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Solved: My Documents is after My Computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by okrick, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. okrick

    okrick Thread Starter

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    In Windows Explorer the My Documents folder used to be above the My Computer folder--now it's below. What caused this and how do I get it back?


    Windows XP SP3
     
  2. nessyguin

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    System Restore , maybe .... but why ? Possibly SP3 caused the change . Where in explorer has it changed ? On the desktop or in the tasks panel ?
     
  3. okrick

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    I'm confused by your question. It occurred in Windows Explorer--the program that comes up when the Windows-E keys are pressed or when you right click on the Windows Start button and select Explore.

    I attached a screen print to clarify what I mean. Oddly on my desktop the My Computer folder is called Owner on Dell 3000--the laptop calls it My Computer.

    You're probably correct--I think this happened around the time SP3 was installed on both.

    I also got an empty folder called Mobile Device around the same time. I have no idea what it relates to.
     
  4. TheOutcaste

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    Start Regedit (Start | Run enter Regedit press enter)
    Navigate to:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

    Change the value of SortOrderIndex from 84 (0x00000054) to 72 (0x00000048)

    If you have TweakUI installed you can use it to change this value, it's under Desktop | First Icon

    I have no idea why it would have changed.

    If it's already set to 72, then something else is changing the order. In that case a System Restore to before this happened as nessyguin has suggested would probably be the best bet.

    HTH

    Jerry
     
  5. okrick

    okrick Thread Starter

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    Jerry,

    Thank You, Tweakui fixed the issue for me.

    Rick
     
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