Restore My Documents

If the My Documents icon and entry within file dialogs becomes hidden run this:

 rundll32 mydocs.dll,RestoreMyDocsFolder

Repair My Documents

If the registry entries for My Documents become corrupt crashes can occur and changes to the path do not occur in file dialogs, this script fixes that issue:

'Set the path to My Documents.
'Used when User Shell Folder\\Personal is blank (the UI doesn't accept changes)
'Serenity Macros 
'David Candy    [email protected]
On Error Resume Next
strExplain="SetMyDocs displays and changes the My Documents path." & vbCRLF & "Used when their is a blank value for Personal in the User Shell Folders key" & vbCRLF & vbCRLF
strTitle="Set MyDocuments Path"

Dim Sh
Set Sh = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ReportErrors "Creating Shell"
MyDocsPath1=Sh.RegRead("HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Shell Folders\\Personal")
MyDocsPath2=Sh.RegRead("HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\User Shell Folders\\Personal")
If Err.Number=-2147024894 then Err.Clear

If MsgBox (strExplain & "Shell Folders" & vbtab & MydocsPath1 & vbCRLF & "User Shell Folders" & vbtab & MydocsPath2 & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "Continue?", vbYesNo + vbInformation, strTitle) = 6 then
    Dim bffShell
    Dim bff
    Set bffShell = WScript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    Set bff = bffShell.BrowseForFolder(0, "Select the My Documents folder", 1)
    If Err.number<>0 Then
        ReportErrors("Setting up Browse for Folder")
        A = bff.ParentFolder.ParseName(bff.Title).Path
        If err.number=424 then err.clear
    End If

    If A<>"" then 
        Sh.RegWrite "HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Shell Folders\\Personal", A
        Sh.RegWrite "HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\User Shell Folders\\Personal", A
        If Err.number<>0 Then
            ReportErrors("Writing to the registry")
            MsgBox "My Documents folder has been changed to " & A & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "Edit the path of the My Documents folder by right clicking the icon and choosing properties. Windows may need to be restarted before the My Documents icon works properly.",  vbInformation, strTitle
        End If
        MsgBox "A blank value was entered or the dialog box was canceled, no changes made",  vbInformation, strTitle
    End If
End If
ReportErrors "SettingPath"


Sub ReportErrors(strModuleName)
    If err.number<>0 then Msgbox "Error occured in " & strModuleName & " module of " & err.number& " - " & err.description & " type" , vbCritical + vbOKOnly, "Something unexpected"
End Sub

Sub VisitSerenity
    If MsgBox("This program came from the Serenity Macros Web Site" & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "Would you like to visit Serenity's Web Site now?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2, "Visit Serenity Macros") =6 Then
        sh.Run "http:\\\\\\biz\\serenitymacros"
    End If
End Sub

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