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    Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    After completely moving the My Documents folder to another drive, and then after a few minutes moving it back to its original location, it seems that the folder has lost its special icon.

    Does anyone know how I can restore the My Documents icon back to the My Documents folder?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    See Configuration of the My Documents Folder.

    If I read the MSKB article correctly, you should be able to repair things without directly editing the registry. If you *do* edit the registry, be very careful!

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    What operating system?

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    XP Home.

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    Hans,

    Thanks for the reference.

    Alas, the article doesn't explain how to restore the icon.

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    The MSKB article contains a section on restoring the default location of My Documents. Does that revive the icon?

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    If you right_click > properties the folder from Explorer, you can choose your very own Icon!
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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    As per the instructions, I right-clicked My Documents (on the desktop), and then clicked Properties. I then clicked Restore Default.

    Yet the icon--not on the desktop but Cocuments and SettingsJonathan RickMy Documents--remains that of a normal yellow folder...

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    I have only the General and Sharing tabs...

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    Are you logged in as an Administrator?

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    I'm the only who uses my computer, so I should be...

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    Re: Moving My Documents Folder (2002 SP-2)

    Why are you so concerned with the icon? I moved "My Documents" to my D: drive using TweakUI. The icon for the folder is the normal yellow one and it doesn't have any impact on anything. I'm using XP Pro in calssic mode.

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