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Want to undo changing the deafult location of 'My Documents'

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by morland, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. morland

    morland Thread Starter

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    Hi. Using XP Pro SP3.

    by mistake i right clicked on My Documents and in the resulting dialog box i changed the location to C:\. What is was really trying to do is that when I start explorer, It should open with 'My Documents' in the top and then the rest of the drives etc.

    What I have actually ended up with is that when I open windows explorer, it starts with 'My Documents' as if it is the root of drive C:\ and then all the other folders of C:\ drive are shown as sub-folders of 'My Documents'.

    Tried undoing it by repeating the original step and then selected restore default but no change. Can someone please help
     
  2. Tufenuf

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    morland, Click Start>Programs>Accessories then right click the Windows Explorer icon, choose Properties and under the Shortcut tab in the Target line type or copy & paste

    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe


    Click Apply/OK

    If that doesn't work try a System Restore to the closest date prior to when you made the change.

    The link below has other settings instrucrions as well.

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/start_explorer_in_c_drive.htm


    Tufenuf
     
  3. morland

    morland Thread Starter

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    Thanks Tufenuf. Have tried a combination of things (your tip and one's on the url) but it's not working. Wish I had a recent restore point. Have done a lot of time consuming installations since the last available restore point.. there's got to be a solution to bring things back they were :(
     
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