Documents and settings folder empty

20.06.2018 Leonie
Windows XP - How do I change setting in the folder my documents. Notice how these folders are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol. Namely Documents and Settings, which I do not see in a cmd window. When the scan is finished, click the Save.
Folder of documents completely empty after emptying the Recycle Bin. Documents directory empty following Sierra install. There is a simple trick for using the old folder name in Windows Explorer, though. User has no login at windows start up but has documents and settings folder.
Junctions work like shortcuts, but in Vistas case look like regular folders with an arrow. This is my own computer and I had thought that maybe I was logged on as a non-admin. However, many guides still refer to the old folder structure. Right click documents and settings and click properties menu.