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Windows 7: Moving Default User Doc Location?

26 Oct 2009   #11
heismark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigAdam View Post
Tried that, turns out it just sort of borks any new accounts.

Well, raise the new accounts you need and then make the folder changes.

You can raise a number of extra accounts and probably rename them later?


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26 Oct 2009   #12
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigAdam View Post
Heres the thing, in case anyone else comes upon this.

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You can add any folder to a library or create a new library, but this does not move any files. The library only gathers links. In other words, if a program you installed wanted to create a folder in 'Documents' the folder would still be on the C: drive as you have not moved the original Document folder.

The first link I gave you will show you how to actually move that documents/music/pictures folder to the E: drive. If you make the E: drive your documents folder using this method, then when something of that nature happens, the folder will be created on the E: drive.

Maybe you already know all that, but I just want to be sure.

Gary
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26 Oct 2009   #13
ffcloud2000

Win7
 
 

I just reinstalled windows and tested out the registry edit to change where the user folder is located and it worked perfectly just run cmd when your about to enter in the user profile info during install and voila

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