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How do I create a Folder Under files stored on this computer

by Tool_1450 / January 19, 2006 12:18 PM PST

I have windows xp professional. In windows explore with the group view activated, The top group is Files stored on this computer. In that group is By default, Shared documents and My documents. I would like to add my own personal folders in this group. I know this is a function of the registry. Cananyone give me specific advise on doing this?

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Right click...
by Papa Echo / January 19, 2006 4:14 PM PST

....at an empty space where you see "Shared Documents" and "My Documents", and from the dropdown menu, choose "New", then "Folder" You can change the default name "New Folder" to "My Personal Folder" . Is this what you want to do ? BTW, are you new to Windows ?

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OOOps ! Please ignore post.
by Papa Echo / January 19, 2006 4:31 PM PST
In reply to: Right click...

Sorry. Wrong directions. Can't be done that way.

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Wont work
by Tool_1450 / January 19, 2006 4:51 PM PST
In reply to: Right click...

If you have the My computer window open, and you right click, there is no option for new folder. The My computer folder is composed of system folders that can oly e put ther through registry keys. Thanks anyways.

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A Folder is created if you.....
by Papa Echo / January 19, 2006 7:59 PM PST
In reply to: Wont work

create an account with the name "Username", you will have a "Username's Documents" folder(i.e. your personal folder) listed if you open "My Computer. That folder is really the "My Documents" folder if you sign in as "Username".

A new folder cannot be created at " Files stored in this computer" because it is only an "Information" area, probably controlled by the system and not a Folder which would be controlled by "Windows Explorer" or other file management program.

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