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My Documents folder missing in My Computer
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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/23/2005
 
This is a strange bug in Windows XP Pro but it can and does happen to everyone.

My Documents folder missing in My Computer

When you open the My Computer screen and your Documents folder is missing but all the other users folders are there try this tweak.

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.

I hope this helps those of you stranded with this problem!