Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#3530 closed Bug report

'My Documents' will not expand in tree

Reported by: david111 Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: david111, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
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The 'Local site' pane shows 'My Documents' but there is no '+' to expand it. If I double click, nothing happens. I need to use the drive letter ('D:' in my case) to access the local files.

Windows XP SP3 / Filezilla 3.10 (also tried 3.11RC1 + nightly)

Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Tim Kosse

Having "My Documents" in D: is unusual. Did you change the location after installing Windows?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by david111

I've never seen any studies of how many people keep their data on drives separate to the OS, but it's certainly not unusual. Microsoft use D: in their example -

I've always relocated My Documents to a separate drive (virtual / partition in this case) and this is the first time an app has experienced an issue with it. FileZilla 2 has no problem.

I'm not being sarcastic, but when else would I change the location other than after Windows was installed?

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Tim Kosse

Could have been that Windows itself was installed on D:

How exactly did you change the location? FileZilla asks Windows for the location of "My Documents", so it's possible you missed one place.

Check the registry, what's the 'Personal' key in the registry under 'HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Shell Folders' set to?

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by david111

I think I used the method outlined in the MS kb article I linked to. Or I may have used TweakUI. Not certain - it's been a while since I last installed.

Personal = 'D:\'

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Tim Kosse

Please try this special build:

If you click "My Documents" it'll show you where FileZilla thinks where the "My Document" link leads to.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by david111


comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by david111

...I should also add that when I click 'My Documents', the focus indicator (grey background) jumps to 'D:' in the tree.

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by Tim Kosse

Yes, that's the intended behavior.

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by david111

It's the intended behaviour that 'My Documents' appears in the tree but cannot be expanded? That makes no sense - it would run counter to every other Windows application that provides tree navigation (including FZ 2).

comment:10 Changed 12 years ago by david111

This is not fixed. Re-opening.

comment:11 Changed 12 years ago by Tim Kosse

"My Documents" is a virtual directory, it does not exist. FileZilla takes you to the place where it is actually stored. This is by design.

comment:12 Changed 12 years ago by david111

Yes, it's a virtual folder which *every* other Windows app, including FZ2, treats as a physical folder and allows browsing.

I'm now curious why you did not say that you had redefined Windows functionality at the beginning of this thread? If it really is by design, I'd say the design is broken.

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