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Relocating the MY "whatever" folders

in XP.

Will be setting up a new computer with a boot partition and a D partition. In order to create ways to help the user NOT install things on the boot partiton, can I move all of those silly MY this, My that, folders to the D drive?? Can I simply right drag and then do I say move here. Will that change the path??? Or a better way.

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Thanx Ed O

Gee I've resisted getting tweak UI for years, because I have never found any use for it. but this computer is for a Granddaughter in the sixth grade wanting to learn how to write game programs. Had Amazon send her a bunch of books. Gave me a good excuse to make my first 64 bit machine for her Birthday.

Maybe I'll put the stuff on and let her set up the tweaks. She's in oregon, I'm in Pennsy. I hate programming.

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Re: Thanx Ed O

This is the standard way:

Q310147 - How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder.

The more interesting case it?s when the My X folders are completely independent and let?s say on different partitions. This might require either manually registry change or a crafted reg (or inf) file.

Maybe a "X Files" job for Scully or Mulder or ..... Wink

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

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Also thanx Cetin. Good to see

you around. I remember you as a great Moderator in Alfred Poor's where Toni H. learned to do the computer walk.

You may have missed the post the Ed O made from one of Toni's early posts, it was a riot. I'm an email friend of Toni's and really enjoyed it. Reminded me of the old forum days.

Thanx again I'll print that out. I haven't received the XP w SP2 CD yet.

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You are welcome Ray ?

I didn't know about Ed's post but I found it quickly (Advanced Search was good enough). Yes, I do remember those Alfred Poor's Forum archives, but I wasn't present those days. I began posting around April 1998. I do remember Toni's posts between the end 1998 - beginning 1999 related to Octek motherboard (yellow mark on IDE under Win95, failed BIOS flash, disk activity at midnight, LOL).

Regarding your posts, I also remember a young guy who posted some Tips (copied and pasted from other web pages). You liked, Ed O'D and Lloyd J. raised the plagiarism issue. Another one of yours (those days) was related with Intel Bus Master drivers (posted both of us in the same thread). I do remember BatMan Bill's deleting the Enum key in the registry, windows 9x cloning, tons of MSKBs posts. Wink. And of course Alfred's posts written with such a joviality tone and /or technical skills mixed with jokes and suprisingly direction twists.

I have so many memories from those pioneer days, I might write a book Wink.

You are welcome and regards,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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