I don't need any "Documents" folders RRS feed

  • Question


    Is there any way to totally remove "Documents", "My Documents", "My Pictures", "My Music" etc.?


    I store files in specific subdirectories and never use "My Documents" etc. so I don't want to see

    them as default save folders, etc.  I've thought about deleting them from the user's directory but

    I'm paranoid about this and think that it's not as simple as this. 


    Does anyone have any solutions?  Thanks.



    Monday, June 9, 2008 6:10 PM


  • Roc


    The problem with removing an important folder like 'Documents' is that many installation programs are hard coded to place files in that folder. The Junction points in that folder (My Documents, My Music, My Videos, My Pictures, etc), even though they are not used anymore, are there to re-direct legacy installation programs to the new locations in Vista.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Monday, June 9, 2008 11:17 PM