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    Under Windows XP we set up our own Documents and Settings and Favorites on drive D: So that if the programme drive C: or the OS crashed then our data was safe. We used TweakUi and directed its Special Folders to D&S on drive D:
    So, here's the question - does anyone know if a) TweakUi works under W7 or if there is a W7 version of it please?
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    TweakUI XP doesn't work on Windows Vista, so I assume it won't work on Windows 7 either.

    Microsoft didn't release a version of TweakUI for Windows Vista, but there's a free third-party utility Ultimate Windows Tweaker that reputedly works on Windows 7 too.

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    [quote name='StephenElms' post='783756' date='09-Jul-2009 13:24']Under Windows XP we set up our own Documents and Settings and Favorites on drive D: So that if the programme drive C: or the OS crashed then our data was safe. We used TweakUi and directed its Special Folders to D&S on drive D:
    So, here's the question - does anyone know if a) TweakUi works under W7 or if there is a W7 version of it please?[/quote]
    I don't see any need for Tweak UI here (I have it and use it in XP, but not for this), and as said it doesn't work in post XP OS's.

    Try the old fashioned way that works in XP as well (i.e. no need for Tweak UI). Albeit in 7 you have a little different path to reach the folders and their properties to do it.

    In Windows 7 (RC):
    1. Create the destination folder(s).
    2. Click on your user name on the Start Menu to open your profile.
    3. Right-click on the folder you want to move, for example "My Documents" (which is just system name not a folder name) and select Properties.
    4. Select the Location tab and then move the folder with, eh, the Move button. Select the folder from step 1 (click on it, don't open it), click OK in the Properties dialogue and click Yes in the Move Folder dialogue if you want to move the files to the new location.

    Tweak UI in XP can only be used to point at a folder, with the other option sans Tweak UI, you can point (set the new folder) or move the content at the same time.

    (It could be done with a select plus a right-click drag as well.)

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    [quote name='HansV' post='783758' date='09-Jul-2009 12:30']TweakUI XP doesn't work on Windows Vista, so I assume it won't work on Windows 7 either.

    Microsoft didn't release a version of TweakUI for Windows Vista, but there's a free third-party utility Ultimate Windows Tweaker that reputedly works on Windows 7 too.[/quote]
    Thanks Hans. I downloaded it and having looked through the many tweaks there doesn't appear to be options for setting Special Folders. I've asked that question too, on their forum.
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    [quote name='StephenElms' post='783756' date='09-Jul-2009 07:24']Under Windows XP we set up our own Documents and Settings and Favorites on drive D: So that if the programme drive C: or the OS crashed then our data was safe. We used TweakUi and directed its Special Folders to D&S on drive D:
    So, here's the question - does anyone know if a) TweakUi works under W7 or if there is a W7 version of it please?[/quote]

    Stephen, if you're considering a new OS (Windows 7), you may want to consider some of the new concepts (features) that come with it. Windows 7 Libraries may do for you what TweakUI did in the past. Store all your data in folders on D: and add those folders to the Documents library. That should accomplish the task without having to jump through hoops like moving system folders and doing registry hacks.
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    [quote name='PaulB' post='783864' date='09-Jul-2009 17:11']Stephen, if you're considering a new OS (Windows 7), you may want to consider some of the new concepts (features) that come with it. Windows 7 Libraries may do for you what TweakUI did in the past. Store all your data in folders on D: and add those folders to the Documents library. That should accomplish the task without having to jump through hoops like moving system folders and doing registry hacks.[/quote]

    I agree with the adjusting to new concepts and I think libraries are a really cooly feature. However, that will not help with having programs default to saving to a drive other than where the "Documents" folder is located. You still need to change the "Documents" folder location.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='783890' date='09-Jul-2009 21:07']I agree with the adjusting to new concepts and I think libraries are a really cooly feature. However, that will not help with having programs default to saving to a drive other than where the "Documents" folder is located. You still need to change the "Documents" folder location.

    Joe[/quote]

    Good point!
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    [quote name='joeperez' post='783890' date='09-Jul-2009 21:07']I agree with the adjusting to new concepts and I think libraries are a really cooly feature. However, that will not help with having programs default to saving to a drive other than where the "Documents" folder is located. You still need to change the "Documents" folder location.

    Joe[/quote]

    In Post 785415 you linked to a good article explaining the use/benefits of Libraries. In it, it says that you can "Change the default save location. The default save location determines where an item is stored when it's copied, moved, or saved to the library."

    Do you think this negates the need (discussed in this thread) to 'move' default folders off "C:" by specifying a default save folder on "D:"?
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    [quote name='PaulB' post='785951' date='23-Jul-2009 12:28']In Post 785415 you linked to a good article explaining the use/benefits of Libraries. In it, it says that you can "Change the default save location. The default save location determines where an item is stored when it's copied, moved, or saved to the library."

    Do you think this negates the need (discussed in this thread) to 'move' default folders off "C:" by specifying a default save folder on "D:"?[/quote]

    I have not experimented so I don't know for sure. It may depend on how well behaved, in a programming sense, that a program is. For example, I expect that the Office 2007 suite would be OK. I'd not be so sure about a third party program.

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