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Moving Address Book and Favorites Target


Overclocked Like A Mother
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,



I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
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


Overclocked Like A Mother
Do I just cut 'n' paste them to another partition?

How will the respective programs find where they are?

Thanks Khayman.



I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
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.
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:

Make sense? :)
Good luck!


I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
I would move the favourites to whatever directory you want, do the reg hack then reboot and see if they show up in IE


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.


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

quoted from TweakUI
To change the location of a special folder and simultaneously move the files, right-drag the folder to its desired new location and select "Move here" rather than using this dialog.
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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