My Documents Folder

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How can you delete the "My Documents" folder. This folder
is very annoying since everything seems to go into it. I
have tried to delete it but can't. I have a "My
Documents" folder in the "C" drive that I set up and like -
just need to get rid of the windows generated one.

Can you delete the "Documents and Settings" folder that
windows create?

Is there a way around them?

Thank you very much
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Q. "Can you delete the "Documents and Settings" folder
    and the "My Documents" folder.

    A. No, both are system folders and cannot be deleted.

    You can remove the "My Documents" icon from the Desktop
    by right-clicking on the Desktop and selecting:
    Properties > Desktop 'tab" > Customize Desktop and unchecking
    the "My Documents" check box.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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    "Larry" wrote:

    | How can you delete the "My Documents" folder. This folder
    | is very annoying since everything seems to go into it. I
    | have tried to delete it but can't. I have a "My
    | Documents" folder in the "C" drive that I set up and like -
    | just need to get rid of the windows generated one.
    |
    | Can you delete the "Documents and Settings" folder that
    | windows create?
    |
    | Is there a way around them?
    |
    | Thank you very much
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 09:14:50 -0700, Larry wrote:

    > How can you delete the "My Documents" folder. This folder
    > is very annoying since everything seems to go into it. I
    > have tried to delete it but can't. I have a "My
    > Documents" folder in the "C" drive that I set up and like -
    > just need to get rid of the windows generated one.

    You can redirect the system My Documents to the folder you've created.
    Right click on a My Documents icon and select Property. You'll see a Move
    button on these pages. May be the best of both worlds: creating/using a
    folder in a location that you prefer and conveniently having various save
    dialogs using it as well.

    After redirecting, the system created My Documents folder will remain under
    Documents and Settings\<your account> but it will be empty.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Instead of letting "everything" go into it. Set up several folders under the
    My Documents Folder.

    1. One for your word processing documents, named Word. MS Word can be set to
    proceed to that folder when you choose Open from the File menu.

    2. One for programs that you download, named My Download Programs.

    3. One for each major category of documents, i.e., Excel, Publisher,
    Photoshop, etc. This certainly makes it easier to find.

    "Sharon F" wrote:

    > On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 09:14:50 -0700, Larry wrote:
    >
    > > How can you delete the "My Documents" folder. This folder
    > > is very annoying since everything seems to go into it. I
    > > have tried to delete it but can't. I have a "My
    > > Documents" folder in the "C" drive that I set up and like -
    > > just need to get rid of the windows generated one.
    >
    > You can redirect the system My Documents to the folder you've created.
    > Right click on a My Documents icon and select Property. You'll see a Move
    > button on these pages. May be the best of both worlds: creating/using a
    > folder in a location that you prefer and conveniently having various save
    > dialogs using it as well.
    >
    > After redirecting, the system created My Documents folder will remain under
    > Documents and Settings\<your account> but it will be empty.
    >
    > --
    > Sharon F
    > MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
    >
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