My Documents folder is a special folder. If you rename that from within Explorer, You do indeed only change its displayname, not the actual name itself. As long as you have that folder designated as your
My Documents folder, that folder will behave as such. The same applies to other special folders in your profile folder, such as
My Music, Etc..
The reason why this happens, is because if you actually rename the folder incorrectly, it will break things in Windows. Given that people in the past did that and broke Windows, Microsoft prevented this by allowing the user to rename the folder without changing it under the hood.
If you really want to change the folder name too, then you can do by the following set of instructions.
- If you are doing this from Explorer, then first undo the change you made and rename it back to Documents.
- Create a new empty folder with the new name. In your example
- Right click your
Documents folder that holds all your files, and select properties.
- Go to the
Location tab, and press Browse to browse to the new folder you want to use.
- If it asks you to move the files, say yes.
- Delete the old folder.
- Change the name in Explorer to match it with the new name, or it will be viewed as
And that's it, your documents folder is now succesfully changed to document. You can even move the folder out of your profile using this technique.