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windows 7 Libraries

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by etaf, Feb 12, 2015.

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  1. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    looking at a Windows 7 PC today and they had mucked up the library structure.

    The had a folder on the PC called
    mypictures_latest
    Documents 2

    so I made a copy of the content of these folders - just to be safe - and put them in a folder called
    Wayne > pictures
    Wayne > Documents 2

    then i looked at libraries and removed some of the public folders - as they did not want those

    then i recreated
    my documents
    my pictures

    BUT the PC would not allow these to be created in the USER folder
    as they all ready existed

    The library - then had
    My Documents
    My Pictures
    BUT properties shows those as being in

    USER>Wayne>Documents 2 > documents

    and all the files recreated themselves in the documents folder

    not sure how that all happened - as i say it was in a mess to start and i seem to have made it worse

    would like in libaries just to have

    Documents
    Pictures
    Music
    Videos
    And just have them all under the user name folder ?
    as
    My Documents
    My Pictures
    My Music
    My Videos

    but i cannot create those folders as i'm told they exist - but i cannot see them
    i have set show hidden folders

    any ideas please
     
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  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick reply
    yes, I think she mucked it all up and trying to sort it out - i made matters worse ( wellnot worse ) the libraies are how she wants now
    Just she uses a cloud system and that has
    c:\user\wayne\documents 2\documents
    as the path
    and being a bit OCD - she cannot live with that and wants it so
    c:\user\documents

    where are the real folders kept
    I see under
    user\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\libraries
    have the files in

    so not sure whats real

    If i reset the libraries on W7
    any chance the data will disappear ??

    i suspect i will have to put all the data onto an external drive and be sure its real
    and then reset everything and copy back
    but that a lot of work

    any other ideas....
    or ways to look into the system and re-order

    dont really have a PC i can just fiddle on - which is a shame - as if i played a little that would help

    working my way through a few sites and videos
    thanks for the link
    trying this one too
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee449413(v=ws.10).aspx
     
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  5. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    thats making sense slowly

    so where does the USER\MY DOCUMENTS live

    in the Libaray its a shortcut to
    User\my documents
    so i assume thats the real location
    BUT - i dont see a my documents under user
    and I was not allowed to create one
    :(

    getting closer to understanding this - thanks for taking the time
     
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    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the link, going through that

    If i restore the default libraries in W7
    then would
    Documents > My Documents be reset to a default location
    which i assume is
    ....\user\my documents
    AND be an empty folder

    then i can goto
    .....\user\wayne\documents 2\documents
    and copy all the files to
    ....\user\documents

    then in libraries
    if i click on
    Documents
    should see
    My Documents
    and the properties of the folder should point to
    ....\user\documents
    and have all the folders&files in

    so back to clean
    setup

    and i can do the same to
    my pictures
    which at the moment is
    .....\user\wayne\pictures\mypictures\my picture - latest

    dont ask !!!!!!!!!

    if you are on a test rig , would be cool to prove if that works

    if i click on the library - my documents
    and properties
    it shows up as location
    ....\user\wayne\documents 2\documents

    hope that makes a little sense !!!!
     
  8. TonyB25

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    Put Documents and Pictures where you want. Set Windows to those locations. Add those folders to the Libraries. And you're back in business.
     
  9. valis

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    What he said, although dipped if I know how he joined this site some 25 years before its genesis. :)
     
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    Everything is only a static link to C:\Users\XXXXXX\Documents\xxxxxxxx
    This is where the real files are.
     
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    That's a good question.
     
  12. valis

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    if I recall correctly, it's a db issue that is either unsolvable or rather difficult to implement. I'm not a db kinda guy, as you can't kick them when they go south, but that's my understanding.
     
  13. etaf

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    thanks TonyB25 you must have been using a PDP11 in 1970 - I used to fix those
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-11

    thanks billmcct thats good to know

    Valis i had forgotten i had a w7 laptop which is a poor spec , has a faulty DVD and so i rescued it from a poor home
    I'll see if i can reproduce on that tomorrow
    bound to raise a few more questions for this thread though :) :)

    thanks all
     
  14. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    so i cannot reproduce it :(

    On the PC

    we have
    libraries>
    >My Documents

    that is a view to

    .....Sara\My Documents
    which if I click on properties - says its
    .....Sara\wayne\documents 2\documents
    and all the files are there

    so we appear to have two views set up

    in .....sara\documents - are all the old document files and they dont change ,

    if i update a file - in libraries > my documents
    OR
    Sara\my documents - they are changed and seen from both views
    BUT in the background

    ...sara\wayne\documents 2\documents
    are also changed

    confused
     
  15. valis

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    are you trying to set up two libraries for two users on the same rig? I'm also getting confused; what is the final goal?
     
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