Trouble getting to windows My Documents directory

Chris Warrick kwpolska at
Sat Jul 11 09:28:26 CEST 2015

On 11 July 2015 at 02:24,  <random832 at> wrote:
> The My Documents directory is not guaranteed to be named "Documents". On
> older versions of windows it was "My Documents", and on foreign versions
> of windows it is a name in their language.

That’s not necessarily “older”.

Windows XP/7/8: My Documents
Windows Vista/8.1: Documents

As for localized versions, Vista and up do the translation in Windows
Explorer but use English names on disk.

…but even with all that, users (or their administrators) can move the
My Documents folder away from the home directory (to a file server,
for example).

Chris Warrick <>

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