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Library contents in the "Documents Icon" show all files in an included folder instead of just fhe included folder.

Hi,

If I add "My Documents" to the library, the "Documents" folder appears exactly as shown in "My Documents in one pc.  However, the other pc shows over a thousand files in the library "My Documents.  Using Windows 7 on bothe pcs.  Both were complete installations of Win7.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
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NikCommented:
'My Documents' folder of currently logged on user is actually included by default in the 'documents' library, so you don't need to add it manually.

Also, by default 'document' library contains C:\Users\Public folder which might contain those files.

Can you please make a screenshot of 'documents' library and check the size of files in library?
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jstaron7Author Commented:
Hi nimatejic,

I removed c:/Users/"My Documents" from the library.  When I try to add any folder back to "Documents", I get a ton of odd files added.

Also removed c:/Users/Public folder.

Thanks,
Joe


Documents-library.png
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NikCommented:
High again,
right click on the 'size' field and select 'folder path' view.
Check to see where those files really reside.
Once you see the path, navigate with windows explorer and check if those files are there.

Those file are really old. You said you did clean installations, so it is weird, I could understand if this happened from an upgrade.

Anyway, try to select CTRL+A all of those files and copy it somewhere else.
Delete all of those files now from the Documents Library, I really doubt that you'll have any issues because of that.
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jstaron7Author Commented:
nimatejic

A bit lost here. "right click on the 'size' field and select 'folder path' view."  Rignt click on what?  

Also I went to the original "c:/Users/"My Documents"  and did an "Include in LIbrary" , which put those files in the library with a 100,00 misc. files.  Not sure why the age of files would appear "wierd".  Please advise,

Thanks,
Joe


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jstaron7Author Commented:
Hi,

I am convinced that my Win 7 OS is messed up, since I do the same procedure on my other pc and it works fine.

Thanks,
Joe
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NikCommented:
Check your second image, find the part where it says 'size',. There you can add additional view to see a folder path. What have you installed after windows? Maybe some third party app caused this, but I'm not sure. I doubt you got this with fresh installation of Windows.

As I said, you can back them up just in case and delete those files from library, or you can do a fresh installation of Windows.
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jstaron7Author Commented:
nimatejic,

Instead of showing -
Libraries
  Documents
  My Documents

It shows -
Libraries
  Documents [with thousands of gif, etc files]
  My Documents (C:)

My Documents (C:) is very strange, but I cannot find any reason for it.

No third party software installed other than normal Office etc.

Thanks,
Joe
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NikCommented:
This is definitely interesting. You can also send a mail to Microsoft and see what they will say to this.
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jstaron7Author Commented:
Thanks,

Joe
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