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What is the difference between Windows 7 Documents and My Documents?

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I program with VBA and MS Word. I recently switched from XP to Windows 7.
The latter uses "Documents" where XP used "My Documents" It appears, however, that I have a "My Documents" folder under "Documents." I tried to use Windows Explorer to move a directory currently under "My Documents" so it would be under "Documents" but Windows 7 objected, saying my source and destination were the same.

Under XP, my programs would create a new directory under My Documents. If a user of my programs is running Windows 7, should I make the program create the folder under "Documents"?

Any guidance or explanation of the problem is most welcome. Perhaps this is a non-problem. Perhaps the two folders are really the same folder. I suspect not, since I have "My Documents" as a folder beneath "Documents."

           John Robin
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