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Changing default paths

Postby Roberto Herndez » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 07:02:14 GMT

How can I change the default path for the Documents and Settings and Program 
Files to other partition?



Re: Changing default paths

Postby Andre Da Costa [Extended64] » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 07:32:21 GMT

Right click My Documents icon on your Start Menu, choose properties and type 
in target, under Target folder location.
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Re: Changing default paths

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:14:08 GMT

Ultimately, it's a registry hack, and a fairly extensive one, to get ALL 
your stuff moved. Look in HKLM\Software\Micrsoft\WindowsNT\Shell, and 
Explorer, if remember correctly.

All the usual caveats about editing the registry apply, in spades. Be 
careful, make backups, do at your own risk, YMMV, etc.


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Re: Changing default paths

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:21:02 GMT

That will get My Documents, but leaves a whole lot else behind. :(

One of the features I've asked for moving forward is a default of Documents 
and Settings being on a separate partition if one is available. This 
simplifies recovery in the event of an ugly mess or malware event that 
requires a rebuild.


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RE: Changing default paths

Postby Q2FybG9z » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:57:05 GMT

Roberto:
Use TweakUI64.
It is an independent x64 version of MS tweakui.
This is their web page:
 http://www.**--****.com/ 
And this is the download link:
 http://www.**--****.com/ 
Carlos

Roberto:
Te conviene usar la versin 64 bits del PowerToy TweakUI.
Hay unos tipos que la han desarrollado, o sea, no es oficial de Microsoft.
Arriba en este e-mail te he colocado los links.
Puedes cambiar no slo las rutas por defecto sino infinidad de cosas, como 
con el viejo TweakUI de 32 bits.
Carlos (de Argentina)





Re: Changing default paths

Postby roman modic » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 19:45:45 GMT

Hello!






Is it possible to set this paths in specific text file _before_ installing
Windows XP x64?

Thanks, Roman 



Re: Changing default paths

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 03:25:51 GMT

It's technically possible, using automated deployment tools, but not 
trivial. This is something I'd suggest you ask in a deployment newsgroup. 
There's a client deployment newsgroup that's probably your best bet.

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Re: Changing default paths

Postby Darrellg » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 03:40:41 GMT

Hello Roman,
For Doucments and Settings you can use unattended settings during 
installation:

ProfilesDir
Specifies the location of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 family profiles.

Syntax ProfilesDir = path_to_profile_folder 
Value path_to_profile_folder 
Default Value "%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Documents and Settings" 
Example ProfilesDir = "%SYSTEMROOT%\Profiles"
 
Comments This entry is useful if you require new installations to use the 
same profile folder as Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000. This entry is valid 
only on clean installations of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 family. 
Setup ignores this entry during upgrades. 
The specified directory can contain an environment variable such as 
%SYSTEMDRIVE% or %SYSTEMROOT%. Enclose path_to_profile_folder in quotation 
marks if it is a long file name or if it contains an environment variable.
 

Thanks,
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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Re: Changing default paths

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 04:36:57 GMT

The tricky part is getting a way to do that, since he can't boot except off 
the CD to do the install, and may not have 64-bit WinPE available. It could 
be done with RIS, but it's non-trivial if the network driver isn't one of 
those that's in the box. The storage drivers are a bit easier, you can even 
resort to F6 during the process.

A good resource for this is: 
 http://www.**--****.com/ 


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Re: Changing default paths

Postby Roberto Herndez » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 06:00:37 GMT

Gracias.
Funciona bien.

Ahora lo que me gustar es poder cambiar el directorio por defecto para 
instalaci de nuevos programas "Program Files" y tambi  los directorios 
temporales.

Gracias.










Re: Changing default paths

Postby Q2FybG9z » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 09:34:03 GMT

Roberto:
Glad to hear that.
About the Program Files folder relocation well... this is as far as I can get.
Maybe the Microsoft nerds will help you.
See ya.
Carlos

Roberto:
Qu bueno que pudiste solucionar tu problema, aunque parcialmente.
No te puedo ayudar con la reubicacin de la carpeta Program Files.
Quizs los muchachos de Microsoft s.
Nos vemos.
Carlos









Re: Changing default paths

Postby Q2FybG9z » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 09:40:02 GMT

Roberto:
Para los archivos temporales se me ocurre lo siguiente.
Click con botn derecho en Mi PC, "Propiedades", "Opciones Avanzadas", click 
en "Variables de Entorno".
Ah parece que puedes reubicar los TEMP.
Comntame si funcion.
Carlos

Roberto:
It seems that the TEMP folders can be relocated by righclicking on "My PC", 
"Properties", "Advanced Properties" and click on "Environment Variables".
Carlos








Re: Changing default paths

Postby TWlzdGFyb24 » Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:36:02 GMT

THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU! Can't believe I never spotted that. It's been 
driving me nuts cos my C drive was forever in need of  free space and now 
defaulting to my larger drive is another little frustration out of the way. 
Thanks again!








Re: Changing default paths

Postby Andre Da Costa » Mon, 09 Jan 2006 15:01:33 GMT

Hmm, ok, you are welcome. :-)
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