[K12OSN] regfile for redirect of My Documents

Jason Ingalls jingalls at ellsworthschools.org
Wed Jun 29 01:15:04 UTC 2005

This may get double posted since I originally replied from an unsubscribed
account. I'll apologize in advance :)

I work with Chuck and we've been working on this issue together.

Is there a reason this doesn't work:




"Personal"=- (this part works, it deletes the Personal entry)


"Personal"="P:\My Documents" (this part doesn't work, no Personal entry is


I hadn't thought about trying to replace the entire key, I'll try that
Jason IngallsEllsworth School Department
IT Specialist
207-667-4722 Ext. 5529
jingalls (at) ellsworthschools.org

Quoting Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org>:

>> Anyone have a good working startup.bat to alter the keys in
>> "shell folders" so that My Documents is redirected to a
>> network share..We are happily deleting it but so far unable
>> to recreate ..chuck
> Not much time here as I have to go get my kids from daycare, but how
> about a simple batch that runs a registry key import on
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell
> Folders".  You could set up one user the way you like it, then export
> the My Documents key with the edited path to a mydocuments.reg or
> something.  Then run the batch that imports that registry file on login.
> Just a very untested thought.
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