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

Rob Owens rowens at bio-chemvalve.com
Wed Sep 19 17:07:29 UTC 2007

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.
> --Huck
> 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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