My personal folder missing from "My Computer"

Hello:

I know that a lot of others have had this issue and I have check and read the solution...unfortunately my
issue is a little different.

I opened the "Run" box and typed regedit and followed all the steps. Unfortunately, when I get to the
"DocFolderPaths" it's saying "value not set". I see three colums(I don't see any folders listed)

Name: ab(Default)
Type: REG_SZ
Data: (value not set)

When I click on the "default" thingy and the "Edit String" box opens the "Value
Name" box is grayed out or beiged out and I CAN'T type anything onto/into that box. The 'Value
Name' is doable but what would be the point if I can't type the other information???

I really would appreciate some help.

Thanks,

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  1. Quote:
    When I click on the "default" thingy and the "Edit String" box opens the "Value
    Name" box is grayed out or beiged out and I CAN'T type anything onto/into that box. The 'Value
    Name' is doable but what would be the point if I can't type the other information???

    "Thingy" and Regedit are a dangerous mix!

    Go back into regedit, and go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths

    right-click on the key, select New, String Value.

    Make the name of the new string value the absolute SAME as your user account name.

    Right-click the new key and select "Modify" ( NOT Modify binary data)

    Type in this: C׃\Documents and Settings\
    YOUR USER ACCOUNT NAME\My Documents

    The part in red is supplied by you (of course, but I had to say it).

    Click ok.

    Close regedit.

    See if it works now.
  2. Hello Tigsounds:

    Sorry for not getting back to you earlier.

    I am sometimes very impatient and when this issue came about I wanted answers tout de suite. Yes, I know that is unrealistic as I'm not the only person that has/had computer issues when I wrote this post. That being said I I found the answer to my problem by doing more research on the net and found the solution which I used and got my personal folder back where it belongs.

    Thank you for your assistance I will be sure to keep a copy of your answer just in case I have the same issue in the future. :)
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