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How to move My Documents to top of folder structure (XP)?

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    How to move My Documents to top of folder structure (XP)?

    I have the basic "Windows 8".

    Using a free addon, I have a WinXP start menu and task bar.

    In old XP, "My Documents" is easy to open - it's immediately under the "Desktop" folder.

    In Win8, there are two My Documents:

    First is \Desktop\Libraries\Documents\My Documents

    Second is \Desktop\<my name>\My Documents

    In both of these cases, I seem to do three times as much mouse clicking in order to find a doc, compared with the old XP.

    Is there any way I can move My Documents higher up the folder structure, immediately under Desktop?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    You don't have to move anything in order to access the folder in one click. For example:

    Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums

    click Documents library
    drag and drop "My Documents" folder to the Favorites in the navigation pane
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jun 2013 at 11:40. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    This is because Windows 7 and 8 have stuck the Documents/Music/Pictures and Videos folders all in a Library. But you can still make specific shortcuts to each on your desktop.
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