When you see the Files Stored in This Computer category of My Computer in Windows XP, you see the Shared Documents category but not the <User Name> Documents category.

This behavior can occur if you rename your user account, or if a registry entry was deleted.

To add the <User Name> Documents category to the My Computer display, I have scripted DocFolderPaths.bat.

The syntax that an Administrator would use to add your <User Name> Documents category to the My Computer display is:

DocFolderPaths LogonName "My Documents Path" Where:

                              LogonName         is the logon name, like Jerry.                              My Documents Path is the path to LogonName's My Documents folder, like C:\Documents and Settings\Jerry\My Documents.
The Administrator must restart the computer for the change to become effective.

DocFolderPaths.bat contains:

                              @echo off                              If \{%2\}==\{\} @echo Syntax: DocFolderPaths LogonName "My Documents Path"&goto :EOF                              setlocal                              set SAMID=%1                              set MyDocs=%2                              @echo REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths /V %SAMID% /T REG_SZ /F /D %MyDocs%                              REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DocFolderPaths /V %SAMID% /T REG_SZ /F /D %MyDocs%                              endlocal