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    My Documents folder

    Somehow I "got rid" of my My Docs folder...

    How can/do I get it back?
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    Re: My Documents folder

    Can you be a bit more specific as to what you actually did. Can you still not see it after a reboot?
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    Re: My Documents folder

    Yeah Chuck--what'd you go and throw away your My Documents folder for--did you get mad at it?--and like Unk says, how'd you manage to do it? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> If you go look for it on the drive where your OS is--can you find it there?

    I have 4 ways to get it back:

    1) System Restore.

    2) Kelly has a Tweak--probably a regedit--could be a VB script but they usually work and don't have any downsides to using.

    Kelly's Tweaks: Line 55 on the left side--Left--Restore My Documents

    3 and 4) This will enable you to show it on the desktop--my aim with this regedit is to fetch it from wherever you scared it off to--then once on the desktop you can put it wherever you want and of course you can right click it and send it to any drive you want in XP. The regedit allows you to control whether or not it's displayed on your desktop. I would think Win 2K will allow the right click redirect that is convenient if you want to put My Documents on another drive to protect it--which is always a very good idea. If not, it's easy to target it to where you want.

    Try Right click on any open area of the Desktop
    Click [Properties], select the [Desktop] tab, then click [Customize Desktop] button
    Select the [General] tab
    In the [Desktop Icons] section place or remove the checkmark next to My Documents

    or you could do this from the Registry:


    Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerCLSID{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}ShellFolder
    Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
    Data Type: DWORD // Value Name: Attributes
    Setting for Value Data: [Default = 0xf0400174 / Hidden = 0xf0500174]
    Exit Registry and Reboot

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    Also take a look at this write up from Kelly (titled XP but applies to 2K as well) and the MSKB on Win 2k and the storage of the My Documents folder which may be of some help:

    My Documents Folder in Windows XP

    Configuration of the My Documents Folder

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    Re: My Documents folder

    Chuck--

    I forgot to mention this simple step, but I need some help from people with Win 2K here--because I don't have a machine to try with, but in XP you can rt. click Start>Properties>Start Menu Tab>Customize>Advanced Tab>Put a Radio Button in Display as a link/a menu/don't display this item.

    The other thing I thought about was other users. There is a separate my docs folder for each user in XP--I'm again not sure about this in Win 2K but it could go to the issue of where it went. The My Doc folder is moved to the "All Users" documents folder:

    root
    Documents and Settings
    Administrator
    Administrator Documents
    (various other directories)
    All Users
    Documents
    (various other directories)
    User1
    User1 Documents
    (various other directories)
    User2
    User2 Documents
    (various other directories)

    . . . and so on.

    You should be able to find your old documents in the All UsersDocuments folder. If not, it is possible though, if you just installed or upgrade installed that you could have lost it that way.

    Also you can search for a document by name, starting at "C" or whatever drive the OS in question is on if none of the above suggestions in the two posts does it.

    Good luck/hth,

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    Re: My Documents folder

    I did a manual search for the My Documents folder and found it here:

    Cocuments and SettingsSMBPMy Documents

    Is your folder there because even though it's not a standard shortcut, from there you could put it on your Desktop or wherever you want--you could drag it to your Start Menu if you needed to or right click drag it and copy it?

    or howabout:

    Rt click desktop>Display Properties dialogue box>Desktop Tab>Customize Desktop Button>One More Way to put My Documents or another System Icon on your desktop?

    SMBP

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    Re: My Documents folder

    unkamunka / SMBP:

    WhadidIdo? I dunno, I musta have just deleted the d--- thing I guess, because I looked around, and it was / is GONE...!

    It'll take me a minute to try the various fixes (SMBP)... I tried a couple, no help as yet... I thought I had (or had seen) a prog to turn desktop icons Off / On... but I can't come up with it (now that I need it...)...

    I let you know...

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    Re: My Documents folder

    One of those should locate them I would think. I should know how 2K is comported on the start right click path and the display properties box but I have to look it up. The thing I'd like to do and you can easily though is go into your C-Drive or Root, or whichever drive that OS is on and just do some quick clicks looking for the My Documents folder in Documents and Settings.

    As you know it's someone's law that some of the most consequentially untoward ...um "stuff"--(too many things open to click on "smiles" to get that symbol)--happen when you did absolutely nothing out of the ordinary--at least that's the way it usually happens to me. There are a number of threads that indicate some people lose site of My Documents after an install or upgrade (probably not going on here) but if that's really true why?

    SMBP

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    Re: My Documents folder

    You haven't done something simple, like click and drag it to another folder? SMBP's suggestion of searching for "My Documents" should find it if you have. I'm not sure just where the top of the tree is in Win2k so maybe someone can recommend a start point.

    HTH
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    Re: My Documents folder

    SMBP:

    I dunno whether I deleted or... but, in the Explorer's "Tools / Folder Options / View", is what I screwed up "Show My Documents..." so there you go...

    Sorry to all for the false alarm.

    Chuck
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