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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Location

10 Sep 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Churin,

The shell command shell:UsersFilesFolder is just another way to open the C:\Users\(user-name) folder. That's all.

If you wanted to relocate the C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder, then you would select the Favorites folder when you get to step 5.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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11 Sep 2009   #11
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Hi, Brink;

As you know my recent problem of relocating Favorites folder has been resolved but I am still asking question in that thread about Barman58's recommended practice. I thought reviewing this Tutorial might help understand what he is saying.

Getting back to the topic of this thread, I read the entire tutorial before posting my question.

For example, if shell:Favorites is executed a list of its contents is displayed. Then what to do with it? Why is this step neccessary to do the step 5?
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11 Sep 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Churin,

I think you may have gotten twisted up a bit with this.

In step 4, you would only want to type exacly shell:UsersFilesFolder in the Start Menu and press enter to open the C:\Users\(user name) folder. Not shell:Favorites.

Then in step 5, you would right click on the Favorites folder to finish the rest of the tutorial to relocate it.
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11 Sep 2009   #13
crasher23

Windows 7
 
 
Move user folder to another partition

Hi, First thanks for keep running this useful forum, My English is not very good, so please be bear with me.

My problem is: I have already moved all the sub-folders to another partition (from "C:\users\me\xxx-xxx-xxx" to "D:\me\xxx-xxx-xxx") but when I click on the start menu "me" it sends me to "C:\Users\me" and I have all my data in "D:\me".
So my question is how can I do the same thing I did with the sub-folders with the main folder, I mean change its location to my other partition??

by the way, when I type shell:UsersFilesFolder inthe start menu and it opens the "C:\Users\me" folder when I do right click on it there is not properties menu and when I click Customize Folder a message that says "the properties for this item are not available".

Thanks In Advance.
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11 Sep 2009   #14
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crasher23 View Post
Hi, First thanks for keep running this useful forum, My English is not very good, so please be bear with me.
...Thanks In Advance.
Read the very first message in this thread. It is a how to guide.
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11 Sep 2009   #15
crasher23

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crasher23 View Post
Hi, First thanks for keep running this useful forum, My English is not very good, so please be bear with me.
...Thanks In Advance.
Read the very first message in this thread. It is a how to guide.

I see that now thanks for pointing it out, however if you check the title of the tutorial you can realize that it is not accurate because you are not changing the default location of the user folders but the sub-folders, and that is the reason of my question. So I think it would be appropriate to answer it here instead of somewhere else IMAO. But it is alright if you can't do it here.
Thanks anyway.
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12 Sep 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Crasher,

The title is "User Folders" for changing the user folders, and not "User Folder" for changing the user folder itself.

I have added more to the tutorial under step 5 to help show you how to do this better.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Sep 2009   #17
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Churin,

I think you may have gotten twisted up a bit with this.

In step 4, you would only want to type exacly shell:UsersFilesFolder in the Start Menu and press enter to open the C:\Users\(user name) folder. Not shell:Favorites.

Then in step 5, you would right click on the Favorites folder to finish the rest of the tutorial to relocate it.
My apology: It must be that I did not type shell:UsersFilesFolder correctly since I got "No items match search".
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12 Sep 2009   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Churin,

I think you may have gotten twisted up a bit with this.

In step 4, you would only want to type exacly shell:UsersFilesFolder in the Start Menu and press enter to open the C:\Users\(user name) folder. Not shell:Favorites.

Then in step 5, you would right click on the Favorites folder to finish the rest of the tutorial to relocate it.
My apology: It must be that I did not type shell:UsersFilesFolder correctly since I got "No items match search".
No problem Churin. Did you get it sorted out?
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13 Sep 2009   #19
churin

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Churin,

I think you may have gotten twisted up a bit with this.

In step 4, you would only want to type exacly shell:UsersFilesFolder in the Start Menu and press enter to open the C:\Users\(user name) folder. Not shell:Favorites.

Then in step 5, you would right click on the Favorites folder to finish the rest of the tutorial to relocate it.
My apology: It must be that I did not type shell:UsersFilesFolder correctly since I got "No items match search".
No problem Churin. Did you get it sorted out?
Yes. I could resume the procedure correctly at the step 5 even though I goofed at the step 4. That's why I wondered what the step 4 was for, which prompted me to post the question.
Thanks for your help.
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