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Windows 7: Question: Windows 7 Default My Documents

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
Question: Windows 7 Default My Documents

My name is Le0n, this is my first post and first thread. I've lurked and searched the forums here for solutions to my question before posting, but I haven't found anything specifically relating to what I am trying to do. This is going to be long but I'm trying to be as descriptive as possible.

I am using Windows 7 home premium, and what I use my PC for the most is gaming. I keep all my games installed on a separate drive from the Windows installation. Windows is on "C:\" and my games are kept on "D:\". I do this so that if the integrity of the OS is ever in question, and I need to format or replace a drive, I don't have to re-install or re-image almost thirty entire games(I also created backups for the registry entries for all of them).

The thing is, many of the more recent games create a folder called 'My Games' in the "C:\Users\*myuser*\Documents" directory. Other games or applications will create folders related to the games in the above directory, outside of the My Games folder.
For example, Dragon Age: Origins creates "C:\Users\*myuser*\Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age"
But Fallout 3 creates "C:\Users\*myuser*\Documents\My Games\Fallout3"

What I would like to do is move these directories to the related game folders on the "D:\" drive, but those game folders have their own reg entries(I assume) and any game related user changes or updates are also applied to files in these folders.

Does anyone know of an effective way to do this?

Thanks for any and all help!


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30 Mar 2011   #2

windows 7 pro x64 sp1

I would ask the same?
How to change default folder for "My Documents" ?
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