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Targeting "My Documents" folder...

By Meri051846 ·
When I am working on my new laptop (Toshiba Satellite) on Windows XP Home SP 2, in my MS Word 2003 program, and I want to save my work, I click on File, Save As...and it brings up My Documents for "All Users". I would like the folder that comes up to be C:\Documents and Settings\Meri\My Documents...NOT C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\My Documents. Is that possible and WHY does that not happen automatically?

Thanx for any help anyone can give me and if you need any further information, please let me know.

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Yep its possible !!

by stargazerr In reply to Targeting "My Documents" ...

Go to Tools -> Options -> click on the "File Locations" tab. Highlight the 'documents' line and click 'modify'.

You can change where you want to save the documents to..

By the way, this should be in Tech Q & A, not in discussions

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For all apps,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Yep its possible !!

What us_geeks_rule says will work for Word. Many other applications default to the My Documents folder. To make sure the "My Documents" folder is assigned to the proper directory, to go to that same directory:

Right-click on the My Documents icon on the desktop.
Click on Properties.
Check the value in the "Target Folder Location" text box.
If it isn't correct, click the "Move" button to change it.

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missed keywords "Windows XP Home"

by TG2 In reply to Targeting "My Documents" ...

In XP Home you are all a single group of happy users.. sharing everything.

You would have to go through the steps to set up per user sharing/etc which goes through and sets up permissions and I believe this also enumerates the different "my documents" folders which then get operated on.

This may be the solution:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298399

make sure you copy the entire URL ...

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