|"I can right-click on the folder and properties, but what does that tell me?"|
Yes, what does it tell you?? Target tab? Target folder location??
The icon on your desktop is NOT a folder...it's shortcut to a folder. The location of the folder can be found by doing what I told you - right click, click properties, then look at the target location. It will be "C:\documents and settings/HP Administrator/My Docments"