User folder is a subgroup of Desktop in Windows 7

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  1. jstaron7

    jstaron7 New Member

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    Hi,
    Using Windows 7. Go to start Username "Joe". My User folder "Joe" is a subgroup of Libraries. I think the folder organization is messed up and probably the reason I can't get MediaCenter to work. Also My Documents data is found under Desktop/Libraries/Documents and also under Desktop/Joe. So all my data is duplicated. See below for description.

    Desktop:
    Libraries
    indDocuments
    indindMy Documents [also below under "Joe"]
    ininddPublic Documents
    indindPublic Pictures
    Music
    Pictures
    Videos Home Group
    Joei
    nd
    iAppData [strange!]
    Contacts
    indDesktop [also above?]
    Downloads
    indFavorites
    indMy Documents [same as My Documents in Libraries above]
    My Music [also above?]
    indMy Pictures [also above?]
    My Videos [also above?]
    indSaved Games
    Searches
    Computer
    Network
    Control Panel
    Recycle Bin

    Start Computer/Local Disk (C/Users/Joe [also contains "AppData"]

    Please advise.
    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    What you are explaining is a little complicated, so maybe a snipping tool picture would be better. If you need to edit personal info, use Paint. Attach using the paperclip on the Advanced Replies.

    But libraries are just place holders for other folders. There are no actual files there, but you can manipulate them. So your Libraries looks fine.

    Homegroups are also separate and just give you a location to finds certain folders, doesn't mean there are multiple copies.

    But again, a picture might help explain your situation better.
     

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