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Missing "Documents" and "Music" folder.

  1. #1


    Sean Guest

    Missing "Documents" and "Music" folder.

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to recreate the "Documents" or "Music" default folders
    under "User"? Mine were never created when I upgraded from XP to Vista.

    thanks
    -Sean


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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Missing "Documents" and "Music" folder.

    Hi Sean,

    They should be under C:\Users\<surename>\

    Is there any chance that you moved them? They can be remapped, but should
    still show as a special folder in the explorer tree.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Sean" <seanpur@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:B869BCEF-680F-4386-8512-83ED2013484F@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anyone know how to recreate the "Documents" or "Music" default
    > folders under "User"? Mine were never created when I upgraded from XP to
    > Vista.
    >
    > thanks
    > -Sean



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  3. #3


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Missing "Documents" and "Music" folder.

    Right click in the User folder, click New > Folder, name the folder Music
    for example, open it. Click Organize Properties > Customize > click in the
    "Use this folder type as a template:" list box and choose Music Details.

    Follow the same steps for creating a Documents folder.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "Sean" <seanpur@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:B869BCEF-680F-4386-8512-83ED2013484F@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anyone know how to recreate the "Documents" or "Music" default
    > folders under "User"? Mine were never created when I upgraded from XP to
    > Vista.
    >
    > thanks
    > -Sean




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Keith Miller MVP Guest

    Re: Missing "Documents" and "Music" folder.

    In the 'Start Search' box on the Start Menu, type:

    shellersonal<Enter>

    That should open the folder that Vista thinks is your 'Documents' folder.
    If a folder opens, click once in the Breadcrumbs bar to view its actual path
    & name. Use the 'Restore Default button on the 'Location' tab in the
    folder's Properties dialog to move it back into your UserProfile folder. If
    you receive an error message, try logging off & back on & try
    'shellersonal' again -- sometimes the 2nd try recreates it. If not, post
    back -- there're other ways to get it back.

    For the 'Music' folder, try the same thing, only using 'shell:my music'
    instead.

    If you receive errors on the second trys of these commands, run the
    following commands from a command prompt window & post the output of each.
    (each command is one long line)

    reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    Shell Folders" /v personal

    reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
    Shell Folders" /v "my music"


    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

    "Sean" <seanpur@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:B869BCEF-680F-4386-8512-83ED2013484F@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anyone know how to recreate the "Documents" or "Music" default
    > folders under "User"? Mine were never created when I upgraded from XP to
    > Vista.
    >
    > thanks
    > -Sean



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