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"My Pictures" and "My Music" folders are missing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chickenwings, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. chickenwings

    chickenwings Thread Starter

    Mar 13, 2003
    A friend's computer... total nightmare... she doesn't know much about computers, and it seems thoroughly messed up. Tried installing Windows Defender, and it couldn't find her "My Pictures" folder so it didn't install. So I looked under her My Documents folder. It's missing the My Pictures and My Music folders. Plus, the other folders that are there, such as My Videos, etc., their icons are not special, they look like ordinary folders.

    Her computer's "Shared Documents" section looks fine, with all the usual folders with special icons, etc.

    Any thoughts?

    Computer: HP Pavilion dv1000
    OS: XP2
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Try a system restore to an earlier date before the problem started.
  3. Tufenuf


    Jul 28, 2007
    chickenwings, For the wrong icons for My Pictures and My Music folders etc. Tweak UI has a Repair function to repair those icons. You'll find it under Repair and just use the drop-down arrow button to access the various folders, hilite them one at a time then click the Repair Now button. Download Tweak UI for Free at the link below. After you install it you'll find it in Start>Programs>Powertoys for Windows XP>Tweak UI.


  4. devil_himself


    Apr 7, 2007
    hello chickenwings

    are the My Pictures and etc etc Folders also missing form Start Menu

    Try This

    Start > Run > regsvr32 mydocs.dll

    Restart Your Computer and Check if they are back
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