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Where are My Documents in Windows 10?

Dec 4th 2019 at 6:16 AM

We have seen people asking about this “My Documents” folder. I remember when using Windows XP and Windows 7, this used to be the folder where we kept all our documents.  The other side of the question could be that you are looking where you saved your documents in Windows 10. In this post meant for beginners, we will answer the questions Where are “My Documents” in Windows 10 from both points.

Where are My Documents in Windows 10

1] My Documents Folder

Support for Windows 7 is going to end in January, and if you finally made your move, then you should know that My Documents folder is now called as Documents folder. Just like in Windows 7, it is the default save location for documents like text file, or any Microsoft Office files.

So where is this Documents folder located in Windows 10

1] Accessing it via File Explorer

  1. Open File Explorer (earlier called as Windows Explorer) by clicking on the Folder looking icon on the Taskbar.
  2. Under Quick access on the left side, there must be a folder with name Documents.
  3. Click on it, and it will show all the documents you earlier had or have saved recently.

2] Using Run prompt

If you cannot see it by this method, then, in the Run prompt, type %userprofile%Documents and hit the enter key. It will open the Documents folder.

Folder Location changed?

Did the admin change the location of Documents folder? If that’s the case, then follow this method:

  • Right-click on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar, and from the flyout, right-click again the documents folder
  • Click on Properties > Location and click on Find target to open the changed location
  • To restore the location, click on Restore Default, and everything will be moved to the original location.

2] Where are your documents saved in Windows 10

As I said earlier, Windows offers this as a default location to save documents. When you use a notepad and save it for the first time, it will open this folder. Of course,  you can always change it. The same thing happens with the Microsoft Office product, and Windows prefers it to save it in the Documents folder.

So if you cannot find where you saved the document, you can open the Documents folder, and check if it’s available there. You can also use the application and use the “Save as” menu to figure out the last folder you had used to save your documents.

Jack Arona is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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