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Title: My Documents?
Post by: ChuckRJr on October 10, 2018, 02:43:55 PM
I run Windows 7 Professional 64bit. My wife has the Home version. I started looking at the My Documents file when a word document we both saved came back empty after shutdown. 
In looking at her Save As screen I noticed it had 2 references.  This started me looking for My Documents where it should have been saved.  Not only did it come back empty, but in many places.
Question: I discovered many My Documents on my machine. They come in pairs with 1 accessible and 1 Not accessible. Libraries, My userid, 2 other userids, D: drive has 1 that is pointed to by some of the other My Documents that come up in properties/Location.
What are all these for?  Why is one in the set Not Accessible?
Thanks as always
Title: Re: My Documents?
Post by: Corrine on October 15, 2018, 05:34:31 PM
Hi, ChuckRJr.

I've been out of town and just getting settled and it appears no one has had any suggestions.  It very well could be my "foggy brain" resulting from the travels but I'm not quite sure I understand the situation.  I get that you have multiple "My Documents" folders with one accessible and one not accessible.  The only thing that comes to mind is if you have HomeGroup set up but have not added documents to sharing in HomeGroup.  If you're using HomeGroup, this Microsoft Support document may be helpful regarding access/folders shared:  HomeGroup from start to finish (  There also is a lot of information in this How-To Geek article:  Windows Networking: Sharing With the Homegroup (
Title: Re: My Documents?
Post by: techie on October 16, 2018, 03:52:57 PM
I didn't really go into this, because you answered your own question more or less. Other users, means you don't have access to there user files. Is it another user file that you recognize, maybe previously used? Is it on a public or private setting? You have to have ownership, permissions set in order to view the documents. Setting permissions can be sometimes complicated.