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    Difference between My Document folders in Win-7

    Under the Documents folder there is a My Documents folder.
    Under the "user name" folder there is also a My Documents folder.
    It seems like sometimes I put a file in one of those My Document folders it is also copied to the other one but not the other way around.
    Which is the proper My Document folder to back up ? or should I ask Which is the proper folder to use so when I back up, I get all my files backed up.

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    I always use the one that is in my user profile.

    Sounds to me like you should back up both of them.

    When I set up a backup profile, I include all folders which have stuff in them that I want backed up. I don't worry about how things ought to be, but rather about how they actually are.

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    Are you referring to a Documents Folder or to the Documents Library. The My Documents Folder in the Documents Library is the same folder as My Documents in the User directory, not a separate folder. Libraries in windows 7 is just a collection of pointers to real folders.
    See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ures/libraries

    Jerry

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    Yes, it's confusing. If you click on the Start orb then on Documents in the right-hand pane then you would assume that you would go to just YOUR documents. Yes?

    Sorry but no... 'cos the default Documents library includes both YOUR documents and any documents stored in the All Users (AKA Public) documents folder (C:\Users\Public\Documents).

    (Thank you, Microsoft, for making the use of symbolic links so clear...)

    Try this...

    1. Click on the Start orb.

    2. Click on Documents in the right-hand pane.
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    3. By default, Documents (or rather, the Documents Library) includes 2 locations.
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    4. If you click on the 2 locations link (wait... you did notice that it was a link, didn't you) you will be shown the following:
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    Still, it could be worse... like Windows 8, right?

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    Still, it could be worse... like Windows 8, right?
    Actually, if you set it up right, Windows 8 is an improved version of Windows 7. Essentially the same GUI, improved security and faster response.
    But I digress.

    Jerry

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    Hi Jerry,

    I'm sure you're right about Windows 8... and probably 8.1... and possibly 8.2 (hmm, I'm not so sure about 8.2... I'm still beta testing).

    Roll on Windows 9, eh?

    PS - Stop digressing... it'll wear you out. ROFL
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2014-03-07 at 21:43.

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    I think this sums it all up, thanks.
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