Moving Address Book and Favorites Target

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I would like to move my Address Book and My Favorites Links to another partition. I tried the "Find Target" in their respective properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Maybe it is a registry edit.


    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    You favourites are in C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Favorites

    Address book i think is on
    C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Do I just cut 'n' paste them to another partition?

    How will the respective programs find where they are?

    Thanks Khayman.

    Heeter
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Well you can just move your favourites, their just files. However they won't show up in IE. There might be a reg hack around that, someone else might be able o help wit that.

    When you talk about Address Book, are you talking about Outlook Express? because if you are then the easy way of saving it else where is on the File ->Export menu and Import it again from File->Import menu.
     
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Moving the location of your favorites...

    In the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

    Add or Edit the following STRING value:
    Favorites=x:\folder\favorites

    Make sense? :)
    Good luck!
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Actually... within that key there are a lot of values that you can change...
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Awesome.

    Do I need to move the folder as well or just reboot after the edit?

    Heeter
     
  8. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I would move the favourites to whatever directory you want, do the reg hack then reboot and see if they show up in IE
     
  9. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    You will have to move the folder before it will work. You will also have to reboot.
     
  10. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Great,

    Thanks a bunch guys. Would you know where the reg hack would be for the OE address book?

    Heeter
     
  11. yoyo

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    You can move the favorite folder without any registry hack.
    Just drag it with the right mouse button and choose "move here".
    The registry settings are updated automatically.
     
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  13. walkabout

    walkabout OSNN Renegade

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    Hi Guys, just putting in my 2 cents worth :) Tweak UI has the ability to help you to move folders to a location of your choosing.
     
  14. yoyo

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    TweakUI will only change the target, it will not move the folder or the files in it.

    quoted from TweakUI
    It is so easy, try it. Move the folder, then go to the registrykey mentioned above and you will see that it is already changed.

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