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Accesing user folders in "Documents & Settings"

Q: Accesing user folders in "Documents & Settings"

Is there anyway I can access protected user folders on another hardrive without having to log on to that install of Win XP? I know the user names and passwords, but there's NO WAY (don't ask why) for me to log on, so I plugged it into another system as the slave.

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A: Accesing user folders in "Documents & Settings"

If you're logged into the PC as "Adminsitrator" you should be able to access everything.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accesing-user-folders-in-documents-settings.155975/
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So I have my entire hard drive backed up to an image file. I had to format and put a new hard drive in my machine. All is fine and dandy, but when I try to access my user's folder in "documents and settings" on the mounted "image" all I get is "access is denied" - anyone know how to fix this, or get around it?
 

A:Accessing a user's "documents and settings" when it's "protected"

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-a-users-documents-and-settings-when-its-protected.397781/
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I recently replaced my motherboard which because my new one is a different chipset than my old one, required me to repair my windows install. Rather than do that and possibly lose a bunch of stuff in My Documents folder and my extensive Favorites I opted to just do a new install on another partition. So far everything has worked fine but when I tried to get into my old Admin files in my "Documents & Settings" Folder it gave me a red x and said Access Denied.

Anyone know how I get around this and into this folder?
 

A:Help Accesing Old User Documents & Settings?

Google for "Take Ownership of Files". It's an easy fix.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-accesing-old-user-documents-settings.449685/
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Hi Gang,

I was researching why it took XP so much longer to do simple tasks that used to be done quickly, like opening files and getting online, when I discovered that I had TWO "Documents and Settings" Folders.

One is inside of the other.

This error probably happened during a reinstall of XP. I have XP sp2.

As you can see from below, the two folders are NOT identical:

I tried deleting the inner DS (documents and settings) folder. I was successful but after I did I couldn't get online. I restored the folder and tried to delete the outer DS folder. I couldn't do that, Windows wouldn't let me.

What do I do with the second DS folder without screwing up my computer? Can I delete certain files from it? Can I deleter it entirely and try to reestablish and internet connection?

What should I do?

Thanks,

HULK
 

A:I Have TWO (2) "Documents and Settings" folders in XP

Obviously, The outside one is the orignial DS, and you put the inner one in the wrongly position while you install XP on second time.
Solution, If it really slow your job, you can backup the files, format the disk, install a fresh copy of XP and restore your files.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-have-two-2-documents-and-settings-folders-in-xp.536818/
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I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/desktop-erased-cant-locate-my-documents-folder-and-start-menu-folders.1003509/
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Good day all I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop Also My Start Menu is empty I can t locate any of programs or documents a Right clicking and going to windows explorer I could only view quot My Computer quot quot Windows C and when I click on them they contain few irrelevant files In other words I can t find my personal saved documents quot my document quot folder recycle bin and all other programs My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet However I can open a microsoft office file PDF files if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive I can save files on my new blank desktop I presume this is a virus attack Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET Documents" folder erased. Locate and "My Menu" Can't folders "Start Desktop SOME OF Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY For example when i click the microsoft office folder it is empty HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE Thanking you in advance nbsp

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/desktop-erased-cant-locate-my-documents-folder-and-start-menu-folders.1003517/
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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/desktop-erased-cant-locate-my-documents-folder-and-start-menu-folders.1003510/
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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer and it appears to work properly However when I open the quot Documents and Settings quot folder on the slave drive E which is Windows XP Home Edition Slave Folder Settings" Solved: drive Denied" "Access and on "Documents -- not XP Pro I do not see any of my documents sub-folders etc There should be MANY sub-folders inside the quot My Documents quot folder which isn t even visible with hundreds of documents jpgs etc Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder within it When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer the User quot Larry Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder quot which is me has all Administrative privileges On the computer that I m running now with the slave drive in it I also have Administrator privileges I own both computers My User Name quot Larry quot is password-protected when I login to Windows when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer not this computer with XP Pro I ve tried clicking on all the users Administrator Default User Larry Guest etc Note I get an quot Access Denied quot error when clicking on the Guest quot Documents and Settings quot folder So the questions are Why can t I see any files or subdirectories in the quot Documents and Settings quot folder on the slave drive There s supposed to be a folder named quot My Documents quot but I can t find it Normally that path is quot C Documents and Settings My Documents quot --- Where is that folder It contains all the files I m looking for Do I have to put the drive back into the other computer and then change something before putting it into this computer or can I change something in this computer to access the folders I m really confused Old Fart Larry nbsp

A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-slave-drive-access-denied-on-documents-and-settings-folder.935997/
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I have tried logging on as the hidden Admin and I have checked my permissions but I still can't access this folder. I think there are some Firefox files in this folder and I need to see them.
Any help?
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Frank

A:"Access Denied" for "Documents and Settings"

welcome..try to use the elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/100080-access-denied-documents-settings.html
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A:Re: Trojan file: "C:\Documents and Settings\Allan\Local Settings\Temp\41.tmp"

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Download: ResetProtocolDefaults.reg
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/ResetProtocolDefaults.reg

Locate "ResetProtocolDefaults.reg"
Right-click and select: Merge (Ok the prompt)

Post your log again and this time post the entire log please.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/re-trojan-file-c-documents-and-settings-allan-local-settings-temp-41-tmp.733416/
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A:Should I Delete "Documents and Settings\Username/Local Settings\Temp"

I don't know who Kenny Hartwick is, but deleting temp files is NOT a problem. Just get his permission, willya.

:)

edit: if you click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup you'll run a nice little routine that lets you select those, among other, files to remove as well as a file compactor for rarely used files.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/should-i-delete-documents-and-settings-username-local-settings-temp-654035.html
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I think one of these folders may be a mistake.
Can they be combined without causing problems?
 

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
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So shouldn't those folders be going to the Documents folder? They already exist in that folder but are from before I transitioned to an SSD.

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A:Windows storing "Documents" folders in wrong place

It looks like you moved the Libraries pointer to Documents and not the actual Documents folder which is under

C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Documents

Properties should look something like this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/250181-windows-storing-documents-folders-wrong-place.html
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A:Files in "Documents" Library removed from folders

Hello and welcome to the Forum. Where did all this "clutter" come from. Are they files that you transferred from another PC?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/148931-files-documents-library-removed-folders.html
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A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?

Regards,
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-rename-documents-folder-to-original-name-shared-documents.288755/
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Can anybody give me the correct subfolder tree, including hidden folders, for the Documents and Settings folder.


Thanks in advance,
Joe

A:Correct Subfolder Tree for "Documents and Settings": Home Edition

C:\Documents and Settings\House>dir /A
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is F88F-9684

Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\House

23/12/2007 11:03 <DIR> .
23/12/2007 11:03 <DIR> ..
23/12/2007 11:03 <DIR> Application Data
03/12/2007 20:01 <DIR> Cookies
01/01/2008 10:55 <DIR> Desktop
09/12/2007 15:30 <DIR> Favorites
15/10/2007 22:55 <DIR> Local Settings
15/12/2007 17:51 <DIR> My Documents
15/10/2007 22:55 <DIR> NetHood
02/01/2008 22:56 1,572,864 NTUSER.DAT
08/01/2008 23:00 1,024 NTUSER.DAT.LOG
02/01/2008 22:56 178 ntuser.ini
15/10/2007 22:55 <DIR> PrintHood
01/01/2008 10:51 <DIR> Recent
10/11/2007 18:16 <DIR> SendTo
15/10/2007 22:55 <DIR> Start Menu
15/10/2007 21:01 <DIR> Templates
3 File(s) 1,574,066 bytes
14 Dir(s) 226,310,905,856 bytes free

C:\Documents and Settings\House>

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Any help would be great - i know its probably simple and ive just beat about the bush as usual.
 

A:Solved: Moving "Documents and Settings" folder to another location

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-moving-documents-and-settings-folder-to-another-location.692554/
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I am new to this, but please help!
 

A:Solved: How do I move all of my "documents and settings" to my new partion drive?

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Thanks

A:Why are there so many "user" folders in C:Documents and Settings?

Hello and welcome,

Each one of those folders represents a user on that system. The amount of folders varies due to how many users and what software is using the computer. Windows XP and Vista don't show these accounts in the user accounts section of the control panel without editing the registry. I would leave the accounts on the system for now.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/231222/why-are-there-so-many-user-folders-in-cdocuments-and-settings/
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I had a registry problem in that when I booted up my laptop it said a hive file for the SOFTWARE key was damaged I fixed this by going into recovery console and restoring the registry backup So now Windows starts again and everything is good All of my files are still in tact However my settings are all gone Even though Settings Folders User in and Documents my files are on the hard drive the appearance of everything is as if Windows has just been installed In Documents and Settings the reason is revealed My user folder in there was Jon Jon is still there and Windows says I m logged in as Jon but in the Documents and Settings folder there is a Jon JONSLAPTOP folder and I am assuming Windows loaded with the settings from THAT folder which I User Folders in Documents and Settings assume was created when recovery console fixed the registry hive file My question is is there a quick User Folders in Documents and Settings fix to getting my settings back Can I just copy everything from Jon into Jon JONSLAPTOP and then rename it Jon and delete the other Jon Or are there settings in this new Jon JONSLAPTOP folder that I need to make Windows bootup now Anyone nbsp

A:User Folders in Documents and Settings

Oh, and also, I've noticed, some programs give me a "this action is only valid for products that are currently installed" error message, and I think it's saying that because when said programs were installed, this 'Jon.JONSLAPTOP' folder didn't exist, and therefore that user didn't get privleges to use it. Which still doesn't make sense because XP says I'm still logged in as 'Jon', the same user from before, but using settings I assume from 'Jon.JONSLAPTOP' instead of 'Jon'.

If anyone can help me with this I'd appreciate it. If not I'm gonna format my hard drive tomorrow.
 

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A:Strange Problem- "C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP"

Your User Profile became corrupted and Windows logged you in with a Default Temp Profile. Go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a New User account with admin rights. Log out of the Temp profile you are in and log in as the new user. Go to C:\Documents and Settings and open up your old user profile Nisha folder. Copy the Desktop, Favorites, My Documents, and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new user profile name overwriting the empty folders.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/strange-problem-c-documents-and-settings-temp-605942.html
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A:Solved: Problem with "owner" in Documents and Settings

Hi, and welcome to TSG

Its never a good idea to rename accounts because a lot of the time there will usually be conflicting between the two user names. Try deleting the account than putting it back and see what happens.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-problem-with-owner-in-documents-and-settings.501863/
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don't, some of those are for application compatibility purposes or as in the case of libraries is considered a 'feature'.   Some older applications expect the "My Documents" in one location, other apps, use the newer location.  
MSFT is doing some "hard linking" and other kind of junctions to create all these expected locations available in the OS (in case you ever need to run an older app).
http://ipggi.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/windows-file-junctions-symbolic-links-and-hard-links/
You only have one true My Documents on your machine, so nothing to worry about.  You just have a few different 'file path's' so that applications which are hard-coded to look in the old place can still work on newer versions of windows.  Capisce
?
EDIT:  
Maybe this is a less confabulating reply.   The real folder is at C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents, but it is being redirected around to a few different locations on purpose.  The Libraries is one of those locations, also the "My
Documents" for xp compatibilty, etc.
Some of them are deeply ingrained into the GUI, like Libraries.  Some are marked system or hidden and the default settings hide them from most users, but this was a major complaint of Power Users since the Vista days, who like to show hidden
files.   The W7 profile simply has more under the hood than XP profiles.


Don't forget to mark your posts as answered so they drop off the unanswered post filter.

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Right click on MY DOCUMENTS/properties. You should see in there what folders are associated with the document folder.

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That's a tricky question...I'm fairly confident that the Administrator will be able to access all the files on the D drive, but I don't know how it would work with lower level users. I would think the best way would be to install Vista/Win7, create your user accounts, and then copy all the old user documents into the new user folder.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/xp-to-vista-using-existing-documents-and-settings-408240.html
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A:Any way to access "C:\Documents and Settings" directory?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

follow the instructions here

if you have xp home you need to boot to safemode

joan
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/any-way-to-access-c-documents-and-settings-directory.772714/
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You should first check that malware is not affecting your system.

Download this;

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1 - FileHippo.com

and run a FULL scan, after updating the database. If it finds anything post the log here.

This may help you to restore folders;

Public Folders - Restore

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A:accessing "documents and settings"folder

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName is what Windows XP previously called the User file. The User file in all versions of Windows since then are C:\Users\yourusername. Librariess are the place holders introduced in Windows 7 with short cuts to the directories (Pictures, Music Etc) in the User File. There are no directories or files that you can access or rename called Documents and Settings.
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A:"Documents and Settings" on h drive goes forever

Documents and Settings is not a real folder, but is designated as a system folder for protection.. It a "Junction" folder, and it is there to allow legacy programs tobe used in compatibility mode the Windows 8 folder structure.
T
You have apparently altered the security permissions, in order to access the folder. In fact, here are no files inside. It points to C:\Users\*your user name*\Appdata and C:\Users\*your user name*\My Documents. The files you are seeing, and deleting, are virtual here are no files inside. When you delete those files, your are, in reality, deleting the original and real files in the path I have stated. There is no way you can delete one, without the other. Documents and Settings takes up no space and, if you follow the defaults, and keep the System files hidden in the options, you cannot see the folder and it should not be any sorce of trouble to your.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/documents-and-settings-on-h-drive-goes-forever.1140819/
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A:Delete user that's in docs and settings but not in "user accounts".

Does the User Profile show up in System Properties?

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Hi cstout and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at the following Tutorial (and the related links within): Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location

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A:Weird Folders in "Documents"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by michaelsp9


In my documents folder i have my regular saved word documents, powerpoint docs etc etc. What really gets annoying is that there are sometimes folder completely irrelivant to the documents where all i want is MY saved documents. I can get rid of them by deleting them but they'll come back.

what should i do ?

> I'm on windows 7 Home Premium > 32-Bit


Hi,michael
Weird Folders....maybe a virus?
Lets check.
Please Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums and snip that Weird Folders and upload the screenshots here.
In meantime,lets ensure that your pc is clean,so....
Download,install,update and scan with http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE
Download,install,update and scan with http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
Full scan with ur antivirus!

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'Documents and Settings' does not exist in Vista, except as a hard link to the Users folder - if your tryng to open it in Explorer give up now before you do some damage

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/296382-access-documents-settings.html
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A:How to clean "documents and settings"

Hello GeneralGato

You can just select the folder's you want to delete, right click and click Delete. But make sure that these accounts are not in used anymore.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-clean-documents-and-settings-186608.html
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A:Can't access "Documents and Settings"

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/29447-cant-access-documents-settings.html
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hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

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If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane

A:Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Legume


hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane


You have a backup from before the problem started? a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?
ken

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A:Workstation hangs at "Applying User Settings"

please see this

https://community.spiceworks.com/top...10-logon-hangs

I have documented some workarounds but this is still an ongoing issue. Have you made any progress?

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A:Do Windows 7 user settings get "aliased" after an upgrade?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by OneTwoThree


I recently installed an SSD in my PC, and did a fresh install of Windows 7 in the process. I unplugged the HD with the existing install of Windows 7 during the installation process, and plugged it back in after.

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Is this what Windows does? If so, is there any way around it, so I can retrieve the application data that I'm after?


What are the exact steps that you're taking to access it from start to finish?

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here you see the subfolders for my user account. they are showing up here now...



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A:User Folders showing under "Computer"

found this

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thank you!

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A:Confused Between The Difference - "My Documents" & "Documents"-Win7?

It is the same path. The folder view shows My Documents, but the actual physical location is c:/Users/<Name>/Documents

As for the other location. Libraries is just a way of organizing different folders into one view window. any other location that you want to store documents in, you can right click on the folder and go to "Include in Library" and select Documents and when you will then see those files listed in the Library>Documents

so the folders in the library are:
My Docs
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Edit: also for clarification the Public Documents is the same way. This folder is for any documents you want anyone on your network (if you have a network set up) to see. It is named Public Documents but is located as C:\Users\Public\Documents

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1)
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2)
just bought a new Asus laptop and Windows-recover turned off on C: .

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A:Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition?

Hello Online,

If you wanted to move your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder to another location, then OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to easily do so. User Folders - Change Default Location
The Start Menu opens to the library location instead of the one in your C:\Users\(user-name) folder. If you would like to change that, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
Hope this helps,
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A:Lost "My Computer" and "My Documents" icons from desktop

Try a System Restore point.
 

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A:"AMD64" and "i386" folders on WinXP Media Center 32-bit edition

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A:infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open

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A:infected with "vbs", afte "Flash_Disinfector" all folders on hard drive don't open

Hello buct,

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

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A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/286724-local-area-connection-missing-change-adapter-settings-plz-hlp.html
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I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

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Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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A:Help! Double-clicking on folders prompts "search", not "open"

Hi

Open "My Documents", go into Tools>Folder Options and under General>Browse Folders choose Open each folder in the same window. Save that and then goto View>Explorer Bar> and click Folders.

See if its better now.

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A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-merging-and-quot-user-and-quot-and-and-quot-all-users-and-quot-start-menu-program-lists-493670.html
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A:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

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A:"My Documents" Folder opens on "boot up"

See if this helps.

Go HERE and read post #5

Regards Howard
 

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A:Can't rename "Documents" library to "Comics"

Hello FrozenInferno and welcome to Seven Forums.

Don't know if this will help or not because there seems to be a dependency between SP1 and default folder names. But it might be worth a try.

Uninstall SP1

How to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Make sure "Documents" is still named "Documents" and not "Comics" (default name/setting)

Reinstall SP1

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Try changing "Documents" to "Comics" after SP1 is installed.

And I would definitely make restore points and preferably a full system image just in case. Please post back and let us know if this helped or not.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/153382-cant-rename-documents-library-comics.html
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A:Solved: "Videos" is cloning "Documents"

Ok, nevermind. Fixed the issue. Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.

Set "My Video" to the correct location. I was looking at "Shell Folders" instead of "User Shell Folders" in regedit before.
 

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When i remove the harddrive and put it into my old computer i can see all the files.
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A:I cannot view the XP files "Desktop" "My documents"

Set the Win 7 PC to show ALL Files and Show Hidden and System files.

When that old hard drive is in the new computer Take Ownership of that folder. Set permissions to allow Full Control of that folder for your username.

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Start> Run> type: regsvr32 /i shell32.dll then hit OK.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/explorer-window-defaults-to-search-instead-of-folders.604751/
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A:"Shared Documents" got renamed to "Documents"

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Fix 197 right undo for "remove shared documents"

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/noshareddocumentsundo.reg

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A:Program install needs "My Documents", not "Documents"

Free Software to create/delete junction points in Vista
How to: mklink /d command to create symbolic link in Vista

Delete exisitng junction point for "My Documents", and create new symbolic link for "Documents"

WARNING!!!! I suggest if you do not know what you are doing, that you not do this!!!!

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A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Newbie,

See if running a sfc /scannow can find and fix bad system files that may be responsible for this.

Hope this helps,
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A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Jayrrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

Afterwards, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if that may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,
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A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
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A:Windows Explorer displays duplicate entries for "Shared Documents," "<username>'s Doc

Please, no one knows?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-explorer-displays-duplicate-entries-for-shared-documents-username-s-doc.389394/
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My notebook is set to the recommended screen resolution, under display settings that allows you to change the text size indepdenent of the screen resolution, I was expecting to see 3 radio buttons (as per the windows 7 tutorial) but I can see only "Small" and "medium". I haven't played around with different screen resolutions to see if it has any effect.

I wonder if it needs some driver update or related to my screen resolution or whatever? Thanks.

A:display settings only shows "Small" & "Medium"

I really don't know, but the Nvidia driver automatically makes some adjustments, depending on what it is installed on. I suspect that they feel no one would want the large text on a small display.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/51107-display-settings-only-shows-small-medium.html
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Word all messed up at the moment. Tool bars misssing and loads of other small annoying things.

How do I start from scratch with Word again ?
 

A:Getting "Default" or "factory" settings of Word back

Delete all occurances of normal.dot Make sure Word is closed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/getting-default-or-factory-settings-of-word-back.292846/
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It seems to keep rolling back to 802.11d after I click okay. If you need more information from me I would be happy to fill you in a bit more there.

Some basic specs:
- 32-bit Service Pack 2
- Acer
- AM5620-E1204A
- Intel Core 2

Any additional help to further assist would be appreciated!

A:Can't change advanced settings from "802.11d" to "wireless mode"

This appears to go along with your other post at http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...-mode-eee.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/370018-cant-change-advanced-settings-802-11d-wireless-mode.html
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update Just found out that most of ProgramData's cleared out too Yea can't really restore that stuff Didn't lose anything thanks to User" User" profiles? and Restore "All "Default my ocd filing system Sigh all nighter restoring my system here I come So now changing the focus please enlighten me as to how this happened Why did folders appear inside my quot oldwindows quot that had ties back to my active user account Why did deleting folders inside quot oldwindows quot specifically quot protected operating system files quot affect the active ones in C Users Why did some apps that I've installed only on this new image have files and folders inside the old Does Windows read everywhere for files and such Does putting old in folder names prevent this And how Restore "All User" and "Default User" profiles? do All Users Public and Default User work ------------------------------------------------------ Hi there I messed up really really bad Long long long story short I made the mistake of renaming my windows old file to oldwindows not to sure what I was thinking at the time Used quot take ownership quot to delete some Restore "All User" and "Default User" profiles? of the old files like the system folder and others quot Hide protected operating system files quot was unchecked when I was deleting things because of the above Windows ended up reading associating some files folders and services with the old user I think My permissions got screwed up Ended up with like or security permission profiles for some folders Not too Restore "All User" and "Default User" profiles? big of a deal didn't realize this at the time so I just used a couple of fixes here and there Today I went in and deleted more old stuff and I deleted the quot Default User quot and quot All User quot profiles inside the oldwindows folder among lots of other things that I just can't remember right now Didn't know they would be associated with my current user folder Now my C Users only has my current user and Public Kinda bad I just don't have the time to do a full re-install right now believe me I'm going to There's just a couple of things purchased programs with licensing windows update etc that I can't use right now because of those missing folders that I need So anyone know how to restore them And kindly describe their functionality too Thanks

A:Restore "All User" and "Default User" profiles?

Deleting stuff from windows.old folder doesn't affect the current win7 installation! Are you sure you changed permissions on windows.old only (or files within)? Only deleted stuff in windows.old?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/280155-restore-all-user-default-user-profiles.html