Windows 10: My Documents Folder Is Unavailable On My Brand New Computer

Discus and support My Documents Folder Is Unavailable On My Brand New Computer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I recently purchased a new HP Envy, Windows 10 laptop. I am attempting to transfer my files from the old Windows 10 computer to this new one using a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by drprincess, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. My Documents Folder Is Unavailable On My Brand New Computer


    I recently purchased a new HP Envy, Windows 10 laptop. I am attempting to transfer my files from the old Windows 10 computer to this new one using a backup with an external hard drive using File History. When I attempt to "Restore" the files to the new computer I recieve this error message:


    Unable to create the folder 'Document'

    The system cannot find the path specified


    I opened up File Explorer and discovered the "My Documents" folder under Libraries, where most of the files need to be transfered to, shows "This folder is unavailable," while OneDrive shows files, and the other "Documents" folders simply show "This folder is empty."


    Until I can make this folder available again I won't be able to transfer the files to this new laptop.


    Any suggestions on how to fix this are greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    drprincess, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile My Documents Folder Is Unavailable On My Brand New Computer :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Rose Cal Win User

    My Documents Folder Is Unavailable On My Brand New Computer

    Suddenly, Documents folder has moved to Downloads

    We appreciate the details you've provided. To address your issue, we suggest that you follow these steps on how to move your Documents Folder Location in Windows 10:

    • You need to create a new folder named Documents at the location you want to move your personal Documents folder.
    • Press Win + E to open File Explorer, right-click
      Documents, and select Properties.
    • Select the Location tab and click the Move button.
    • Browse and select the new Documents folder at the location you want to move the folder Documents. Click the
      Select Folder.
    • Click OK to apply.
    • Click Yes to move all the files from the old location to the new location.
    • Your personal Documents folder and all of its contents will now be moved to the new location.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Rose Cal, Jan 24, 2020
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