Have you ever wanted to change the location
of the My Documents folder from the local hard drive to a network
drive? In previous versions of the Windows operating system,
performing this task required a series of tricky registry
edits.

However, that’s not the case in Windows XP. A
built-in feature allows you to quickly and easily change the
location of My Documents.

Follow these steps:

  1. Press [Windows]E to open My Computer.
  2. Right-click the My Documents icon in the
    folder tree, and select Properties.

This opens the My Documents Properties dialog
box, and selects the Target tab by default. My Documents is
actually a shortcut to a folder, and the Target text box in the
Target Folder Location section displays the path to this
folder.


To change the location of the My Documents
folder, type the new path in the Target text box, or click the Move
button.

Clicking the Move button opens a standard
browsing dialog box. Use the controls to drill down to any local or
network drive you want.


Click OK to close all dialog boxes.