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By colin.mac ·
Windows 2000 automatically creates a folder on the C: drive called Documents and Settings. It then creates sub-folders for each User and stores things like My Documents, Favourites etc.

I've got a partition on my hard drive and I was wandering if it is possible to move the entire folder to the drive.

Thanks in advance....

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by pisces_ldh In reply to My Documents

I don't think so that u can move the entire documents and settings folder but u can use folder redirection setting in group policy to access some folders from other drive. These folders are
Application Data
Desktop
My Documents
My Pictures
Start Menu
Moreover u can limit the max size of user profile using group policy

Hope u get the answer. Pls feel free to email me

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by Benyo In reply to My Documents

Why would you want to do this? The only benefit I can think of is for not storing a huge amount of data in My Documents on the C drive. You can move the My Documents folder very easily. On the desktop, right click on My Documents and choose properties. Within the Target tab, click on Move and select a new place to store My Documents.

I will look into moving te entire Documents and Settings folder and get back to you.

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by colin.mac In reply to My Documents

I've been using the change of location for My
Documents and pointed it to my \My Documents. But the reason I want to move the entire Documents and settings is because applications default to saving in the C:\Documents and settings\profiles..... even when you set the path to \My Documents in the options of the application. I think it's going to involve a bit of thinking to come up with the path for changing the Documents ad settings to point to the drive, what about in the registry ? anything we could change in there ?

p.s. I received an e-mail from Tech republic the other day instructing me to award points for a previous question i'd asked. As there's no obvious way of awarding and I've been a bit of a lazy arse when it comesto reading the rules, how do you award points ?

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by colin.mac In reply to My Documents

How weird is that I just posted this answer as a reply to you and this is the first time i've seen these "Rate this answer" box, wot's that all about ?

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