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My Documents drive letter

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by johnducker, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. johnducker

    johnducker Thread Starter

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    Hi,98
    I recently partitioned my hard drive and moved 'My Documents' to a new partition (D:). I reset the link by right clicking the 'My documents' icon, selecting properties and changing the target. This worked fine.

    I then installed Linux, and this is where the fun started - the drive assignments changed and my old D: drive is now my E: drive (presumably D: is now a Linux partion). The problem is that I can't change 'My Documents' to point to a target of 'E:\My Documents'. I overtype the D: with E: but it refuses to take me seriously. It just puts itself back to D:. Short of uninstalling Linux, does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    John.

    I'm running Win98 first edition by the way...
     
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    Naviagte the registry to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shell folders

    Edit the path for the "Personal" key to whatever location you prefer.
     
  3. johnducker

    johnducker Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I tried that, and the registry entry reads E:\My Documents but the desktop icon properties still reads D:\My Documents. I've rebooted, and tried to alter the desktop link, but it doesn't want to know...
    Thanks,
    John.
     
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    johnducker Thread Starter

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    Sorted! I carried on through the registry and I found another reference to D:\My Documents which I changed. Thanks very much for your help.
    John.
     
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