stop displaying "Public Documents" for Documents folder?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by David Deley, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. David Deley

    David Deley Guest

    I don't care for the way Vista Windows Explorer sometimes displays
    "Public Documents", and other times it's just "Documents" (possibly over
    a network). I never know if I should look in the D's or the P's for the
    folder. I have to look both places. Is there a way to stop this
    inconsistency and just always display what the folder actually is?
    David Deley, Aug 18, 2008
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    PaulB Guest

    I'm not sure what you are saying as there are two folders. One is "Documents"
    that is your user place to store and "Public Documents" that is part of the
    Public folder where sharing files, etc. is possible if desired.
    PaulB, Aug 19, 2008
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    shwanman Guest

    I have the same problem. I know exactly what you mean. I've searched
    and searched the web and can't find a solution. If anyone knows how to
    prevent all of my former "Documents" links from now taking me to "Pubic
    Documents" I would greatly appreciate it. It's like I woke up one
    morning (in reality I'm sure I changed something but I'm not sure what)
    and all of my links to Documents (start menu, desktop links) etc. have
    been hijacked. Arggg.

    I can't even create a new shortcut to documents on my desktop. I create
    a new shortcut and enter C:\Users\Shawn\Documents as the location to
    link to and as soon as I save it it changes the location to

    Can anyone help? Dave, have you figured it out?

    shwanman, Oct 9, 2008
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