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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Location

26 Mar 2015   #290
Aldrap

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Brink, for this quick reply!

I have already tried to do this - does not worked

Tried all variables that suits my problem from this list: List of Environment Variables in Windows Operating System - AskVG - nothing worked

This variables opens C:\Users\%MyUserName% directory (like in the first screen)


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26 Mar 2015   #291
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Here's one more target to try.

explorer.exe shell:::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}

If not, then see how the user folder in the navigation pane may work.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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26 Mar 2015   #292
Aldrap

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Brink! Thank you! Thank you so much!!!

explorer.exe shell:::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} woking!

I am so happy!!!
Thanks a lot!
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26 Mar 2015   #293
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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18 May 2015   #294
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Brink!

Very nice article, though I cannot see that it helped my targeted problem & fix. Does not seem to be your fault at all but I may have missed it. I was and am looking for a way to be certain that the position (location) of each folder I place on my desktop is fixed at that exact spot untill I desire to change that location to a different spot. This would and must occur when the align to grid option is disabled.

Should a new question be posted in a separate thread? If not, where is this subject covered in this thread? I

Your various threads are very much appreciated BTW. Always look for them first.

Thanks for the help again, diligent
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18 May 2015   #295
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Diligent,

Yeah, that wouldn't be related to this tutorial.

You can right click on your desktop, and click on to uncheck both "Auto Arrange Icons" and "Align Icons to Grid" to help.
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19 May 2015   #296
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

That traditional untick didn't work on xp nor now on win7. Bt I did further research. Is this (see url below) good info now?

ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

Microsoft seemed to think so in 2009: Windows 7 won't remember my desktop folder locations - Microsoft Community
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19 May 2015   #297
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's worth a try, but from my experience, everything only works temporarily for it since they usually get auto arranged every time explorer gets restarted.

A program like below to remember/restore desktops should work if the above doesn't.

Desktop Icon Saver v1.0
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19 May 2015   #298
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Yup, always has been a problem. Ran a google-it and all kinds of programs like that. Going with your recommendation first cause U said so and because Sourceforge is a pretty good source from my experiences. Thanks so much again, Diligent
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19 May 2015   #299
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I hope it serves you well.
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