How can I fix the way “My Documents” is displayed on my Windows XP PC?

Anonymous April 14, 2014


I have a laptop running Windcows XP SP3. Since yesterday, My Documents is not showing in My Computer and also the thumbnail of any folder is displayed very large in size (see screenshot here). How can I fix this?

  1. Ryan D
    April 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    The change how your icons are displayed in the view pane, you can click on that icon in your menu that looks like a little window. That will let you change the display to how you would like it to look - right now you have it set to medium or large thumbnails. You can change it to Details for just a listing only, or whatever format you like.

    I believe Hovsep's instructions should fix your My Documents folder issue.

  2. Hovsep A
    April 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    1) Right-click Start, and then click Properties.
    2) Click Customize.
    3) Click the Advanced tab.
    4) In the Start menu items list, under My Documents, click Display as a link or Display as a menu, and then click OK twice.

    check if TweakUI has somekind of option

    My Documents Icon Is Missing

    Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files
    1)open cmd with administrative rights
    2)type sfc /scannow, hit enter and wiat the scan to finish
    3) reboot

    you can use windows restore point to revert back just before your problem

    try this microsoft fix it.