My shortcut to My Documents isnt working



Robert
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Hello,

I am using Windows XP Home. Normally when I go into My Computer from the
Desktop I see two folders at the top (above the drive icons). These folder
are named Shared Documents and Robert's Documents. Normaly when I double
click Robert's Documents it takes me to My Documents for my profile. The
link was formerly C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents. Now for
some reason when I double click Robert's Documents it takes me to
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\My Documents. This folder is empyt
and of course is NOT my My Documents folder. I don't know how this got
changed. When I right click the folder and choose properties, I an not able
to modify the target location. Does anyone know how I can get this link
changed so Robert's Documents goes to the correct profile? TIA

Robert

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Hi Robert,

Fix the DocFolderPaths for your profile. Open Regedit.exe and navigate to
the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths

In the right-pane, double-click "Robert" and set it's value as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Robert" <rbutcher.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%bnne.1533092$Xk.140222@pd7tw3no...
> Hello,
>
> I am using Windows XP Home. Normally when I go into My Computer from the
> Desktop I see two folders at the top (above the drive icons). These folder
> are named Shared Documents and Robert's Documents. Normaly when I double
> click Robert's Documents it takes me to My Documents for my profile. The
> link was formerly C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents. Now for
> some reason when I double click Robert's Documents it takes me to
> C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\My Documents. This folder is empyt
> and of course is NOT my My Documents folder. I don't know how this got
> changed. When I right click the folder and choose properties, I an not
> able
> to modify the target location. Does anyone know how I can get this link
> changed so Robert's Documents goes to the correct profile? TIA
>
> Robert
>
>

Robert
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Thank you very much!

Robert

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:ei9YuhyZFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi Robert,
>
> Fix the DocFolderPaths for your profile. Open Regedit.exe and navigate to
> the following key:
>
>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFol
derPaths
>
> In the right-pane, double-click "Robert" and set it's value as follows:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Robert" <rbutcher.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%bnne.1533092$Xk.140222@pd7tw3no...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am using Windows XP Home. Normally when I go into My Computer from the
> > Desktop I see two folders at the top (above the drive icons). These
folder
> > are named Shared Documents and Robert's Documents. Normaly when I double
> > click Robert's Documents it takes me to My Documents for my profile. The
> > link was formerly C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents. Now for
> > some reason when I double click Robert's Documents it takes me to
> > C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\My Documents. This folder is
empyt
> > and of course is NOT my My Documents folder. I don't know how this got
> > changed. When I right click the folder and choose properties, I an not
> > able
> > to modify the target location. Does anyone know how I can get this link
> > changed so Robert's Documents goes to the correct profile? TIA
> >
> > Robert
> >
> >
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
You're welcome!

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Robert" <rbutcher.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thank you very much!
>
> Robert
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:ei9YuhyZFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Robert,
>>
>> Fix the DocFolderPaths for your profile. Open Regedit.exe and navigate to
>> the following key:
>>
>>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFol
> derPaths
>>
>> In the right-pane, double-click "Robert" and set it's value as follows:
>>
>> C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Robert" <rbutcher.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%bnne.1533092$Xk.140222@pd7tw3no...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I am using Windows XP Home. Normally when I go into My Computer from
>> > the
>> > Desktop I see two folders at the top (above the drive icons). These
> folder
>> > are named Shared Documents and Robert's Documents. Normaly when I
>> > double
>> > click Robert's Documents it takes me to My Documents for my profile.
>> > The
>> > link was formerly C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents. Now
>> > for
>> > some reason when I double click Robert's Documents it takes me to
>> > C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\My Documents. This folder is
> empyt
>> > and of course is NOT my My Documents folder. I don't know how this got
>> > changed. When I right click the folder and choose properties, I an not
>> > able
>> > to modify the target location. Does anyone know how I can get this link
>> > changed so Robert's Documents goes to the correct profile? TIA
>> >
>> > Robert
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>


My shortcut to My Documents isnt working