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  1. #1
    hawke's Avatar
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    Folders Window7


    Hello,

    Sequence of events:
    (1) Ran Treesize scan.
    (2 )Inadvertently moved Documents into a folder called Printhood (no idea what this is!!)
    (3) Closed Treesize.
    (4) Clicked on Start/Documents and window showed folder as empty (thought I had lost all Docs.)
    (5) After a bit of messing about (can't recall what I did) - result was Click on Start/Documents and I see the window as shown in attachment, with path arrowed.

    There doesn't appear to be problem - all files are accessible.
    Could there be a problem leaving Docs in the Printhood folder?
    Is there any way of getting things back to as they shoud be?
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    Hello Hawke,

    It would be best to restore the default location of your My Documents folder since it uses a symbolic link that would have been broken when moved like that.

    If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to make sure the Documents folder is full moved back to it's default location.

    User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Brink,

    Thanks for that.

    My apologies, but could you please spell out exactly what to do.
    I tried, but whatever I did, didn't make any difference. (option 2). I then reversed what I did and am back where I was at time of post.

    As you know the current path reads:

    C:\Users\Roger\Printhood\\Documents\My Documents
    Last edited by hawke; 04 Mar 2015 at 13:38.
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    Windows 7

    Brink,

    After a bit of messing about I carried out the following:.

    I created a folder My Documents and located it in C:\Users\Username.
    I copied and pasted all the folders and files into My Documents.
    I right clicked the folder and renamed it Documents and applied the Option 2 from your Tutorial link.
    All seems to be OK.

    Filepath now reads C:\Users\Username

    I removed any unwanted folder locations from the library.

    All that remains is the Printhood folder which includes a Documents folder and a My Documents folder.

    OK to delete these two and just leave Printhood empty???

    (BTW what is Printhood???)

    I'll monitor the situation for a couple of days and report back.

    Thanks
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    Explanation of Printhood folder for Vista but it probably also applies to 7
    "Printhood" Stores the path to the folder containing shortcuts to printers that you have added to the computer.
    These folders are what are known as a junction. Junctions work like shortcuts, but in Vista's case look like regular folders with an arrow. The purpose of a junction is to redirect programs that access them to their Windows Vista equivalent. Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them, and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.
    Source: What is the purpose of the "PrintHood" folder in each Windows - Microsoft Community
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    Everything is now OK.

    Please mark as solved.


    Many thanks.
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    Great news
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