My Documents drive letter

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johnducker

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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...
 

JenniferLore

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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.
 

johnducker

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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.
 

johnducker

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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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