Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New installation of 7127

26 May 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
New installation of 7127

Ive just clean installed 7127 after having various problems with RC. My current problem is with permissions. All through-out beta Ive been using the built-in administrator account. This time however I thought Id stick with the user level account.

I normally move most of the folders under c:\users\<account> to drive F:\users\<account> but there are some such as my documents and music that refuse to relocate.

-permissions.jpg




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

You can actually change the 'Shell Folders' locations.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Something in that key may be able to help, and a change may mean a permission change too but i've not tried it.

Hope it help



Jeff
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

ah excellent! and theres a lot more that can be changed this way too!

Its probably not adviseable to relocate Appdata.

edit: i would rep you but i need to spread more around
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

No worries fella, you can also change the default installation path. Have a read Here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hmm although I changed the registry entries and rebooted, the user account folders are still pointing to c:\ like c:\users\<account>\favorites.

Its My docs, music, videos, pictures that I cant relocate. Where I want to put them was previously used at the built-in administrator account level.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #6
bhuulo

 

you can change ur default folder from here also C:\Users\swarfega (swarfega is the username here) but no so extensively but for a new user this is safe....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

You might also want to look at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

The whole 'Administrator' account deal is a bit sh*te really. I thought we were administrators
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #9
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

haha, maybe using the admin acc would be the better idea?

Enzo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The idea behind using user level accounts is your more protected behind UAC etc whereas with full administrator you have more access.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New installation of 7127




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Far cry 2 and Win7 7127??
After upgrading to build 7127, I can't play Far Cry 2 i DX10 mode anymore? "farcry2.exe has stopped working" That is all the info I get. If in DX9 it runs just fine. Is there a DX10 update somewhere to windows 7?
Gaming
New Error on 7127 x64
Hi, I've been into this problem for about 30 minutes, Everytime I tried to install a program I ran into this error, cannot open Photoshop (already installed), Thunderbird, or another software.:shock: any one have an idea?
Software
WOW! A Bug in Win 7 7127 x64?
Ahhh... s**t. I was quite proud to say that I have had a 'bug-free' time since using all builds of Windows 7 so far. Until now. I have just had to reset my PC as when I booted up before all I got was a black screen with the build info showing in the bottom right corner of the screen and the...
General Discussion
Can I install 7127 on 256 MB of RAM?
Im doing a computer restore for someone- using 7127. Can I go ahead and install it on 256MB of RAM with a Celeron M 1.4GHz? They are getting 1 GB of RAM in the next 3 days. Thanks!
Installation & Setup
What's new in build 7127?
I'm a sucker for always downloading new builds of W7. What's new in 7127 that was not in the RC?
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App