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Is located on "C:/Users/Leandro".

I want to know if it's possible to stop Windows from automatically creating new folders. I have created my own folders for specific stuff but everytime I do "anything" I find out Windows created 5 new folders Like "search", "contacts", "shortcuts", etc.

How do I stop this behaviour?

A second question attached here is something realated:

On the main menu, my Leandro/Personal folder appears as a menu.

Is it possible to change the Directory of what the menu shows, because as I stated before it shows 5 more folders (or even more) and makes it harder to find the ones I use.

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Seems to be related to the new "Libraries" in Windows 7. Where are the new folders appearing? Just on the sidebar menu? – viking Jun 20 '11 at 19:32
YES on sidebar menu and also on the folder – Leandro Jun 20 '11 at 19:41
IDK if its a real problem, i thinks is windows tying to make my life easier but it sure i does not lol – Leandro Jun 20 '11 at 19:49
If you're asking 2 questions its best to ask them seperately, that way you can get a much mor targeted response. It also malkes it easier for others to find your question if they're in the same situation. – Joe Taylor Jun 20 '11 at 20:44
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Answer to 1. Question:

These folders are part of your profile. You can relocate them (Context Menu => Properties => Location) to another path like C:\Users\Leandro\Windows\Search, C:\Users\Leandro\Windows\Contacts,... It's the only way to stop this permanently.

But, I think it's much better, to separate your personal data from the operating system! It's an stupid behavior on Windows systems to store both on the same partition. That's Microsoft's fault, because they don't offer a solution to move the whole profiles-folder to another partition.

You should manage your personal data on another partition. You can also relocate "My Documentes", "My Music",... to realize that.

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+1 for seperating personal folders from the drive with the OS on – Joe Taylor Jun 20 '11 at 20:45
Thanks Im gonna try this – Leandro Jun 21 '11 at 23:13

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