My Documents folder on pc is unavailable

January 7, 2011 at 09:53:06
Specs: Macintosh
The 'My Documents' folder on my boss's desktop pc is unavailable. It said it was on drive H and couldn't be opened. I then redirected the target to drive C but now the documents are nowhere to be found. I can't find any H drive on my computer and have been at this for hours. I am really not tech saavy but I need to find this folder and get it back. Please HELP!!!!

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January 7, 2011 at 11:35:42
Next time you would be better to post to the Mac forum (if that's what you are using) rather than XP.

I know little about Mac's but have you tried searching for the My Documents folder?
It might have got moved somehow.

We all live on a ball.

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January 7, 2011 at 12:37:21
Try searching for it on Spotlight if your OS is Mac.

P.S- I don't think there's a 'My Documents' folder in Mac, it's called 'Documents'

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January 7, 2011 at 12:48:43
Assuming you are, in fact, talking about a Windows machine, is it possible that the "My Documents" folder was moved to a removable drive? All my external drives (connected by USB) are given a drive letter by Windows, and it's possible to move "My Documents" to one of those drives.

Another possibility is that the "H:\" drive (if it was a single partition on a physical drive) may have died. I've had many IDE drives go south over the years, some of which are no longer seen by Windows.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it, Macs don't use drive letters like Windows does. I believe they use a similar convention to Linux/Unix. This is what leads me to believe you are referring to a Windows machine.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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January 7, 2011 at 13:10:35
Sci-Guy you are correct about the letter usage used to describe drives in Mac.

@LNG try finding it by typing 'My Documents' in the address bar or using
'Windows Explorer'.

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January 7, 2011 at 13:37:33
Could the H drive be a mapped network drive?

If so, perhaps you need to "remap" it. Tools, Map network drive.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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