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Opening "My Documents" from Start/Run

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ahecht

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On my homedesktop computer, if I go to Start/Run and type in My Documents, it opens up my "My Documents" folder. I can even type My Documents\My Pictures and it will open that folder. Autocomplete even works.

However, on my laptop and my work desktop, none of this works. If I type in My Documents it returns an error "Windows cannot find 'my'. Make sure you typed thename correctly...".

How can I get this functionality on my laptop and work computer. I love being able to open a file directly using autocomplete in the Run menu without having to type out c:\documents and settings\username\etc\etc\etc.


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Why not just create a shortcut and put it there? Besides, isn't My Documents / My Pictures already there? It's right there in the Taskbar and Start Menu setup...

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Why not just create a shortcut and put it there? Besides, isn't My Documents / My Pictures already there? It's right there in the Taskbar and Start Menu setup...


The issue isn't something a shortcut could solve. On my desktop, I can go to Start/Run, type My Documents\My Pictures\2008\TriptoNowhere\Pict0001.jpg or My Documents\Work\MysteryProject\Status Reports\Report1.docetc with AutoComplete filling in for me as I go, which is much faster than going to Start/Documents/My Documents and then clicking my way through folders.

The thing is, I CAN do this on my desktop and don't remember setting up anything special in order to do so, so I just want to know how to enable this on my other computers.

Edited by ahecht, 18 October 2008 - 03:18 PM.





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