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Master Geek

# 21723 5-May-2008 11:35
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I've googled around and found a few registry find-and-replace fixes, but they just don't seem to stick.

I'd like to relocate Documents & Settings for ALL USERS on an existing install of XP Pro. I want to move it to a secondary disk.

How is this best achieved?


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Master Geek

  # 128756 6-May-2008 11:39
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Is it not possible? I've been trying, and failed so far: XP just keeps on moving stuff back, even after replacing all instances of C:\Documents... with E:\ thru the registry.

I'm no Windows expert, though, but I figured there would be a method. Any ideas?

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  # 128826 6-May-2008 15:20
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It's very easy to do, as all the functionality is there to do it. Just open Windows Explorer, right click on My Documents and choose Properties. Click on the Target tab and change it to want you want. If you already have documents there, I tend to use the Move option button. This is all detailed in the following support article on the Microsoft site:


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  # 129193 7-May-2008 18:15
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thanks photoman

are you sure that "Documents and Settings" and "My Documents" are the same? speaking from memory, i thought that the documents&settings folder included a bunch of folders, one of which was My Docs ... but the others add up to a fair bit of space too

i'll give your advice a crack once i fire up XP next and see what the results are ...


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  # 129197 7-May-2008 18:28
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