Duplication of My Documents

Hewlett-packard Pavilion a1130n desktop
September 28, 2009 at 15:50:05
Specs: Windows XP Professional, V 2003, SP 3
I have (2) 'my document' folders. One shows as a separate folder with my 'administrator name' when I open 'My Computer' on my desktop. The other is under C:\documents and settings/HP Administrator/My Docments. When you pull 'My Docments' the second way, that is where I find the duplicated folder. (Actually it shows up either way. - Double clicking on my documents on the desktop,or using the long way through c:/) If I delete or add to one of the files the duplicated file changes as well. I cannot remove one without the other being removed. Is this usual? Using Windows Professional, version 2002 (not 2003), SP 3. Have latest up-dates from Micosoft. This is a home computer, not on any network. Any ideas? Please keep it simple as I am not technical. Thanks - Pat


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#1
September 28, 2009 at 19:36:13
The 'My Documents' on your desktop is not a folder at all, it's a shortcut to a folder. Right click on it, then click properties for more info.....

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#2
September 29, 2009 at 07:27:34
Is this question for Windows Millenium aka ME or XP ??

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#3
September 29, 2009 at 10:15:40
This question is for Windows XP Professional. I can right-click on the folder and properties, but what does that tell me? I still can't delete anything within the duplicated folder because if I do, it delete's everything from My Documents. They both have the same folders within them.

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#4
September 29, 2009 at 12:00:59
"I still can't delete anything within the duplicated folder because if I do, it delete's everything from My Documents"

As already said, they are the same. One is just a shortcut to the actual folder.

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#5
September 29, 2009 at 12:26:59
...but this is the Millenium Edition Forum, confused why you feel that XP is relevent !!!!

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#6
September 29, 2009 at 15:32:01
"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"


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