Lost document or file folder

Posted: 10-27-2008, 08:05 PM

When I try to save a document (any Office 2003 application) usin
_save-as_, the pop-up window shows the document as saved. When I clos
the document and go to my documents and drill down to the file I save
the document in, it is not there. The only way I have been successfu
in saving to a specified is to first save the document to the desk to
and then drag and drop to the correct folder. When I save via drag an
drop, then open the document and try save as again, it does not show u
in the save-as window. The same thing happens when I try to create
new subfile in a specified file folder. This problem has only shown u
in the last few days. I have been using this laptop since Feb. and hav
had no problems. I am using Vista Home Premimum 32bit with Office 2003

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Lost document or file folder


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Wandering
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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-27-2008, 10:41 PM
There is no "My Documents" folder in Vista. You cannot save anything there.
What looks like a folder is a junction point that acts like a shortcut in
some ways. It's there so that programs saving to "My Documents" will find
it, and then put the document where it belongs in Vista. That is the
"Documents" folder. No "My" prefix. Take a look there, and begin to use the
Vista folders such as "Documents", "Pictures" etc. They are folders and you
can put things in them. The "My" versions are all junction points because
many older programs insist on hard wiring the name "My Whatever" into the
program. This allows them to work.

Good luck.


"tcprice48" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> When I try to save a document (any Office 2003 application) using
> _save-as_, the pop-up window shows the document as saved. When I close
> the document and go to my documents and drill down to the file I saved
> the document in, it is not there. The only way I have been successful
> in saving to a specified is to first save the document to the desk top
> and then drag and drop to the correct folder. When I save via drag and
> drop, then open the document and try save as again, it does not show up
> in the save-as window. The same thing happens when I try to create a
> new subfile in a specified file folder. This problem has only shown up
> in the last few days. I have been using this laptop since Feb. and have
> had no problems. I am using Vista Home Premimum 32bit with Office 2003.
>
>
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> tcprice48
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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-27-2008, 11:05 PM
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:41:48 -0500, "Wandering"
<amore.dei@hotmail.com> wrote:
>There is no "My Documents" folder in Vista. You cannot save anything there.
>What looks like a folder is a junction point that acts like a shortcut in
>some ways. It's there so that programs saving to "My Documents" will find
>it, and then put the document where it belongs in Vista. That is the
>"Documents" folder. No "My" prefix. Take a look there, and begin to use the
>Vista folders such as "Documents", "Pictures" etc. They are folders and you
>can put things in them. The "My" versions are all junction points because
>many older programs insist on hard wiring the name "My Whatever" into the
>program. This allows them to work.
>
>Good luck.
It's patently obvious that the OP was NOT talking about "My
Documents", but maybe you needed the typing excercise, huh?

Or couldn't you find anywhere else to show off your knowledge of
junction points and it just needed to get out before you burst?

>"tcprice48" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> When I try to save a document (any Office 2003 application) using
>> _save-as_, the pop-up window shows the document as saved. When I close
>> the document and go to my documents and drill down to the file I saved
>> the document in, it is not there. The only way I have been successful
>> in saving to a specified is to first save the document to the desk top
>> and then drag and drop to the correct folder. When I save via drag and
>> drop, then open the document and try save as again, it does not show up
>> in the save-as window. The same thing happens when I try to create a
>> new subfile in a specified file folder. This problem has only shown up
>> in the last few days. I have been using this laptop since Feb. and have
>> had no problems. I am using Vista Home Premimum 32bit with Office 2003.
>>
>>
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>> tcprice48
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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-27-2008, 11:58 PM
The OP did say "my documents".
Office 2003 lists "My Documents", since it's not Vista-aware. Clicking on
that should open the Documents folder under the users login.
At least it does for me.


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"DDW" <dd.wright@KILLSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:41:48 -0500, "Wandering"
> <amore.dei@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>There is no "My Documents" folder in Vista. You cannot save anything
>>there.
>>What looks like a folder is a junction point that acts like a shortcut in
>>some ways. It's there so that programs saving to "My Documents" will find
>>it, and then put the document where it belongs in Vista. That is the
>>"Documents" folder. No "My" prefix. Take a look there, and begin to use
>>the
>>Vista folders such as "Documents", "Pictures" etc. They are folders and
>>you
>>can put things in them. The "My" versions are all junction points because
>>many older programs insist on hard wiring the name "My Whatever" into the
>>program. This allows them to work.
>>
>>Good luck.
>
> It's patently obvious that the OP was NOT talking about "My
> Documents", but maybe you needed the typing excercise, huh?
>
> Or couldn't you find anywhere else to show off your knowledge of
> junction points and it just needed to get out before you burst?
>
>
>>"tcprice48" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
>>news:f919956550c3f36a8fe2d80a9938a7ea@nntp-gateway.com...
>>>
>>> When I try to save a document (any Office 2003 application) using
>>> _save-as_, the pop-up window shows the document as saved. When I close
>>> the document and go to my documents and drill down to the file I saved
>>> the document in, it is not there. The only way I have been successful
>>> in saving to a specified is to first save the document to the desk top
>>> and then drag and drop to the correct folder. When I save via drag and
>>> drop, then open the document and try save as again, it does not show up
>>> in the save-as window. The same thing happens when I try to create a
>>> new subfile in a specified file folder. This problem has only shown up
>>> in the last few days. I have been using this laptop since Feb. and have
>>> had no problems. I am using Vista Home Premimum 32bit with Office 2003.
>>>
>>>
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>>> tcprice48
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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-28-2008, 12:22 AM

Your are correct, I misspoke. When I go to Documents to find a jus
saved document or file, it is not there. When I save to the desktop an
drag and drop to a file located in Documnets, it is there. If I reope
the saved document and save-as again, it does not show up in the save-a
window

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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-28-2008, 12:50 AM
Yeah, but the rest of what the OP said made it
damned sure he didn't mean exactly that, clown!
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"Dave" wrote:
>The OP did say "my documents".
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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-31-2008, 06:56 PM

The only way I have been successful in saving to a specified is to firs
save the document to the desk top and then drag and drop to the correc
folder. When I save via drag and drop, then open the document and tr
save as again, it does not show up in the save-as window. The same thin
happens when I try to create a new subfile in a specified file folder
This problem has only shown up in the last few days

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Re: Lost document or file folder
Posted: 10-31-2008, 10:38 PM
I wonder if you have used a registry cleaner recently. It sounds like the
kind of thing you get from them.

Have you tried a repair install of Vista, or the affected apps?

Good luck.
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> The only way I have been successful in saving to a specified is to first
> save the document to the desk top and then drag and drop to the correct
> folder. When I save via drag and drop, then open the document and try
> save as again, it does not show up in the save-as window. The same thing
> happens when I try to create a new subfile in a specified file folder.
> This problem has only shown up in the last few days.
>
>
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