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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Josxo, Feb 8, 2017.

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  1. Josxo

    Josxo Thread Starter

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    hi,
    I have a Sony vaio laptop and currently I am unable to see any of my word documents/pictures/programmes. I can only see them if I search for them under local disk C and access them under a folder called user, which then has a lock next to the folder. I am unable to save any word documents. What do I do?
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    I'm not understanding. You have your files stored directly in the C:\Users folder? If so, how did that happen?

    The default file structure in Windows 7 is for our files to be stored in folders Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos, which are in the folder C:\Users\<account name>. See my attachment.

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  3. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Type windows explorer in the search box and then press the Enter key.

    A window will appear that looks something like this.
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    Unless you intentionally stored it elsewhere, all of your documents and photos and other data should be stored in these folders.

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  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    By default the four folders I listed are in the four Libraries (each in the same named one) Frank showed. But maybe we should get an understanding of where (in what folders) those files are before discussing whether the folders are in a Library.
     
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