Please! God! How to keep My Documents subfolders from respawning. Please Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rtravers, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. rtravers

    rtravers OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I'm using XP and I'm desperate. The subfolders under My Documents, how do I keep them from respawning. It seems as though almost every time I install a new app it creates a new one! I've tried everything I can think of with no results. Other than frustrating ones.

    Is there a way to delete the f@#ckers once and for all! Please e-mail me! rtravers@resitek.com

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. This is a first time post to this service. If I sound twitchy or uncooth, I apologize.
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    What folders keep respawning?
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Welcome to the forums! :)

    And please be more specific, is it "My Pictures" and so on you mean?
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    My Pictures, My eBooks.

    I just know when I am beaten :)
    There are tools to change these paths and you could get them changed to the %USERROOT/MY Documents folder or something similar.
    Does TweakUI do that?
     
  5. rtravers

    rtravers OSNN One Post Wonder

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    The folder that keep respawning are as follows:

    Adobe
    Corel User Files
    My DVDs
    My eBooks
    My Music
    My Pictures
    My PSP8 Files (?)
    My Videos
    NeroVision
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Some of those are being created by your applicaiton program installs. Selecting advanced install instead of standard may let you keep some of them from re-appearing.
    Adobe
    Corel User Files
    My PSP8 Files (?)
    NeroVision

    Some are part of windows. The windows ones can all be changed to dump your stuff into the My-Documents root like Punk said. I'll go look for a utility to change these with.
    My eBooks
    My Music
    My Pictures

    Not sure on these:
    My DVDs
    My Videos
     
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