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Solved My Documents Folder and Windows Explorer are the same.

May 1, 2012 at 19:32:22
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Sempron 1.60GHZ/448MB Ram

windows explorer and my documents folder
are the same, contain nothing but my documents.

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#1
May 1, 2012 at 20:24:04

You should see two panes. One the left all the dir and drives and on the right all the files in a given directory.

How many panes do you see


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#2
May 1, 2012 at 20:32:17
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Assuming you MEANT to say Windows Explorer....

Assuming nothing's wrong, if you're not familiar with Windows Explorer, they look similar when you first open them, but they're NOT the same.

- when you first open it, My Documents lists BOTH it's sub-folders and the files only for the My Documents folder itself on the RIGHT side of the screen.

- when you first open it, Windows Explorer lists My Documents and the sub-folders of My Documents FIRST, on the LEFT side of the screen, the files only for the My Documents folder itself on the RIGHT side of the screen,

but it lists MORE than that - there is more below that on the LEFT side of the screen.

E.g. If you want to use Windows Explorer as an alternative to My Computer, scroll down the list you see when you open Windows Explorer on the LEFT side of the screen and open up the My Computer folder

Click on drive letter on the left to show it's sub-folders on the left, sub-folders and files in the root folder on the right.

Click on a sub-folder on the left to show it's files on the right.

Click on the drive lettter for a CD or DVD drive that has a disk in it ONCE on the left, to see it's sub-folders on the left, it's sub-folders and files in the root folder on the right.

(Clicking on the drive lettter for a CD or DVD drive that has a disk in it TWICE on the left will make a disk that has an autorun file in the root folder start up automatically the same way it does when you click on it in My Computer.)
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If you see the same thing for either - BOTH it's sub-folders and the files only for the My Documents folder itself on the RIGHT side of the screen, and there IS no more listed below that on the LEFT side of the screen when you click on Windows Explorer....

Start - All Programs - Accessories - click on Windows Explorer.

Does that work fine ?

If yes, RIGHT click on Windows Explorer there, choose Send to - Desktop (create shortcut) and use that shortcut on your desktop screen. Delete the old shortcut on the desktop screen if that applies.
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