[K12OSN] OT: easy way to move "documents and settings" folder?
rowens at bio-chemvalve.com
Wed Sep 19 18:47:53 UTC 2007
That would be great if I could find such a thing. I'll have a look around.
> I hate regediting ...but I wonder if there is not some 'free' tool(app)
> out there that will let you simply search and replace globally in the
> so you could simply do a search on "c:\documents and settings" and
> replace it with "h:\documents and settings" or some such.
> Rob Owens wrote:
>> Jim and Huck, thanks for the responses. But I want to move not just "My
>> Documents", but the entire Documents and Settings folder. The reason is
>> that things like temporary internet files, etc. are filling up the very
>> small C drive on my terminal server. Users are instructed to save all
>> of their "stuff" on a network drive anyway, so My Documents doesn't
>> actually take up much space.
>> Also, to be clear, I'd like to set it up so that all new users get their
>> settings put in d:\documents and settings\username
>> Huck wrote:
>>> right-click 'start', click 'explore', click on 'Desktop' in the left
>>> window pane, right-click 'My Documents', click 'properties', the Target
>>> tab should be showing...the 1 field there shows the target path of the
>>> My Documents folder...with the 'move...' button directly below that
>>> field you can edit the field and move the location.
>>> Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:22:49 -0400, Rob Owens wrote
>>>>> I know some of the guys on this list have implemented roaming profiles
>>>>> using samba--maybe that knowledge can help me w/ my windows
>>>>> problem. I
>>>>> want to move the "documents and settings" folder on our windows
>>>>> server to a new drive. The instructions I've found on microsoft's
>>>>> website include a step which requires you to edit every registry entry
>>>>> that contains the path c:\documents and settings. I looked through my
>>>>> registry and stopped counting when I hit 500 occurrences of this path.
>>>>> Is there an easier way?
>>>>> Sorry for the Windows question, but it's all part of my long-term plan
>>>>> to put Linux on the desktop.
>>>> It has been a while, but can't you right click the My Documents folder
>>>> and then
>>>> somewhere in properties select move and then your new location. I
>>>> know I have done this
>>>> in the past to move My Document storage out to a central server. If
>>>> nothing else pursue
>>>> correct directions for that, it is way quicker than the registry
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