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  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Using file explorer


    Hi,
    This might be a really dumb question / issue to have but in Windows 8 File Explorer, when I put something into the Music file folder it turns up in "my documents" as well. But, in other versions of Windows you can have documents separate from the music section. If I delete the stuff from the documents section they will also be deleted from the music section it was originally stored in. I don't know if it's a setting I have it on, or something that can be changed but it's really annoying in terms of organisation?

    I have the default save section set as music for the music documents but it will still save in both "music" and "my documents"...

    Is this the same for anyone else? And how do you make it stop if so?

    Thanks so much!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    I do not have that issue; however, maybe I am not understanding your problem correctly. See my screenshots and see if I'm in the right places:

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  3. #3


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,587
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    It sounds like you may have inadvertently added your My Music folder to the Documents Library. If so, you can right-click on My Music in the Documents Library and select "Remove location from library".

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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Strollin, thank you SO much! I do not know how but that is indeed what I did!
    Thanks again Filing has become so much easier!

    Craz x
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