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Solved: Duplicate "My Documents" Folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BamasLuLu, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. BamasLuLu

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    Hey ya'll !!! Happy Holidays!

    So, I'm having some work done on my computer via another thread or two, and since I've been so engrossed on looking at all the stuff on my computer, I noticed something that I really haven't paid any particular attention to until recently. When I click on Start>Explore I see that there are two folders called My Documents. They each have the same subfolders in them; i.e., My Pictures, and other documents that I have.

    Are these duplicates???!!!:eek: And if I delete one of the two, will it mess up anything? (Gee, I wish I could ask that better, but do ya'll understand what I'm trying to ask?)

    Peace & blessings,

    Hope
     
  2. devil_himself

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    How Many "User Accounts" Do You Have. Does Both The "My Document" Folder Are Inside The Same User Account Folder
     
  3. BamasLuLu

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    Just one user account -- thanks Devil (gee, that sounds weird)......and huh to this??-->Does Both The "My Document" Folder Are Inside The Same User Account Folder


    Did you mean to say, are both My Document folders inside the same user account folder? (Lordybe, not sure I understand what I'm asking that you asked ! LOLOLOLOL:D )
     
  4. devil_himself

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    Start > Run > Copy And Paste The Following And Click OK > A Notepad Will Pop up > Copy And Paste Everything Here

    Code:
    cmd /k Reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths" /s >logon.txt && logon.txt
     
  5. devil_himself

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    Whatever You Understand My English Is Weak .... :eek:
     
  6. BamasLuLu

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    Taaa Dah! I did it. Here it is !!

    ! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths
    Owner REG_SZ C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents
     
  7. BamasLuLu

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    Well. I don't know where you're from, but between your accent and my southern dialog (ask CookieGal) we'll trudge through this together ;):D

    I just appreciate your help so much !!!

    Hope
     
  8. devil_himself

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    Are You referring To The Duplicate Folder Inside "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\" OR One On The "Desktop" And The Other Inside "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\"

    The Real "My Documents" Folder Is "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents" .
    The One On The Desktop Is Just a Shortcut To The Current Users Document
     
  9. BamasLuLu

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    Nope, not the one on the desktop. There are two My Document folders when I right click on the Start button and click Explore.:)
     
  10. devil_himself

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    Right Click Start Menu And Click Explore ...

    One "My Documents" Is at the Top Below Desktop .. This is the One You See on The Desktop

    The 2nd "My Documents" Is A Little Down .... Under My Compter > System Drive > Documents And Settings > You Account Name .......

    No Duplicate ...
     
  11. BamasLuLu

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    OOOOOOhhh! You are smart beyond your years !!!! I'm so glad I asked this question though, because I was going to delete that "second" one I saw !!! Thank you thank you thank you. Now. How do we marked this one solved?:D
     
  12. devil_himself

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    Glad We Could Help

    You Can Use The "Thread Tools" At The Top To Mark The 'Thread' As "Solved"
     
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