My Documents

  Robotic_Rob 13:26 02 Sep 2006
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When i go in my computer, my documents are missing. It shows my parents documents. It has only recently disappeared and its permanently gone.

Is this a setting thats changed? Or has something been deleted by accident?

Cheers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:31 02 Sep 2006

STEP 1:

START > RUN > REGEDIT >

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / Microsoft / Windows / Current Version / Explorer / DocFolderPaths

Once you click the DocFolderPaths folder you should see all the user's folders.

STEP 2:

Add a new string value

Value Name: your user name

Value Data: the path to your docs folder ( ex. C:\Documents and Settings\your docs folder )

Exit Registry editor and open my computer, your docs folder should now be visable.

  SANTOS7 13:35 02 Sep 2006

If you are happy to go into the registry
(backup before you start)
STEP 1:

START > RUN > REGEDIT >

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / Microsoft / Windows / Current Version / Explorer / DocFolderPaths

Once you click the DocFolderPaths folder you should see all the user's folders.

STEP 2:

Add a new string value

Value Name: your user name

Value Data: the path to your docs folder ( ex. C:\Documents and Settings\your docs folder )

Exit Registry editor and open my computer, your docs folder should now be visable.

  SANTOS7 13:35 02 Sep 2006

What Fruit Bat /\0/\ says then..

  Robotic_Rob 13:41 02 Sep 2006

That regedit didnt work. I did as you said and it says

c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\regedit.com
The NTVDM CPU has encounted an illegal instruction

  SANTOS7 14:03 02 Sep 2006

There is no reason why the reg fix should not work unless there is some sort of third party corruption going on, it maybe spyware related, all i can suggest is to do a full scan of your PC and try again.

the links below will point you towards some more than useful tools (all free) that may help..

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complete scans, reboot PC, login with admin rights and try the fix again..

  Altruist 14:11 02 Sep 2006

Perhaps one of your parents deleted yours by mistake?
Is it your computer?

  Robotic_Rob 14:30 02 Sep 2006

Yeah its my computer. And im the only admin, parents are on a limited account.

  Robotic_Rob 16:02 03 Sep 2006

It still hasn't worked. A little black window pops up for a few seconds and then it disappears.

  SANTOS7 16:10 03 Sep 2006

Try the registry fix again..

  SANTOS7 16:22 03 Sep 2006

if reg fix fails try

Right-Click on the Start button, select Properties.
On the Start Menu tab, click on the Customize button.
Under the Advanced tab, you will find a scrollbox with a number of entries.
Scroll down until you see My Documents and select "display as a link"

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