This folder is located in
all operating systems after Windows 95 OSR 2.0. You should use this as a
common location to backup save files for your software and preferences.
Most Microsoft software will use this location as default but other 3rd
party may not, but this does not stop you using the "SAVE AS"
option in the separate programs to change where you want to save to. In
most you will find options in the "PREFERENCES" section, so you
can set the default save location, to this folder or a sub folder which
you can create in the "MY DOCUMENTS" folder to use, or set it to
your save location.
You will notice through out
this guide references to the "MY DOCUMENTS" folder, if you don't
know where it is then have a look on your desktop it should be there.
Windows XP users will find it in their start menu. To put "MY
DOCUMENTS" on the "DESKTOP" simply Right Click on "MY
DOCUMENTS" and then left click on "SHOW ON DESKTOP". Once
you return to the "DESKTOP" you will see the new folder. (see
This is where we are advising you to put all the important
documents, pictures, saves or any other information you don't wish to
loose to, so that they can easily be backed up on to your CD-Writer or
other large storage medium. You will understand the sense to doing this
once you get into the routine of backing up information.
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