Windows users can access the My Documents or Documents folder, depending on which version of Windows is in use, by opening the Start Menu and opening either the My Documents or Documents folder. Microsoft eliminated the "My" from the Documents folder with the release of Windows Vista.
If a shortcut to the My Documents folder does not appear in the Start Menu, the folder can be found by opening the My Computer or Computer shortcut in either the Start Menu or on the desktop. From there, the user must open the system drive, typically labeled "C." Depending on the version of Windows, the user must either open the Documents and Settings folder or Users folder. Here, a list of folders named for the users on the computer appears, each folder contains that user's My Documents or Documents folder.