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


OldGrantonian

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Vadikan

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion dv7t (17.3'', i7-2630QM, HD 6770M 1Gb, 8Gb RAM, 2 [email protected] + 1 [email protected])

XweAponX

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.