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Help-problems with DOCUMENT FOLDERS

A
#1
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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M

Malke

#2
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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B
#3
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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A
#4
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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