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How do I delete the space-character in "My Documents" in?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    How do I delete the space-character in "My Documents" in?


    I am using Windows 8.1. I have a program that requires no space (the character, as in the space bar) in the file path name. I started keeping all of my files on my C:\ drive, but I am nearing storage capacity there. I want to transfer back to "My Documents", but the "My " prevents the program from operating. By way of example:

    C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents <- This works, but is storage-space limited
    \\COMPUTERNAME\Users\*USERNAME*\My Documents <- This does not work. I want to delete "My "

    Unfortunately, right clicking on the folder under "This PC" does not produce a "Rename" option. Is this objective possible?

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,199
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I'm not sure if Windows would allow you to rename that folder as it's a system folder.

    How is the path passed to the program that's having the issue? Is it a command-line thing or somewhere where you type in the path? If so, it should work if you enclose the path in double quotes like so "C:\Users\Username\My Documents" or \\COMPUTERNAME\Users\*USERNAME*\"My Documents".
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the response. Your suggestion is the work-around I've been using, but (for a variety of reasons irrelevant to this post) it keeps program files and data files in separate locations on my computer. Organizationally annoying, but functional. Oh well.
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How do I delete the space-character in "My Documents" in?

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