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Redirect the "my documents folder" which is now my username
All,

I know before it was very easy to change the targeting of the "my documents"
shortcut on the desktop. Now, there doesn't seem to be a right click option.

When I open the folder it takes me to what I can only call my user root. I
want to redirect it to "documents". Any suggestions or ideas?
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Old 02-28-2007
Jan Ilacqua [MVP]
 

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Re: Redirect the "my documents folder" which is now my username
Hi Johnathon :-)

Folders in Vista that are named with "My", such as "My Documents" (like in
XP), are not actually real folders. If you look closely you will see they
are somewhat transparent and have a shortcut arrow on them. They are
called "junctions" and they are only there to redirect folders/files from
where they were located in XP to the new folders set up
in Vista. That is why they will not have the same Properties as they do in
XP when you right click on them. The default storage for files in Vista is
the User folder, that is why you are being redirected to that folder from
the My Documents folder.

Hope this helps.

Jan
MS MVP - Windows IE





> All,
>
> I know before it was very easy to change the targeting of the "my
> documents"
> shortcut on the desktop. Now, there doesn't seem to be a right click
> option.
>
> When I open the folder it takes me to what I can only call my user root.
> I
> want to redirect it to "documents". Any suggestions or ideas?




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Old 02-28-2007
Kerry Brown
 

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Re: Redirect the "my documents folder" which is now my username
Right click on "Documents". Click on the Location tab. Browse to the folder
where you want them stored and click on Move.

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> All,
>
> I know before it was very easy to change the targeting of the "my
> documents"
> shortcut on the desktop. Now, there doesn't seem to be a right click
> option.
>
> When I open the folder it takes me to what I can only call my user root.
> I
> want to redirect it to "documents". Any suggestions or ideas?


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