backup of my documents to an external hardrive ( which I have
    done before with no problems)....

    After completing this, I went to write an emial and add an attachment from
    MY DOCUMENTS:

    Well, My documents is NOT there in the list with my desktop and my computer
    and I have no way of putting it back in THAT LIST...

    However, If I go to the WINDOWS Start page, MY documents IS listed and all
    my documents are there...

    HOW can I put My Documents back in the LIST with my desktop etc so when I
    want to add an attachment to an email, I am allowed to do so...

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Andy

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Help-problems with DOCUMENT FOLDERS

    andy wrote:

    > I was doing a backup of my documents to an external hardrive ( which I have
    > done before with no problems)....
    >
    > After completing this, I went to write an emial and add an attachment from
    > MY DOCUMENTS:
    >
    > Well, My documents is NOT there in the list with my desktop and my computer
    > and I have no way of putting it back in THAT LIST...
    >
    > However, If I go to the WINDOWS Start page, MY documents IS listed and all
    > my documents are there...
    >
    > HOW can I put My Documents back in the LIST with my desktop etc so when I
    > want to add an attachment to an email, I am allowed to do so...
    There is no "My Documents" folder. All the "My [x]" folders that you
    knew from XP are only virtual folders in Vista. They are called
    "junctions" and are there only for backwards compatibility with older
    software that is hard-coded to expect "My Documents" to exist. In Vista,
    you have a user file hierarchy of [SystemDrive, usually C:]\Users\Your
    Username\Documents [Downloads] [Pictures] [Music], etc.

    So you don't want to put any directories with "My" in their names in any
    lists.


    Malke
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  3. #3


    Bob Guest

    Re: Help-problems with DOCUMENT FOLDERS

    Create a new folder for your documents anywhere but the root directory. Name
    it whatever you like (including My Documents). For example, I use Personal
    Documents as a Desktop subfolder.

    "andy" <andy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:248C1E25-566D-4290-9CCD-0CA2D30DCECC@xxxxxx

    >I was doing a backup of my documents to an external hardrive ( which I have
    > done before with no problems)....
    >
    > After completing this, I went to write an emial and add an attachment from
    > MY DOCUMENTS:
    >
    > Well, My documents is NOT there in the list with my desktop and my
    > computer
    > and I have no way of putting it back in THAT LIST...
    >
    > However, If I go to the WINDOWS Start page, MY documents IS listed and all
    > my documents are there...
    >
    > HOW can I put My Documents back in the LIST with my desktop etc so when I
    > want to add an attachment to an email, I am allowed to do so...
    >
    > PLEASE HELP!!!
    >
    > Andy

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  4. #4


    andy Guest

    Re: Help-problems with DOCUMENT FOLDERS

    SORRY for the cross posting but I had NO idea which area to put it in to get
    an answer..BY the way, I fixxed it but have no idea what I did except go into
    my document folders.....I right clicked on the listing of all the items that
    were on the favorites list ( as if I were going to insert and attachment) and
    it was there when I right clicked the area...so I fixxed it myself...nothing
    else posted made any sense to me as I had no idea what you all were talking
    about..

    I am not that computer literate yo understand root etc. but thank you very
    much for attempting to help me...it is fixxed and back to normal...



    "Bob" wrote:

    > Create a new folder for your documents anywhere but the root directory. Name
    > it whatever you like (including My Documents). For example, I use Personal
    > Documents as a Desktop subfolder.
    >
    > "andy" <andy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:248C1E25-566D-4290-9CCD-0CA2D30DCECC@xxxxxx

    > >I was doing a backup of my documents to an external hardrive ( which I have
    > > done before with no problems)....
    > >
    > > After completing this, I went to write an emial and add an attachment from
    > > MY DOCUMENTS:
    > >
    > > Well, My documents is NOT there in the list with my desktop and my
    > > computer
    > > and I have no way of putting it back in THAT LIST...
    > >
    > > However, If I go to the WINDOWS Start page, MY documents IS listed and all
    > > my documents are there...
    > >
    > > HOW can I put My Documents back in the LIST with my desktop etc so when I
    > > want to add an attachment to an email, I am allowed to do so...
    > >
    > > PLEASE HELP!!!
    > >
    > > Andy
    >
    >

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