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Re: Changing the path User folder

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Re: Changing the path User folder
VI was glad to see that in the folder options of the 'User's Files' folders.
And I changed them all to my second drive. This moved the folders from the
C:\users\username folder to the new location.

Then i installed an app that wanted to use one of the folders. It 'called'
to the C:\USERS\<USERNAME>\CONTACTS folder which wasnt there, and so created
a new one. Now in my User's Files folder there are two contacts folders. did
this with another app and created another documents folder.

So i thought, maybe i will create symlinks in the c:\users\username folder
for the contacts folder, documents etc. then redirect the folders back to the
c:\users location (but really the data was still on second drive becasue i
created the symlinks <thought that was crafty myself :-) > BUT errored
saying i couldnt move to symlink. (it actually stated a proper term for a
symlink\junction but i cant remember that name right now )

So, what is the point of being able to move the location of the folder the
links/hardlinks/shell folder in the "users files" folder if it doesnt
redirect the other pointers to C:\users\username\folder as well?

Any ideas on how to redirect the folders entirely/achieve what i am trying
to do? andy information on the folder "User's files"? is it a Hardlink, shell
folder/component, something else?

Thanks everyone!

"Reed [MVP]" wrote:

> This is handled a little differently in Vista. You can change the location
> of the Documents folder, which is Vista's equivalent to the My Documents
> folder in XP.
>
> Click the Vista Start button, right-click on Documents and select
> Properties. Then select the Location tab on the properties page to change
> the location.
>
> -Reed Rinn
> MVP Shell / User
>
>
>
> "Gjert Stensrud" <gjerts@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23SLK1HRmGHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> >I prefer to have my personal files and documents stored on my D-drive.
> > The path to my User folder is by default C:\Users\User.
> > Is there any way to change this?
> >
> > -Gjert

>
>
>

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