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Special folder "Documents" missing after Vista install.

  1. #1


    ceed Guest

    Special folder "Documents" missing after Vista install.

    Hi,

    I upgraded from XP Home to Vista Ultimate today. Everything works except
    for one thing: There's no "Documents" folder in my user account, and all
    the files that used to be in "My Documents" on XP are stored twice in two
    directories called C:\$WINDOWS.~Q and C:\$INPLACE.~TR. Initially I freaked
    out since all my documents seemed to be gone, but then I found them in
    these folders.

    How do I create the special "Documents" folder in Vista? I remember in XP I
    could use TweakXP to create special folders, but for Vista I have no clue,
    so help would be greatly appreciated.


    --
    //ceed

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  2. #2


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Special folder "Documents" missing after Vista install.

    If a Documents folder doesn't exist, type "shellersonal" (without
    quotation marks) in the Start Search box of the Start Menu, and press Enter
    on your keyboard. A new Documents folder will be created, with the
    appropriate (hidden, system) desktop.ini file inside it (which enables the
    special icon). The default location for the folder is C:\Users\(Your
    Name)\Documents.


    "ceed" <ceed.spameater@dysthe.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns995CBB2F3FC5Bceedspameater@130.133.1.4...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I upgraded from XP Home to Vista Ultimate today. Everything works except
    > for one thing: There's no "Documents" folder in my user account, and all
    > the files that used to be in "My Documents" on XP are stored twice in two
    > directories called C:\$WINDOWS.~Q and C:\$INPLACE.~TR. Initially I freaked
    > out since all my documents seemed to be gone, but then I found them in
    > these folders.
    >
    > How do I create the special "Documents" folder in Vista? I remember in XP
    > I
    > could use TweakXP to create special folders, but for Vista I have no clue,
    > so help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
    > --
    > //ceed



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Special folder "Documents" missing after Vista install.

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