"My Documents" does not appear in "My Computer"

Wed, 2009-07-08 16:32 by PJnorden · Forum/category:

Okay- this is a little tiny thing but REALLY irritating! The "My Documents" shortcut will not appear in "My Computer" (NOT Desktop) in the limited user account. Will appear in the Admin account AND the user account with admin access. I've checked the Registry under HKLM and HKCU for shell folder paths and doc folder paths and I've changed permissions and checked the desktop.ini - I HAD a fix for this - something in nonenum or Windows NT folder in the registry and forgot it- it definitely involved the CLSID for "My Docs". Note: Wiping the user account, clearing the registry and reinstalling does NOT solve the issue- it persists Somewhere! If you know the registry key I need to create or add- I would be MOST appreciative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check the normal setting first

Wed, 2009-07-08 18:06 by admin

The normal way to make My Documents appear or disappear is to right-click the "Start" button, then choose Properties, Start menu, Customize..., Advanced. There you can choose whether and how to display My Documents.

My Documents in MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!!

Wed, 2009-07-08 23:11 by PJnorden

No, no, no...I'm not a newbie- I am referring to My Documents in MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!! Not the START MENU. NOT the DESKTOP! This is why I typically don't bother with forums because nobody actually READS the post before responding! This is a limited user account issue- there is a sporadic registry key that gets messed up when you have a limited account and it causes the My Documents shortcut to disappear from MY COMPUTER. It is not the Mydocsfolder or the shell folders in HKCU or HKLM - I think it might be something in nonenum under policies. If you aren't referring to the registry than please don't answer the post because you have no idea what I'm talking about.

Few hints

Thu, 2009-07-09 06:15 by admin

Sorry, I got sidetracked, because there are many similar-sounding problems reported in many places.

There is the possibility that many people have the same problem, but don't notice or don't care. Perhaps Microsoft messed it up with a recent update. If a new installation has it, i.e. reinstalling doesn't solve it, then it must be somewhere in Windows already. Perhaps many users with more than one non-admin user account have the problem.

Check this intriguing article. Is that the same problem?

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