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Old 03-20-2007
Henrik
 

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Redirect of (my Documents)
Hi

In Windows Vista the desktop icon My Documents in XP is replaced with a
personal icon that are pointing to the user profile ( C:\users\userid), is
there a way to change the behavior of this icon so it point to the documents
folder instead ( C:\users\userid\documents)?

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Old 03-20-2007
Malke
 

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Re: Redirect of (my Documents)
Henrik wrote:
> Hi
>
> In Windows Vista the desktop icon My Documents in XP is replaced with a
> personal icon that are pointing to the user profile ( C:\users\userid),
> is there a way to change the behavior of this icon so it point to the
> documents folder instead ( C:\users\userid\documents)?


Why not just remove the shortcut to the User Profile and then
right-click/drag the Documents icon to the Desktop, thereby making a
shortcut?


Malke
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Old 03-20-2007
Keith Miller MVP
 

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Re: Redirect of (my Documents)
You can hide the UserProfile folder on the desktop by right-clicking its
icon on the Start Menu & unchecking 'Show on Desktop'. This can also be
accomplished via:

Control Panel -> Personalization -> 'Change desktop icons' (in the left-hand
pane)

To display Documents on the desktop, you need a registry edit. Copy the
text between the lines below into Notepad & save as a .reg file. Then merge
the reg file.

Machine Wide:
-------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000

-------------------------------------------

Per-User:
-------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000

-------------------------------------------

You'll may need to logoff/logon for the Desktop to update after the reg
edit.


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> Hi
>
> In Windows Vista the desktop icon My Documents in XP is replaced with a
> personal icon that are pointing to the user profile ( C:\users\userid), is
> there a way to change the behavior of this icon so it point to the
> documents folder instead ( C:\users\userid\documents)?


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