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Should there be a folder in C:/ called My Documents?

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    Should there be a folder in C:/ called My Documents?


    I have just reinstalled Win8 using a previously saved ISO. The reinstall has left a folder on my C:/ drive called My Documents which is empty.

    I can see all my saved documents in C:/Users/pcname/My Documents and in Libraries/My Documents

    I thought Win 7/8 had any saved documents put in the C:/ My Documents folder, but not absolutely sure.

    Should there be a folder in C:/ called My Documents? If yes, where should it be populated from?

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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Any path statement in Windows uses the backslash \, not the forward slash as used in URLs.

    I consider items in the Libraries as only shortcuts to data in C:\Windows\Users and my login name.

    I don't have that Folder on my C:\ drive, on WinXP it would have been a subFolder in C:\Documents and Settings and user name. As long as C:\My Documents is empty I'd just delete it.
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    Many thanks - working with urls for too long!!
    I assume that when you say I don't have that folder on my C:\ drive you have Win8 as your OS?
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I have Win7, Win8.1 and Win10TP running now on desktops and notebooks, WinVista is 'resting'. A desktop and a notebook with Linux Mint 17.1 are resting for awhile.
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    I also don't have a C:\My Documents on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Have never had that on any Windows install I've done which is literally a 1000+.
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