How to Restore the My Documents Folder on the Desktop

by Kefa Olang

In Windows operating systems, the "My Documents" folder is the default folder where documents and most saved files are located. Although the "My Documents" folder is generally stored on the Start Menu, having it on the desktop allows you to launch documents you want to view or edit much faster.

Open the Windows "Start" menu. You should see the "My Documents" folder (this is called simply "Documents" in Windows 7).

Right-click the "My Documents" folder, select "Send to" and click "Desktop (create shortcut)." The "My Documents" folder is added to the desktop.

Alternately, open the Windows "Start" menu and drag the "My Documents" folder to the desktop to add it there.

About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.