How to Re-create a Missing "My Documents" Icon on the Desktop

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This article describes how to re-create a missing "My Documents" icon on the Windows desktop.

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To re-create the "My Documents" icon, use any of the following methods:

Method 1

Right-click an empty area on the desktop, point to New, and then click My Documents Folder on the Desktop.

Method 2

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
  2. Locate the My Documents folder.
  3. Right-click the My Documents folder, and then click Add Item to the Desktop.

Method 3

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
  2. Locate the My Documents folder. Right-click the My Documents folder, and then click Copy.
  3. Right-click an empty area on the desktop, and then click Paste.
  4. Click Yes when you receive the following prompt

    "The My Documents folder cannot be copied to the desktop. Would you like to create a Desktop item that points to the My Documents folder instead?"

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Article ID: 217764 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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