I know that certain folders, namely My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, My Videos, etc. are actually system folders. However they can be relocated within Windows and have all shortcuts, etc., still point to them. For example, I immediately relocated all to my D: drive after installing Windows XP Pro on this PC. I wanted the C: drive to contain only the OS and program files. All data and media files are on my D: drive, and my E: drive (and a couple external USB drives) are for backups and synced folders only.
Can these folders be renamed without causing issues? What I want to do is remove the stupid "My" from the folder names! Who in the heck ever dreamed that concept up anyway? It just sounds so darn childish for some reason - My Pictures, My Music, etc., etc. Of course they're mine!! And I know that!! I don't need to remind myself and the world that these are MY very own folders! It just makes them look kind of stupid among all my other data folders.
But can I take that possessive adjective away without any dire consequences? I thought I would ask before just trying it and then asking you all how to get out of that mess!