Ahh that's an interesting idea to create a new user account.
I did find some registry values associated with these default folders, and I
*was* able to recreate the My Music folder with all of its associated
behavior (Start menu "Music" command links to this folder, you can redirect
to a new location, etc.) The only problem is that it doesn't have the fancy
"Music" icon. It just looks like a plain folder. Argh.
The registry keys are in these two locations:
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell
Also after you change the reg keys you may have to restart your machine, log
out/log in, and/or restart Explorer.
Given that I've had enough problems with the Vista upgrade, I think I'm
going to back up all my profile data and do a clean install.
"Michael" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I suspect that you could get things back with some registry changes but
>that is a lot of work.
> You could consider creating a new user account, hopefully that would have
> the organization that Vista expects. You could move the files after and
> then delete the original account. You might wait a bit to see if someone
> here comes up with registry or reset instructions. I can't think of more
> Good luck,
> "Sean" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> When I follow your instructions, a lot of search results appear, but they
>> don't look relevant. (For example: there's the "Documents" folder in the
>> Guest account, but not in my own account.)
>> Also, when I click on the Start button and click "Documents" or "Music",
>> nothing happens. And when I right click on them, I get an empty
>> properties dialog with only 1 tab ("General") with all of the fields
>> blank, rather than the expected 6 tabs with all the fields populated.
>> "Michael" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> click on the windows/start button
>>> in 'start search' box type Documents
>>> see where that goes
>>> "Sean" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> After upgrading from XP to Vista, I now don't have a "Documents" or a
>>>> "Music" folder. The folders simply do not exist in my "User" folder.
>>>> (This might be related to the fact that on XP, I had redirected these
>>>> locations to folders on an external hard drive.)
>>>> Anyone kno whow to re-create them?