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Old 02-28-2007
Piotr Wozniacki
 

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cutom setting for the folder locations
Hi,

I'm dual-booting the Vista Business x64 with XP Pro (and will for some time,
untill most aplications run flawlessly on Vista. For disk space
efficiency, I'd like to keep a Program Files folder in a common place
(partition) for both OS'es - how do I do it? Of course, only the Vista's
Program Files (X86) should be physically the same as the XP's Program
Files...

Similarly, I'd like the My Documents folder to be physically the same place
(on a separate partition, preferrably).

Thanks for you suggestions!

Piotr

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Old 02-28-2007
Piotr Wozniacki
 

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Re: cutom setting for the folder locations
Thanks Steve for the "Location" option - works great for all special
folders!

Piotr

"Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
news:E8DD1DB9-3FFB-4346-9EB9-4E7135F3A004@microsoft.com...
>I would not recommend sharing the Program Files directory between OSs,
>particularly XP and Vista.
>
> You can customize the Documents location by right clicking on Documents in
> Explorer and then going to Location.
>
> steve
>
> "Piotr Wozniacki" <p.wozniacki@wp.pl> wrote in message
> news:7A7122DE-8409-4348-86D2-9969E6501F1C@microsoft.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm dual-booting the Vista Business x64 with XP Pro (and will for some
>> time, untill most aplications run flawlessly on Vista. For disk space
>> efficiency, I'd like to keep a Program Files folder in a common place
>> (partition) for both OS'es - how do I do it? Of course, only the Vista's
>> Program Files (X86) should be physically the same as the XP's Program
>> Files...
>>
>> Similarly, I'd like the My Documents folder to be physically the same
>> place (on a separate partition, preferrably).
>>
>> Thanks for you suggestions!
>>
>> Piotr

>


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Old 02-28-2007
etoel
 

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Re: cutom setting for the folder locations
Just want to add that you might want to take a look at your file permissions
as well - the account in XP is unknown to Vista (and vice versa).
If you start changing the access rights you will run into trouble
This only applies if you actually have any permissions set on your documents
folder


"Piotr Wozniacki" <p.wozniacki@wp.pl> skrev i melding
news:7A7122DE-8409-4348-86D2-9969E6501F1C@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I'm dual-booting the Vista Business x64 with XP Pro (and will for some
> time, untill most aplications run flawlessly on Vista. For disk space
> efficiency, I'd like to keep a Program Files folder in a common place
> (partition) for both OS'es - how do I do it? Of course, only the Vista's
> Program Files (X86) should be physically the same as the XP's Program
> Files...
>
> Similarly, I'd like the My Documents folder to be physically the same
> place (on a separate partition, preferrably).
>
> Thanks for you suggestions!
>
> Piotr


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