windows 7 - Multiple "My Documents" folders?

  • Flasimbufasa

    I am having the issue, where, I have 2 folders called "My Documents". I recently edited my registry to make "Document" link in the Windows 7 start menu be a FOLDER link and not a LIBRARY link..

    Here is the Registry Key information for the Documents key:

    Key Name:          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}
    Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
    Last Write Time:   3/2/2011 - 2:33 AM
    Value 0
      Name:            Attributes
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0x1
    Value 1
      Name:            Category
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0x4
    Value 2
      Name:            Icon
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-1002
    Value 3
      Name:            LocalizedName
      Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
      Data:            @%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-34575
    Value 4
      Name:            Name
      Type:            REG_SZ
      Data:            Documents
    Value 5
      Name:            PublishExpandPath
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0x1
    Value 6
      Name:            PrecCreate
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0x1
    Value 7
      Name:            RelativePath
      Type:            REG_SZ
      Data:            Documents
    Value 8
      Name:            Roamable
      Type:            REG_DWORD
      Data:            0x1

    Also, Navigating through computer to "C:\Users\Flasimbufasa\" Only shows one folder called "Documents"

    However, whenever I navigate to user profile from "Desktop\Flasimbufasa" I get 2 Document folders.

    Any help?

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    You should be able to fix it using the registry editor. Run regedit.exe and navigate to the key


    Change the (Default) value to the path (and filename) of Picasa Photo Viewer. You might also like to delete the MuiVerb value in the shell\open key - I think it will affect the text displayed for the "open" action in the context menu.

    EDIT: it might be better to do the following instead: navigate to


    and change the (Default) value to Google.PhotoViewer.3.0 (assuming you have at least version 3 of Picasa)

  • harrymc

    Start -> "All Programs" -> "Picasa 3" -> "Configure Picasa Photo Viewer"
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