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Two Directories with Duplicate File

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Summer1, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Summer1

    Summer1 Flightless Bird

    The 'C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents' folder and the ''My
    Documents' folder under Desktop show duplicate files. Why is that? Are they
    listed twice but only saved once?

    I want to save files to 'My Documents' but they are being saved to
    C:/DocumentsandSettings\User\My Documents instead.
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    The name "My Documents" under the Desktop is an alias for \Documents &
    Settings\User\My Documents. So, when you save a file to "My Documents" the
    file goes to \Documents & Settings\User\My Documents.
    Jim
    "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:15CE0A92-D1C9-48C8-BA8A-59268D3E1980@microsoft.com...
    >
    > The 'C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents' folder and the ''My
    > Documents' folder under Desktop show duplicate files. Why is that? Are
    > they
    > listed twice but only saved once?
    >
    > I want to save files to 'My Documents' but they are being saved to
    > C:/DocumentsandSettings\User\My Documents instead.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    Christ!!! Give it a rest already!!!!

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:15CE0A92-D1C9-48C8-BA8A-59268D3E1980@microsoft.com...
    >
    > The 'C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents' folder and the ''My
    > Documents' folder under Desktop show duplicate files. Why is that? Are
    > they
    > listed twice but only saved once?
    >
    > I want to save files to 'My Documents' but they are being saved to
    > C:/DocumentsandSettings\User\My Documents instead.
     
  4. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Summer1 wrote:
    > The 'C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents' folder and the ''My
    > Documents' folder under Desktop show duplicate files. Why is that? Are they
    > listed twice but only saved once?
    >
    > I want to save files to 'My Documents' but they are being saved to
    > C:/DocumentsandSettings\User\My Documents instead.



    The "My Documents" on the desktop is simply a shortcut to
    "C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents." There is no duplication.


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    Bruce Chambers

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  5. Summer1

    Summer1 Flightless Bird

    Thanks everyone!

    "Bruce Chambers" wrote:

    > Summer1 wrote:
    > > The 'C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents' folder and the ''My
    > > Documents' folder under Desktop show duplicate files. Why is that? Are they
    > > listed twice but only saved once?
    > >
    > > I want to save files to 'My Documents' but they are being saved to
    > > C:/DocumentsandSettings\User\My Documents instead.

    >
    >
    > The "My Documents" on the desktop is simply a shortcut to
    > "C:/DocumentsandSettings/User/My Documents." There is no duplication.
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >
    > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >
    > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
    >
    > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > killed a great many philosophers.
    > ~ Denis Diderot
    > .
    >
     

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