I have an XP Pro sp2 pc that has stopped displaying My Documents folder on the desktop. I right mouse click on desktop>properties>desktoptab>click customize desktop button>see that my document box is checked next to icon. I click ok and then click apply button. View desktop but no icon is displayed. I went to C:\Documents and Settings\my name\My documents and there is a “my documents” folder at this location. Here is another piece of the puzzle: When you open any application and go to the menu and choose open you get a list of named icons like my recent documents, desktop, my computer, and an untitled icon that is the my documents folder. You can click this untitled icon and it will open my documents folder. I installed TweakUIpowertoy for XP. I went to my desktop and no my documents folder is listed. I went to special folders and clicked on my documents and there was no location listed for it. I then added C:\Documents and Settings\my name\My documents as the location clicked ok and apply. No my documents icon on the desktop. I went to this reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders but there is no my documents entry.