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by tech_wiz03 In reply to How to change documents a ...

I am going to presume that you are refering to moving a folder called Mydocuments since you weren't specific. Rightclick MyDocuments on the desktop and choose properties. You can then use the browse button to create the desired documents folder on an alternate drive, select that folder and then use MyComputer or WindowsExplorer to relocate existing documents to be kept from the old folder to the new folder.

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by bursuc In reply to How to change documents a ...

Or you can install TweakUI from the following location and have access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including the location of the Documents and Settings folder.

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by bursuc In reply to How to change documents a ...

Sorry I forgot the link :-)))

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

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by kcrabb In reply to How to change documents a ...

After you have done this don't forget to go into the office applications anod point them to save to that directory. If not then it will make the directory back on the C: drive.

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by TheElderGuru In reply to How to change documents a ...

To change the default location of the My Documents folder, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties. Click the Target tab.
In the Target box, do one of the following:
Type the path to the folder location that you want, and then click OK.
If the folder does not exist, the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.
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Click Move, click the folder in which to store your documents, and then click OK twice.
If you need to create a new folder, click Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK twice.
In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.

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by Terry_V In reply to How to change documents a ...

Documents and settings is a system folder and if you move it you will probably crash your computer. Make major backups before doing it. If Tweak xp won't do it then you could possibly do it by first changing the folders attributes [rightk clk, properties]

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by bmgoodman In reply to How to change documents a ...

I have done this and confirmed it works, but it's FOR REALLY ADVANCED ADMINS! Be sure you back up everything first! If you don't understand EVERYTHING I'm saying, DON'T START.

First, you must already have a drive that is formatted and usable in XP.

You will need to create a BART PE disk (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/).

Boot from Bart PE and run A43 File Manager. Move entire "Documents and Settings" folder to

Run Regedit and use "Load Hive" to load ALL hives from C:\windows\system32\config called DEFAULT, SAM, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM. Load the hive NTUSER.DAT from EVERY USER PROFILE under C:\documents and settings". (ALLUSERS does not have NTUSER.DAT). You will need to name each hive as you load it. I would recommend a convention like myDEFAULT mySAM mySOFTWARE, etc.

Then, use Regedit's FIND feature to search for C:\Docum and %\Docum. This is to find all possible instances of "documents and settings". For every instance of "c:\documents and settings", edit it to "d:\documnents and settings". For every "%systemdrive%\documents and settings", change it to "d:\documents and settings". One area to note: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet001\Control\ContentIndex\Catalogs\System\Scopes has 3 *KEYS* whose names being with "C:\Document...". Press F2 to rename KEYS.

Anyway, keep working through the registry using F3 to ensure that there are NO instances left that refer to "c:\documents and settings" of "%systemdrive%\documents and settings". Then, unload each hive.

Finally reboot.

YES, THIS IS REALLY, REALLY ADVANCED! I GUARANTEEE THAT IF YOU AREN'T *SUPER CAREFUL*, YOU WILL TRASH WINDOWS XP. USE AT YOUR OWN EXTREME RISK!

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by bmgoodman In reply to How to change documents a ...

I have done this and confirmed it works, but it's FOR REALLY ADVANCED ADMINS! Be sure you back up everything first! If you don't understand EVERYTHING I'm saying, DON'T START.

First, you must already have a drive that is formatted and usable in XP.

You will need to create a BART PE disk (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/).

Boot from Bart PE and run A43 File Manager. Move entire "Documents and Settings" folder to

Run Regedit and use "Load Hive" to load ALL hives from C:\windows\system32\config called DEFAULT, SAM, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM. Load the hive NTUSER.DAT from EVERY USER PROFILE under C:\documents and settings". (ALLUSERS does not have NTUSER.DAT). You will need to name each hive as you load it. I would recommend a convention like myDEFAULT mySAM mySOFTWARE, etc.

Then, use Regedit's FIND feature to search for C:\Docum and %\Docum. This is to find all possible instances of "documents and settings". For every instance of "c:\documents and settings", edit it to "d:\documnents and settings". For every "%systemdrive%\documents and settings", change it to "d:\documents and settings". One area to note: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet001\Control\ContentIndex\Catalogs\System\Scopes has 3 *KEYS* whose names being with "C:\Document...". Press F2 to rename KEYS.

Anyway, keep working through the registry using F3 to ensure that there are NO instances left that refer to "c:\documents and settings" of "%systemdrive%\documents and settings". Then, unload each hive.

Finally reboot.

YES, THIS IS REALLY, REALLY ADVANCED! I GUARANTEEE THAT IF YOU AREN'T *SUPER CAREFUL*, YOU WILL TRASH WINDOWS XP. USE AT YOUR OWN EXTREME RISK!

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