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    My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    New Computer.

    WHen I start Windows Explorer I cannot see My Documents immediately under Desktop, although I can see My Computer and I can find the folder as c:documents and settings%user%My Documents

    How to I tweak to computer to show My Documents under Desltop, please?

    Grant

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    Re: My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    How are you starting Windows Explorer, using the "Winkey+e" or a icon?

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

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    Re: My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    I have used both methods to start Explorer. Under Desktop I see My Coimpouter but no My Documents

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    Re: My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    Does it display further down the column ?? I was just working with my daughter's laptop and noticed that the My Documents folder was under the My Computer folder, which was expanded to show the C: Drive and the D: Drive (CD/DVD) along with Control Panel, her personal documents folder and the Shared Documents folder. Can you post a screenshot of how your view appears ??
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    Re: My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    When I open Explorer I see:
    DESKTOP
    - MY COMPUTER
    - MY NETWORK PLACES
    - RECYCLE BIN
    - FOLDERS in the desktop

    Nothing else.
    I do know that there is a way to get it to display MU DOCUMENTS, tried Tweakui, but haven't found the right settings. Can't find the right advice on the MS support sites.

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    Re: My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    Try this:
    - Select Start | Run...
    - Type regedit and press Enter or click OK.
    - Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerDocFolderPaths.
    - There should be an entry in the right hand pane with your Windows username, and the contents of this entry should be the complete path to your My Documents folder.
    - If there is no such entry, create a new string value with the same name as your Windows username, and set its value to the complete path of your My Documents folder.
    - If there is such an entry, but it contains the wrong path, correct it.

    For example, if your username is Moses, there should be an entry named Moses in the right hand pane of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionExplorerDocFolderPaths, with value Cocuments and SettingsMosesMy Documents

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    Re: My DOcuments (Windows XP SP2)

    Or you can download and install TweakUI for Windows XP

    You can choose the folder of your choice to be your Documents folder: open TweakUI, on the left pane select My Computer > Special Folders, then on the right pane select My Documents from drop-down list and click Change Location button.
    You can also repair My Music, My Pictures and My Video folders: on the left pane select Repair (the last at the end), then on the right pane select the folder from drop-down list.

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