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windows 8.1 problem with documents folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    windows 8.1 problem with documents folder



    currently in windows 8.1 i have it setup to show libraries. (usually i dont have "This PC" enabled i do for one reason though, the "documents" folder under "libraries" is being weird on me today.
    as you can see, it says ">text docs (47)" and showing the directories etc.. i don't know if thats a bug or something but i can't seem to get rid of it. i've tried resetting to default libraries and it didn't do anything. i want it to look like the documents folder in "This PC". which ill post below. thanks for the help.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello bestmageus, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can click on Group by -> (None) to change the folder view of the Documents library to look like that.

    Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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    Windows 8.1


    Okay, never mind. Something else seems to be wrong here as well. Whenever I move a folder into This PC's Documents folder, the folder stays how it is. But after I move it, if I go and look in the Documents folder under Libraries, it's as if the folder has been emptied (but the folder still has all of the files as well). I'll show a picture of This PC's Documents folder, and Libraries Documents folder.

    This PC:


    Documents under Libraries:


    In the picture above, not only did it empty the folder into my documents, the "Text Docs" folder is still full with all of the files you see above. From what I know they are shared folders, as I tried to delete the .txt docs in the picture above, and I went to go check the Documents folder under This PC and it was empty.

    I'm new to windows 8.1 so I'll just leave it alone until I get a response from one of the pros here on 8forums. Thanks for the help.
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You have two different locations there.

    One is your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" folder.

    The other is your Documents library. By default, the library has other folders added to it other than just your "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" folder. Double check to see what folders are added to the library to see if the files actually are in one of the other added folders.

    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you. I managed to fix the problem. Everything looks good now. Cheers.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Great news.
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