[K12OSN] OT: easy way to move "documents and settings" folder?

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Wed Sep 19 15:47:49 UTC 2007

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 terminal
>> 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.
>> -Rob
> 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 method.
> Jim

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