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How are folders named in Windows Vista

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    Michael Garczynski Guest

    How are folders named in Windows Vista

    I have redirected several of my folders in Vista as I have previously in XP
    so I didn't have to change my document locations. However, many of the
    references so the folder as My Documents while the Vista folder is just
    called Documents. I am not able to change the location of these folders
    even though I have successfully redirected all of the locations. How do I
    complete these changes so my applications function normally?

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    Re: How are folders named in Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Garczynski View Post
    I have redirected several of my folders in Vista as I have previously in XP
    so I didn't have to change my document locations. However, many of the
    references so the folder as My Documents while the Vista folder is just
    called Documents. I am not able to change the location of these folders
    even though I have successfully redirected all of the locations. How do I
    complete these changes so my applications function normally?

    If you want to move those folders (e.g. Documents, Pictures, Music, etc.), you have to go into the folder Properties, location tab and move them there - for example to another partition on the same drive or another internal drive.

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    Michael Garczynski Guest

    Re: How are folders named in Windows Vista

    I did move them as you described However, the Documents folder pinned to
    the Start menu does not reference those folders. it references folders called
    My Documents which somehow were created after I moved the folders where I
    wanted the data. The actual My Documents folder did not appear until after I
    made the moves.

    When I select the Documents folder properties pinned to the Start Menu, it
    does not give me the "move" button which the other folders had.

    "whs" wrote:

    >
    > Michael Garczynski;1100132 Wrote:

    > > I have redirected several of my folders in Vista as I have previously in
    > > XP
    > > so I didn't have to change my document locations. However, many of the
    > > references so the folder as My Documents while the Vista folder is just
    > > called Documents. I am not able to change the location of these folders
    > > even though I have successfully redirected all of the locations. How do
    > > I
    > > complete these changes so my applications function normally?
    >
    >
    > If you want to move those folders (e.g. Documents, Pictures, Music,
    > etc.), you have to go into the folder Properties, location tab and move
    > them there - for example to another partition on the same drive or
    > another internal drive.
    >
    >
    > --
    > whs
    >

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