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Access Windows 7 folders as done in XP

Posted on 2011-03-15
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I would like to customize Windows 7 professional for my users, so that they can access My Document and other folders, the same way that it is done in Windows XP. How can I do this?
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by:KCTS
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Not sure what you mean, if you mean chnage the folder structure then thats not possible
If you want to create a shortcut on the desktop then just right click on the desktop and enable the icon
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by:bobox00
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The folder structure in Windows 7 is different than that of XP. Is there a way to access the My Documents folder (for example) the same way, as is done in XP?
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You cany chnage the folder structure but you can create a shortcut to documents and put it on the desktop
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by:bobox00
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In Windows 7, if you click on Documents (in Windows Explorer), you get 2 sub-folders named "My Documents" and "Public Documents." Saving files to the documents folder and managing them, gets a bit complex sometimes.

The Pictures, Music and Videos folders are the same way. I would like to the able to access (or save files  to) these folders in Windows 7, the same way they are accessed in Windows XP.
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What you want to do is go to the actual documents folder instead of to the documents "library".  

It should be in:  c:\users\<username>\Documents  (this will display as c:\users\<username>\My Documents)

The actual folder structure hasn't changed a whole lot.  But they created the concept of libraries to better organize things and make them easier to find.  Once you get used to it it is easier to use.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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You are looking at the library Documents not the users documents where the shortcut is as shown above
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John Griffith earned 167 total points
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Remove the "Public" folders from the libraries.

Expand each of the 4, RIGHT-click on "Public", "Remove location from Library"

Regards. . .

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by:John Griffith
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For a listing of XP, Vista, Windows 7 user profile folder names, please see "Where do I find common folders in Windows 7?"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Where-are-my-files-and-folders-after-upgrading-from-Windows-XP-or-Windows-Vista#

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