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Windows 7: Moving Shell folders by registry

15 Jul 2010   #1

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Moving Shell folders by registry

Hi all,

I just found a tutorial which describes how-to change the user shell folders (For example My Videos) in Videos 7.

The registry Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]

contain the data. After changing the path and rebooting it switched to the new Path - Fine.

What I wanted now is to change all the path by executing a req file (or batch). So I exported the path and got a very complex binary file which does not allow to directly change the path.

Is there a way to generate the code for a path or is this system specific?

Thanks in advance and Regards,


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