Change the place of "My Documents"

Posted: 06-11-2006, 10:21 AM
First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.

In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
have to do.
If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
saversystem.
I hope someone can help me?

Change the place of "My Documents"


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M@dhat3rr
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-11-2006, 10:59 AM
First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
(without quotes). You will need to go to
'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
"K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry

Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
You should be done.

"Darkliner" wrote:
> First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
>
> In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> have to do.
> If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> saversystem.
> I hope someone can help me?
M@dhat3rr
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-11-2006, 11:26 AM
>right-click on Documents, and select the location tab

Update:

I was suppose to say right-click on Documents, select properties..., then
select the location tab. My brain needs more caffine

"M@dhat3rr" wrote:
> First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
> Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
> (without quotes). You will need to go to
> 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
> Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
> directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
> in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
> "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
>
> Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
> case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
> select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
> matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
> You should be done.
>
> "Darkliner" wrote:
>
> > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
> >
> > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> > have to do.
> > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> > saversystem.
> > I hope someone can help me?
David
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Re: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-11-2006, 12:27 PM
lol - good job i read this one, was about to say "Doh use location tab" :-P


"M@dhat3rr" <Mdhat3rr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60F12D63-E2AA-4E38-B2EC-0212EA51318F@microsoft.com...
> >right-click on Documents, and select the location tab
>
> Update:
>
> I was suppose to say right-click on Documents, select properties..., then
> select the location tab. My brain needs more caffine
>
> "M@dhat3rr" wrote:
>
>> First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the
>> Registry
>> Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
>> (without quotes). You will need to go to
>> 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
>> Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
>> directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition
>> (just
>> in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
>> "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
>>
>> Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
>> case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
>> select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
>> matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal"
>> key).
>> You should be done.
>>
>> "Darkliner" wrote:
>>
>> > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
>> > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
>> >
>> > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
>> > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the
>> > way i
>> > have to do.
>> > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my
>> > automatic
>> > saversystem.
>> > I hope someone can help me?
Darkliner
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-11-2006, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the fast answer, but i had hope it was easyer like WinXp. There i
can change the location without going into the registry.
If there is no other way i think i will try tomorrow with the registry. I'am
not afraid to go into it.

"M@dhat3rr" wrote:
> First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
> Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
> (without quotes). You will need to go to
> 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
> Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
> directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
> in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
> "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
>
> Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
> case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
> select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
> matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
> You should be done.
>
> "Darkliner" wrote:
>
> > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
> >
> > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> > have to do.
> > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> > saversystem.
> > I hope someone can help me?
Ian M. Walker
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-11-2006, 09:13 PM
Hiya,

go into the new Users folder, right click on the individual folders and
you'll see the "location" tab. This will show you the "move" option where
you can move them to wherever you like. There is no need to go into the
registry.

I too always save my data on another partition and I can't believe MS
doesn't highlight this obvious security feature.

"Darkliner" wrote:
> Thanks for the fast answer, but i had hope it was easyer like WinXp. There i
> can change the location without going into the registry.
> If there is no other way i think i will try tomorrow with the registry. I'am
> not afraid to go into it.
>
> "M@dhat3rr" wrote:
>
> > First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
> > Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
> > (without quotes). You will need to go to
> > 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
> > Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
> > directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
> > in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
> > "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
> >
> > Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
> > case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
> > select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
> > matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
> > You should be done.
> >
> > "Darkliner" wrote:
> >
> > > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> > > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
> > >
> > > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> > > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> > > have to do.
> > > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> > > saversystem.
> > > I hope someone can help me?
GreenSquirrel
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-13-2006, 06:01 PM

I did those same steps however whenever I go to install a new program I get
an "error 1327 invalid drive" message. I received that error with Adobe
Acrobat (Pro and Reader) as well as Office 2007 beta. Once I move it back to
the C: drive I can install programs again. My solution is to move it to the
local drive (defaults) then install the program(s) then move it back to my
network drive (h. Is there a better solution?

"Ian M. Walker" wrote:
> Hiya,
>
> go into the new Users folder, right click on the individual folders and
> you'll see the "location" tab. This will show you the "move" option where
> you can move them to wherever you like. There is no need to go into the
> registry.
>
> I too always save my data on another partition and I can't believe MS
> doesn't highlight this obvious security feature.
>
> "Darkliner" wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the fast answer, but i had hope it was easyer like WinXp. There i
> > can change the location without going into the registry.
> > If there is no other way i think i will try tomorrow with the registry. I'am
> > not afraid to go into it.
> >
> > "M@dhat3rr" wrote:
> >
> > > First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
> > > Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
> > > (without quotes). You will need to go to
> > > 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
> > > Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
> > > directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
> > > in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
> > > "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
> > >
> > > Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
> > > case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
> > > select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
> > > matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
> > > You should be done.
> > >
> > > "Darkliner" wrote:
> > >
> > > > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> > > > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
> > > >
> > > > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> > > > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> > > > have to do.
> > > > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> > > > saversystem.
> > > > I hope someone can help me?
GreenSquirrel
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-13-2006, 06:01 PM
I did those same steps however whenever I go to install a new program I get
an "error 1327 invalid drive" message. I received that error with Adobe
Acrobat (Pro and Reader) as well as Office 2007 beta. Once I move it back to
the C: drive I can install programs again. My solution is to move it to the
local drive (defaults) then install the program(s) then move it back to my
network drive (h. Is there a better solution?


"Ian M. Walker" wrote:
> Hiya,
>
> go into the new Users folder, right click on the individual folders and
> you'll see the "location" tab. This will show you the "move" option where
> you can move them to wherever you like. There is no need to go into the
> registry.
>
> I too always save my data on another partition and I can't believe MS
> doesn't highlight this obvious security feature.
>
> "Darkliner" wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the fast answer, but i had hope it was easyer like WinXp. There i
> > can change the location without going into the registry.
> > If there is no other way i think i will try tomorrow with the registry. I'am
> > not afraid to go into it.
> >
> > "M@dhat3rr" wrote:
> >
> > > First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
> > > Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
> > > (without quotes). You will need to go to
> > > 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
> > > Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
> > > directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
> > > in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
> > > "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
> > >
> > > Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
> > > case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
> > > select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
> > > matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
> > > You should be done.
> > >
> > > "Darkliner" wrote:
> > >
> > > > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> > > > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
> > > >
> > > > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> > > > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> > > > have to do.
> > > > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> > > > saversystem.
> > > > I hope someone can help me?
Darkliner
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RE: Change the place of "My Documents"
Posted: 06-14-2006, 08:28 PM
Hello M@dhat3rr

I have tried to do what you wrote, but i don't find the location tab. If i
make right-click on folder with my name ther is no location tab.
Also i want to move the mainfolder(with my name) to another partition, not
only "Documents".
Thanks for all

"" wrote:
> >right-click on Documents, and select the location tab
>
> Update:
>
> I was suppose to say right-click on Documents, select properties..., then
> select the location tab. My brain needs more caffine
>
> "M@dhat3rr" wrote:
>
> > First thing I will say is... if you are not comfortable using the Registry
> > Editor, then DON'T do this. Go to the run command, and type "regedit"
> > (without quotes). You will need to go to
> > 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell
> > Folders'. The 16th key from the top "Personal", you need to change the
> > directory. First cut and paste the Documents folder on a ntfs partition (just
> > in XP), then in the registry type in the new directory example:
> > "K:\Documents", again on the "Personal" key. Save and exit the registry
> >
> > Now you shouldn't have to do this next step, but I'll put it in just in
> > case, click on start, then go to Documents, right-click on Documents, and
> > select the location tab. Make sure that the directory on the location tab
> > matches the location you inputted into the Registry (on the "Personal" key).
> > You should be done.
> >
> > "Darkliner" wrote:
> >
> > > First i want to say "Hello" from Germany.
> > > My english isn't very well but i try to say what i want to say.
> > >
> > > In WinXP i could change the place of "My Documents" from "C" to "K".
> > > Now i want to do it at the same way with Vista, but i can't find the way i
> > > have to do.
> > > If i can do it, so i can save "My Documents" all the time with my automatic
> > > saversystem.
> > > I hope someone can help me?
 
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