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

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Wed Sep 19 17:27:19 UTC 2007


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
> -Rob
> 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
>> _______________________________________________
>> K12OSN mailing list
>> K12OSN at redhat.com
>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
>> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
> _______________________________________________
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>

More information about the K12OSN mailing list