My Documents?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zapoqx, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Hi all,
    How do you get the My Documents to show up on the My Computer area??? I am using my laptop and I changed the default settings that the people made it as Owner to my new username that I intended to have.... and one thing I know is that even though I changed my username... the folder the old username Owner was assigned to never changed anything (including in the registry settings).
    Thanks
     
  2. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Right click tackbar, props, Start menu, Customize, Advanced

    I think thats what you wana do didnt read all of what you said :p

    Guess thats not you wana do, do you mean where your H/d, Cd's Drives show up etc

    If you mean by the Start Menu do what i said
     

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  3. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    I tried that but unless I'm missing something, it is not in there. It only shows up for the start menu. Here is the deal:
    When I bought this laptop at CompUSA, they did some installation and optimization. When I got the laptop, the login ID was Owner.
    As I wanted to change that, I found finally through the console userpasswords2 I could change it there.
    So I changed the login from owner to something else (say Zap) and gave it a password and a description (I know... not really necessary).
    After restarting my laptop the My Documents in the My Computer area where it used to show "Owner's Documents" was gone but I still had the shared Documents active.
     
  4. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Oh i anit got a clue about that, a n00b when it comes to anything other than simple things with XP :p

    Sure someone should know or why or something though
     
  5. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Did you simply change the user name or make anothe user?

    If you made another user, unless you change the account type to administrator, you wont have access to the information.

    If you deleted the account by accident, sad to say unless you created an emergency recovery disk, all the data you had is lost.

    to check:

    Click Start
    Click control Panel
    double click user accounts

    In this window you should see what accounts are on the machine. look to the far right and under group your account name should say administrator if it doesnt you wont have access to all the files on your computer.

    Try that, and if it doesnt work, post again, I will help you again as soon as I can.

    Mike A!
     
  6. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    zap wherein florida are you?
     
  7. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Don't worry, I have access to them. It allows me to go in Owner's folder because some how, anywhere else that My Document button is accessible, it goes to that user folder. Its just in the my computer it doesn't have My Documents anymore unlesss I'm in another folder where it shows on the side My Documents. Check it below on the image.

    Oh ya and Lancer... it doesn't really mattersince I'll be moving soon.
     

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  8. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Right-click "My Documents" on the start menu and select properties.

    Check that the target line is correct and if not then click on the "Restore Default" button. Could just click on "Restore Default" anyway as I have seen this clear up problems pertaining to My Documents folder before.
     
  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Damn you beat me to it...

    LOL!!

    Hey Zombie where you at that you posted at 215 AM??
     
  10. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    I wasn;t really interested per se, but if you where close i would have just gone round and helped you.
     
  11. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    lol well, if you really wanted to know, in PC (if you live close by it, you know where it is).

    Well, I tried what you all suggested and I had no luck still.
     
  12. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I dont get it you can see them but not access them? Is that what Im getting out of this?

    Also, you never did mention if the account you are trying to access them is an administrators account or not.

    Good luck,

    Mike A!
     
  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Ahhh, disreagrd my previous post, I reread your listing here and now it makes sense. So its not that you lost access to the files, but rather that the association for your "my documents" folder is gone, Ill have to do some digging,...

    Mike A!
     
  14. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    So Mike, did you ever find out the info? The only thing I can think of is to change everything associated to Owner to my new screen. But checking the registry... there is WAY too many owner locations and I don't want to mess around with registry.

    EDIT: Oh and I am of course the admin of the computer.