my documents in xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mike09, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

    Washingtonville , New York
    i know there is a way to do this but i dont know how. i plan o formating my drive so that xp is on a seperate partition. how can i move the my documents folder (or documents and settings folder) onto the other partition. thanks in advance.
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    There is a couple of ways to do this, here's one:

    To change the default location of the My Documents folder, follow these steps:

    Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
    Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
    Click the Target tab.
    In the Target box, do one of the following:
    Type the path to the folder location that you want, and then click OK. For example, D:\My Stuff.
    If the folder does not exist, the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.
    Click Move, click the folder in which to store your documents, and then click OK twice.

    If you need to create a new folder, click Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK twice.
    In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Here's the other method:

    Start regedit.exe.
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User Shell Folders.
    Double-click Personal (for My Documents) and change the value.
    Close regedit.
    Log off and restart the machine for the change to take effect.
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    You can also use cut & paste.