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    My Documents (XP)

    Hi all,

    One of my mates is having a problem with My Documents, for some reason when he goes to my documents the documents are not there, but if you go to C:|Documents and Setting etc he can see his documents there, I have done system restore before and that sorted out the problem but it is still happening I have also created a new computer profile still the same thing happens after a few weeks, I have done a virus scan with AVG 8.0 no threats/viruses were found.

    Does anyone know how to resolve this problem .

    Cheers

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    Re: My Documents (XP)

    What does the registry entry Personal in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerShell Folders point to (for your mate, obviously)?

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    Re: My Documents (XP)

    Hans

    All the settings including "Personal" point to another user, that has no documents under my documents, I have changed the registry settings to point to the correct user but for some reason still switches to the other user.

    Cheers

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    Re: My Documents (XP)

    Have you rebooted the machine since you made the change?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: My Documents (XP)

    nope, I will ask him to do that ASAP.

    Cheers Dave.

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    Re: My Documents (XP)

    Hello again,

    The machine was restarted but for some reason again the settings change to the other user.. What will happen If I delete the registry key for shell folders and restart the PC again? OR How can this be solved?

    Thanks

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    Re: My Documents (XP)

    I am just going to change the target folder on my documents to point to the correct folder. But it would be interesting to find out how to maker any folder a defualt folder for my documents if you click on default button.

    thanks all

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