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    Moving My Documents using TweakUI 1.33

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    I have downloaded MS-TweakUI ver 1.33 that is supposed to work with Windows 2000 Pro, and I need to move the My Documents special System Folder off C: Drive and onto my D: drive where I already have a folder that I made and called My Documents.

    I could not find the place where using TweakUI will allow me to do this change. I know its there, just not sure if version 1.33 still supports this feature.

    Is there a document describing TweakUI in details? I know its not supported, but maybe one of you Good People has done some research on this topic.

    Thanks for any insight.

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    Re: Moving My Documents using TweakUI 1.33

    Wassim, you're right - it's there. Look on the My Computer tab, in the lower half of the dialog....as shown in the attached screen shot.
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    Re: Moving My Documents using TweakUI 1.33

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Mark

    Duh <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> I guess once I am on dial-up, on the road using dial-up, my brain slows down as well as my download.

    I tried it, and then I got this freaky message and stopped. I should have read the message better.

    Now when I do change the location, and there is already a folder on my D: drive, will that work or will it conflict with the name already there?

    Why not try it, you see another slowing of the brain, I need a <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> to get back in gear.

    Thanks again

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    Re: Moving My Documents using TweakUI 1.33

    Freaky message...possibly a warning that you could really screw things up by changing special folders? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> 'Here's a hammer, don't smash your fingers...'

    It will work just fine with that other folder already in existence - and in fact, it needs to be there because TweakUI won't create it. I just had a brainwave and realized that you could have also accomplished the same thing by right-clicking on the My Documents folder, selecting Properties, and changing the location there as well. I believe that actually moves documents but I usually do this as the first part of an installation, so I can't validate that.

    And, if you're a registry fiend, all of the 'special folders' (or at least most of them) are located at HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerUser Shell Folders. I mention this because Internet Explorer has this very annoying habit of insisting on logging you off to change the location of Temporary Internet Files - by entering the path using the registry editor (with all instances of IE closed), you can avoid logging off.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Moving My Documents using TweakUI 1.33

    Changing the folder location using "Properties" was the perfect solution for me, and didn't have to rely on using TweakUI or other add-in. The My Documents folder and all contents were moved to the new location. Even though Win2K insisted on creating a new My Documents under Documents and SettingsUser, the computer still uses the location I set.

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