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Windows 7: New installation of 7127


26 May 2009   #1

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.

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26 May 2009   #2

 
 

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
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26 May 2009   #3

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
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26 May 2009   #4

 
 

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

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.
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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....
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26 May 2009   #7

 
 

You might also want to look at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
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26 May 2009   #8

 
 

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

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

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

Enzo.
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26 May 2009   #10

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.
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